Inga Clendinnen was born in Geelong in 1934. Her early books and scholarly articles on the Aztecs and Maya of Mexico earned her a reputation as one of the world's finest historians. Reading the Holocaust, Tiger's Eye and Dancing with Strangers have been critically acclaimed and won a number of local and international awards.
`Enthralling, and masterful in its prose...Clendinnen's characters come vividly to life in her poetically written and compelling story.' * Toowoomba Chronicle * `A masterful book, elegantly conceived and written with narrative brilliance. Clendinnen is witty, incisively poetic.' -- Anne McGrath * Age * `Because we know the outcome, the story has a deep poignancy. But Clendinnen does not just plod through the familiar sad story of oppression. Hers is a lyrical account that draws us into its passionate heart.' * New Zealand Herald * `Wonderfully brave and stylishly written...Sometimes provocative, but startling in the way it entertainingly refreshes our history.' * Courier Mail * `I cannot imagine that a more vivid or beguiling account of the origins of British Australia will ever be written...an extraordinary achievement.' -- Robert Manne * Age *