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LETTER of the MONTH
Women we love
The power of a helping hand • One family learnt adversity can be overcome with the right support.
Here comes the bride
Pictures of hope
Evonne Goolagong Cawley There’s no place like home • It’s been 50 years since Australia thrilled to Evonne Goolagong’s first Wimbledon win. In a rare and exclusive interview with Susan Chenery, Australia’s ‘sunshine supergirl’ recounts the dizzy highs of life on the international tennis circuit, and the strength and wisdom she’s found in family, community and coming home.
Royal Insider • Behind Palace gates with Juliet Rieden
Miscarriage of justice? • A Queensland mother lost her baby just days before she was due to give birth. The person responsible was a reckless drunk driver, but even the judge admitted there was no clear path to bring him to justice. Genevieve Gannon investigates one of the most fiercely fought and intensely personal legal battles of our time.
LIZ HAYES A country girl at heart • Liz Hayes was a novelty when she first hit TV screens and more than 40 years later she’s still blazing a trail. In a revealing interview she talks to Juliet Rieden about her dairy-farm childhood, the painful hospital blunder that killed her dad and her surprising fitness secret.
“I don’t know what 65 is. I really don’t feel old.”
New year, new life • The pandemic threw certainty to the wind and changed lives. Alley Pascoe meets four women who reinvented themselves in 2020 – some out of necessity; others because the COVID shake-up gave them permission to chase their dreams.
From couture to the country • Journalist Alley Pascoe shares her own story of uprooting her life after a year like no other.
“I’ll live how I want to” • Noni Hazlehurst invites Tiffany Dunk into her beautiful hinterland home to talk about life, death and all that comes in between.
DYING to be PRETTY • The global beauty industry is worth more than $500 billion and the rise of social media is fuelling a further boom. But as Genevieve Gannon discovers, buying creams, powders and pills online is fraught with danger. They could be fake, or even fatal.
THE BLACK MARKET BOOM
Meet JILL BIDEN A First Lady for the ages • She is the first president’s wife to keep her day job, and also the force that’s held her family together through victory and heartbreaking grief. Nick Bryant profiles Jill Biden – cool grandma, merry prankster and the courageous new First Lady of the United States.
Second chance Jack • At 80, Aussie screen legend Jack Thompson treasures every moment: his first memory of his mother by the water; a film for which it was worth defying death; and the woman who captured his heart and has held it tight for 50 years. He shares it all with Samantha Trenoweth.
Audrey Hepburn BEYOND THE ICON • Audrey’s younger son, Luca Dotti, shares with Imogen A. Rose never-before-seen images and touching memories of life with his legendary mother.
“Mum taught me to be strong” • In an era of helicopter parenting, Daisy Turnbull says risk-taking can set our children free. She and mum Lucy share childhood stories with Juliet Rieden and discuss the key to developing resilience in tomorrow’s adults.
My life as a SPY • Former French spy Jack Beaumont knew he had to quit his job after his Australian wife found him sitting on the sofa staring at the ceiling all night. And now he’s found a new life here, he tells Sue Williams, with a novel inspired by his career and a fresh sense of peace.
The farmer’s friend • A misunderstood but...