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The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey: A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE WEEK: A true story of sex, crime and the meaning of justice
 

The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey: A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE WEEK: A true story of sex, crime and the meaning of justice (Hardback, Main)

By Laite, Julia

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Lydia Harvey was meant to disappear. She was young and working class; she'd walked the streets, worked in brothels, and had no money of her own. In 1910, politicians, pimps, policemen and moral reformers saw her as just one of many 'girls who disappeared'. But when she took the s...tand to give testimony at the trial of her traffickers, she ensured she'd never be forgotten. Historian Julia Laite traces Lydia's extraordinary life from her home in New Zealand to the streets of Buenos Aires and safe houses of London. She also reveals the lives of international traffickers Antonio Carvelli and his mysterious wife Marie, the policemen who tracked them down, the journalists who stoked the scandal, and Eilidh MacDougall, who made it her life's mission to help women who'd been abused and disbelieved. Together, they tell an immersive story of crime, travel and sexual exploitation, of lives long overlooked and forgotten by history, and of a world transforming into the 20th century.
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ISBN 9781788164429
Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781788164429
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Released 1 Jun 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Laite, Julia
Category History
Social & Cultural History
Feminism
Prostitution
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 38mm
Dewey Code 364.1551
Weight 575g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Human trafficking - History - 20th century, Trials Sex crimes - History - 20th century
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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