Bob Hawke’s daughter Sue Pieters-Hawke has written her mother’s biography and there is something in it that Bob’s second wife Blanche d’Alpuget doesn’t like. It seems that Blanche has a hot temper and is alleged to have slapped Sue at Brisbane airport last week.
Blanche's recent biography about former Prime Minister Bob Hawke was not well received by his daughter Sue who was disgusted at the way her mother was portrayed in her book Hawke: The Prime Minister. She says her mother, who is in advanced stages of dementia, cannot speak for herself so it's up to her to speak for her. Banche referred to Hazel as a loyal doormat whose "marriage had been unstable for decades" plus other unflattering comments.
Sue Pieters-Hawke issued a statement yesterday to set the record straight, she said she did not touch Blanch in any way and it was she who called police. No further action was taken because no charges were laid. Her mother's biography Hazel: A Biography will be released in November.