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Title:A Scandal in Bohemia: The Life and Death of Mollie Dean (signed by author)
Price:AUD$32.00 (about USD$24.20)
Category:True Crime
Signed:By Author
Item ID:P002-6078
Publisher:Penguin, Melbourne, 2018
Binding:Trade Paperback
Condition:As New
Penguin, 2018, Trade Paperback, Book Condition: As New, First, Signed by Author

First Impression . Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 310 pages. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. On the night of 21 November 1930, twenty-five-year-old school teacher Mollie Dean was beaten to death 50 metres from her home in Elwood. The public was shocked: brutal killing, beautiful young victim, no clear motive. The shock deepened when the inquest revealed that Mollie was in bed, figuratively and literally, with Melbourne s bohemian circle, in particular Australia s leading conductor Fritz Hart and the rising star of Australian art Colin Colahan, both married; she had also been the mistress of Australia s mightiest wrestler and body builder Clarence Weber. Mollie was herself an aspiring writer, and in turn was an inspiration. In life she was painted and described in diaries. Her death became part of numerous novels, most notably the classic My Brother Jack. But who was Mollie other than a victim? Gideon Haigh listens to echoes of her voice in court documents, diaries and above all in the art and literature of the world that exploited and excluded her even as it celebrated her in its art, to reveal the dangerous life of a talented young woman without a room of her own. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; Signed by Author. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780143789574. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6078.
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