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Notorious Australian Women

Kay Saunders

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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.

Customer Reviews

Good read

A good collection of "Aussie" women of sorts. Amazing how many needed to make up life stories to achieve their notoriety.
A little long winded with minutiae, but obviously well researched.

Impressed

Liked the style, well researched and interesting reading.

Interesting women

Interesting and well researched but could have done with some editing. The section on crossdressing/transgender could have been handled with more sensitivity, too.

Notorious Australian Women
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  • $13.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: History
  • Published: 01 April 2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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