Success dogged him

Judith Brett’s ‘The Enigmatic Mr Deakin’ is a skilful portrait of Australia’s second prime minister

Image of Alfred Deakin

Alfred Deakin at Point Lonsdale front beach, Victoria, in 1910. Image courtesy of Brookes family and Deakin University library. 

About the author Mark McKenna

Mark McKenna is a professor at the University of Sydney. His books include An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark.