The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh (Paperback)Leigh Straw (author)
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The legend of Kate Leigh, Sydney's famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer, has loomed large in TV's Underbelly and every other account of Sydney's criminal history from the 1920s to the 1960s. But she has never had a biography of her own.
Despite having over 100 criminal convictions to her name, Kate Leigh is remembered as a local hero, giving money to needy families and supporting her Surry Hills community through the hard times of Depression and war. Here, novelist and historian Leigh Straw teases out the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and became a leading underworld figure.
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 20 mm