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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Marr is the author of Patrick White: A Life, Panic, The High Price of Heaven and Dark Victory (with Marian Wilkinson). He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Saturday Paper, the Guardian and the Monthly, and been editor of the National Times, a reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV’s Media Watch. He is the author of five bestselling Quarterly Essays.

He knows children have been wrecked. He apologises again and again. He even sees that the hostility of the press he so deplores has helped the church face the scandal. What he doesn’t get is the hostility to the church. Whatever else he believes in, Pell has profound faith in the Catholic Church. He guards it with his life. Nations come and go but the church remains.

—David Marr, The Prince

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The leading Catholic in the nation and spiritual adviser to Tony Abbott, Cardinal George Pell has played a key role in the greatest challenge to face his church for centuries: the scandal of child sex abuse by priests.
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PUBLISHED: September 2013
RRP: $19.99
ISBN: 9781863956161 PAPERBACK
ISBN: 9781922231154  EBOOK


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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

An indictment of Pell for blind, evasive, flint-hearted reactions … Has a more devastating portrait of a 'respectable', living, non-politician, Australian public figure ever been published?

Gerard Windsor, Sydney Morning Herald

An incisive discussion of the character and personality of Pell

Jack Waterford, The Canberra Times

Blow after devastating blow.

Sonya Harnett, Weekend Australian, Best Books of 2013

Descriptively superb. This is where David Marr rivals Lytton Strachey.

Peter Craven, Weekend Australian

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