Join Janne Lindrum as she chats to Sarah Kanowski on ABC’s Conversations with Richard Fidler
As Sarah Kanowski sits in Richard Fidlers chair for 5 weeks, her interview with Janne promises to unravel the Lindrums’ from Horace and Walter to Joy, Frederick and Clara and ultimately to author Janne Lindrum. The full circle of the Lindrum bloodlines that flow through ‘The Uncrowned King’.
Tragically, Horace Lindrum’s calling was marred by tragedy, family upheavals, war and controversy but none of these obstacles stopped him from waving the Lindrum flag. Written in the style of Michael Ondaatje’s Running in the Family, The Uncrowned King is a pastiche that weaves in and out of people’s lives and histories. We go into the Lindrum household, meet each of the characters in their own worlds, get to know their personalities, watch them battle adversity, climb to great heights and perform dazzling feats.
From the European Revolutions of 1848 to the dismissal of Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, the story runs along at a cracking pace, moving into one era and out of another, twisting and turning as lives unfold before our eyes. An intensely human story, this is one magic carpet ride you won’t want to miss.