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Malcolm Turnbull recently released a short video talking about his upbringing, painting him as a battler who was brought up by a single dad. But while the story of Turnbull’s mother leaving him at the age of 9 is undisputed, just how real is the story of ‘the battler’? Paddy Manning has turned his forensic eye to Turnbull’s life, in his new book Born to Rule: The unauthorised biography of Malcolm Turnbull, and he says the batter image is far from true.

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