Previously Published Book
Phillip Knightley, renowned investigative reporter,
and twice UK Journalist of the Year, says:
“ Desmond Zwar’s career followed the tradition of brash boys from the Australian bush making good in cosmopolitan Fleet Street--alas now the home of bankers and property developers rather than newspapermen. Zwar was there when British journalism was at its best, and from stories about the Queen to film stars, politicians and scandals (lots of those) he confirmed the Fleet Street view that there was no one better able to dig out the real story than an Aussie. This is a funny, engrossing memoir of a golden age.”
Professor Mark Pearson, Head of Journalism at Bond University, says of `The Queen, Rupert & Me’: “It is a riveting memoir and a fascinating tale, encapsulating the heart and soul of journalism in a thoroughly entertaining way. I am in awe of [his] writing talent! It reminded me of George Johnston’s `My Brother Jack’ a generation on.”
The Australian newspaper said of Desmond Zwar when he published his book on Rudolf Hess: “He has worked for the Melbourne Herald, the London Daily Mail and has written two books on the post-war Nazis, including one on Hess himself, The Loneliest Man in the World eventually published in 12 languages.
“ Zwar has also written the definitive book on Rupert Murdoch’s father, Sir Keith. He is not a man to be dismissed.”