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Publisher Description

Louis Nowra burrows beneath the sensationalist Underbelly ‘sex and sin’ narrative, revealing stories and a cast of characters – some household names others little-known - that not even a writer could conjure up.

Kings Cross is a no-holds barred place, where backpackers, prostitutes, strippers, chefs, mad men, poets, beggars, booksellers, doctors, gangsters, sailors, musicians, drug traffickers, eccentrics, judges and artists live side by side. Part flaneur, part historian and part eyewitness, Louis Nowra is the best possible guide to a place both real, and a state of mind.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2013
1 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
NewSouth Publishing
SELLER
NewSouth Books
SIZE
4.6
MB

Customer Reviews

UGJA ,

Great book!

I couldn't put this book down! Saw Kings Cross in a whole new light. Mr. Nowra's writing is poetic, and there's plenty of humour in the book.

redmars7 ,

Kings X

I couldn't put this down, loved the stories and history, just a great read!

90s Flaneur ,

The Cross comes to life

What a great read! Loved the colonial and mid-twentieth century history and the more contemporary bits -- who knew so much exciting stuff had gone on in Kellett Street where I spent so much time in my late teens.

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