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A scandal in Bohemia, Gideon Haigh

Label
A scandal in Bohemia
Title
A scandal in Bohemia
Statement of responsibility
Gideon Haigh
Title variation
Scandal in Bohemia
Title variation remainder
the life and death of Mollie Dean
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As enigmatic in life as in death, Mollie Dean was a woman determined to transcend. Creatively ambitious and sexually precocious, at twenty-five she was a poet, aspiring novelist and muse on the peripheries of Melbourne's bohemian salons - until one night in 1930 she was brutally slain by an unknown killer in a laneway while walking home. Her family was implicated. Those in her circle, including her acclaimed artist lover Colin Colahan, were shamed. Her memory was anxiously suppressed. Yet the mystery of her death rendered more mysterious her life and Mollie's story lingered, incorporated into memoir, literature, television, theatre and song, most notably in George Johnston's classic My Brother Jack. In A Scandal in Bohemia, Gideon Haigh explodes the true crime genre with a murder story about life as well as death. Armed with only a single photograph and echoes of Mollie's voice, he has reassembled the precarious life of a talented woman without a room of her own - a true outsider, excluded by the very world that celebrated her in its art. In this work of restorative justice, Mollie Dean emerges as a tenacious, charismatic, independent woman for whom society had no place, and whom everybody tried to forget - but nobody could
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10680652
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haigh, Gideon
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dean, Mollie
  • Dean, Mollie
  • Dean, Mollie
  • Women
  • Artists' models
  • Murder
  • Women
  • Melbourne (Vic.)
  • Melbourne (Vic.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A scandal in Bohemia, Gideon Haigh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061481379
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143789574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimilies, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1021046558
Label
A scandal in Bohemia, Gideon Haigh
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061481379
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143789574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimilies, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1021046558

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