Notorious Australian Women

Product Number: EB00631598
Released: Jan 20, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780730494799
Publisher: ABC Books
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Description

The sensational lives and exploits of twenty audacious, brash and scandalous women, now in an all-new format. NOtORIOUS AUStRALIAN WOMEN celebrates the lives of some of Australia's most fearless, brash and scandalous women. there's tilly Devine, who went from streetwalker in London to wealthy Sydney madam and standover merchant; Mary Bryant, the highway robber and First Fleeter who escaped by rowing from Port Jackson to timor with her two children; Lola Montez, the Irish-born grande horizontale, who destroyed King Ludwig I of Bavaria; Ellen tremaye and Marion Edwards, women who challenged the gender order and became men; and Helena Rubinstein, who rewrote her humble Polish background and became one of the most successful and astute businesswomen in the world. From bushrangers, courtesans and cross-dressers, to writers, designers and a radical or two, what these splendid rebels have in common is a determination to take their destinies into their own hands.

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Author(s): Kay Saunders
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2011

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