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The Suicide Bride: A mystery of tragedy and family secrets in Edwardian Sydney

The Suicide Bride: A mystery of tragedy and family secrets in Edwardian Sydney (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Bretherton, Tanya

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Whenever society produces a depraved criminal, we wonder: is it nature or is it nurture? When the charlatan Alicks Sly murdered his wife, Ellie, and killed himself with a cut-throat razor in a house in Sydney's Newtown in early 1904, he set off a chain of events that could answer... that question. He also left behind mysteries that might never be solved. Sociologist Dr Tanya Bretherton traces the brutal story of Ellie, one of many suicide brides in turn-of-the-century Sydney; of her husband, Alicks, and his family; and their three orphaned sons, adrift in the world. From the author of the acclaimed THE SUITCASE BABY - shortlisted for the 2018 Ned Kelly Award, Danger Prize and Waverley Library 'Nib' Award - comes another riveting true-crime case from Australia's dark past. THE SUICIDE BRIDE is a masterful exploration of criminality, insanity, violence and bloody family ties in bleak, post-Victorian Sydney.
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ISBN 9780733640988
Published NZ 23 Apr 2019
Publisher Hachette
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (2 other possible title(s) available)
Series The Australian Crime Vault
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ISBN-13 9780733640988
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Australia
Published 23 Apr 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bretherton, Tanya
Series The Australian Crime Vault
Category True Stories
True Crime
World History: From C 1900 -
Australasian & Pacific History
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 364.1523092
Weight 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Murder - History - 20th century - Australia - Newtown NSW
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade