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Author Nowra, Louis, 1950- author

Title Kings Cross : a biography / Louis Nowra
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth, 2013
Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2013


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  994.41 Now/Kca  AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource
Contents AUTHOR'S NOTE; PROLOGUE; They've come to stay; Doncaster Hall; The quarrel; Falling; William Street; The Swells of Woolloomooloo Hill; Brougham Street; A tap on the car window; The Revolutionary and the Book Collector; Victoria Street; 'The Golden Age'; Neon; The underbelly of Australia' s Montmartre; Last orders; 'There was a disgraceful state of things going on there'; Fire; Reaching for the sky; Beggars; Kings Cross is different; Kellett Street; Little Europe; The Devil is a woman; Kings Cross Road; Septic tanks; ' You find this ugly, I find it lovely'; Bayswater Road
The neon lights are being turned on againWomen on the edge; Llankelly Place; The Glittering Mile; ' It was like a horror movi e in slow motion'; Fitzroy Gardens; Kitchen of hell; Macleay Street; Halfway between a circus and a sewer; The performing self; Rejuvenation; Darlinghurst Road; We ❤ Kings Cross; NOTES; ACK NOWLEDGEME NTS
Summary Louis Nowra burrows beneath the sensationalist Underbelly 'sex and sin' narrative, revealing stories and a cast of characters - some household names others little-known - that not even a writer could conjure up. Kings Cross is a no-holds barred place, where backpackers, prostitutes, strippers, chefs, mad men, poets, beggars, booksellers, doctors, gangsters, sailors, musicians, drug traffickers, eccentrics, judges and artists live side by side. Part flaneur, part historian and part eyewitness, Louis Nowra is the best possible guide to a place both real, and a state of mind
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Kings Cross (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- History.
Kings Cross (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes.
Kings Cross (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- Social life and customs.
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2015376478
ISBN 1742233260
1742241565 (electronic bk)
1742246559 (electronic bk)
9781742241562 (electronic bk)
9781742246550 (electronic bk)
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