Author: Kevin O'Donnell
The book is in the form of a satirical play, loosely styled on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The main characters are caricatures of the leading figures in Australian politics in recent years. There is much back-room organising, back-stabbing, number crunching, plotting the downfall of Prime Ministers - not to mention plenty of crude and fruity language (used in context and reflecting the actual words and phrases of the characters on whom it is based). None of the characters will escape ridicule or emerge completely unscathed from the author’s sharp pen - or the even sharper tongues of their colleagues and co-plotters.
Kevin O’Donnell is a former Australian lawyer, who has been busy as an author since retiring from 43 years of legal practice. He has recently published his first book ‘Tales from the Oldest Profession – as told by a very common lawyer’. He is now an observer and commentator, with a keen eye on political trends and developments, and has condensed Australian political events into a rollicking tale, with a cast of colourful characters who might or might not resemble some of Australia’s leading politicians of recent times.