Books: Gotcha! DADDY, WE HARDLY KNEW YOU by Germaine Greer

Knopf; 311 pages; $19.95

DADDY, WE HARDLY KNEW YOU

by Germaine Greer

Knopf; 311 pages; $19.95

In the course of this riveting account of the search for her father's roots, Germaine Greer reveals that the ancient motto of her family is Memor esto, or "Be mindful of your ancestors." In her case, obsessed might be a more accurate adjective. Until he died in 1983, a wasted shell of a man after serving in the Australian army during World War II, Reg Greer had rebuffed inquiries about his past. Germaine's mother seemed not to care. But after her father's death, Germaine, best known as the author...

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