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Christopher Hitchens described Geoffrey Robertson as ‘the greatest living Australian' and the satirical magazine Private Eye calls him ‘an Australian who has had a vowel transplant'. Just before he was to cross-examine Princess Diana, the London Times complained that he was ‘anti-establishment, republican and Australian' - in ascending order of horror.

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Paperback, 480 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by Random House
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Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Geoffrey Robertson is an Australian national treasure and seems to be one of the few people in the world still talking sense. In some ways this collection of his writing is a little dated, yet much of it resonates as if it was written yesterday. Because what Robertson stands for - and has always stood for - is honesty, integrity and above all fairness for all human beings, regardless of race, colour, creed, gender or sexual orientation. Although he doesn’t live full time in Australia and hasn’t ...more
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dreaming Too Loud was a Christmas 2013 present that I've just got around to reading. Geoffrey Robertson QC is a great favourite of mine and he has a staggering intellect, is incredibly articulate and charming. Dreaming Too Loud starts with 61 questions about Australia that I thought I would romp through...I got less than 20 correct. Geoffrey is caustic and critical of the fact that we (Australians) are the only country in the world that reveres a terrorist, Ned Kelly, as our national hero (I'm n ...more
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Geoffrey Ronald Robertson QC (born 30 September 1946) is a human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster. He holds dual Australian and British citizenship.

Robertson is a founder and joint head of Doughty Street Chambers. He serves as a Master of the Bench at the Middle Temple, a recorder, and visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London.

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