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The Resource Mrs Mort's madness, Suzanne Falkiner

Mrs Mort's madness, Suzanne Falkiner

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Mrs Mort's madness
Title
Mrs Mort's madness
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Suzanne Falkiner
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  • Mrs Mort's madness
  • Missus Mort's madness
  • Mrs Morts madness
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the true story of a Sydney scandal
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Language
eng
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Summary
Four days before Christmas 1920, the troubled North Shore mother of two and budding actress Dorothy Mort shot her lover dead in cold blood. The tragic end to the brief affair with dashing young doctor, cricket star and War hero, Dr Claude Tozer, scandalised Sydney. Dorothy's respectable husband was devastated. Following a trial that mesmerised the public and sent the media into a frenzy, Dorothy was declared a not guilty on the ground of insanity and sentenced to nine years in Long Bay gaol. Upon her release, she returned to her husband and quietly lived out the rest of her life ... But was she really mad, or bad, or neither? In an absorbing blend of investigative non-fiction and biography, Suzanne Falkiner delves into the case that has bewitched Sydney for almost 100 years.
Biography type
individual biography
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10643128
Cataloging source
AU@
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1952-
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Falkiner, Suzanne
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Haigh, Gideon
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  • Mort, Dorothy
  • Women murderers
  • Insanity defence
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Murder
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Four days before Christmas 1920, the troubled North Shore mother of two and budding actress Dorothy Mort shot her lover dead in cold blood. The tragic end to the brief affair with dashing young doctor, cricket star and War hero, Dr Claude Tozer, scandalised Sydney. Dorothy's respectable husband was devastated. Following a trial that mesmerised the public and sent the media into a frenzy, Dorothy was declared a not guilty on the ground of insanity and sentenced to nine years in Long Bay Gaol. Upon her release, she returned to her husband and quietly lived out the rest of her life ... But was she really mad, or bad, or neither? In an absorbing blend of investigative non-fiction and biography, Suzanne Falkiner delves into the case that has bewitched Sydney for almost 100 years
Target audience
adult
Label
Mrs Mort's madness, Suzanne Falkiner
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053060175
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781922057914
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Mrs Mort's madness, Suzanne Falkiner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053060175
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781922057914
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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