Adrift in Melbourne

Annear Robyn

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Text Publishing
Publisher Place: Australia
Publisher Year: 2021
Edition: First Edition

Description: 268 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Melbournes streets have always been marvellous—but the proud facades of the nineteenth-century boom arent the half of it.What about the stories behind themThe great corset scandal of Melbournes belle epoque;The heritage-listed toilets out the back of the Rialto;The exploits of the women who ran the brothels in Little Lonsdale Street;The reason George Mallaby starred in Homicide wearing a hat two sizes too small.This book contains a series of walks created by Robyn Annear to showcase the hidden histories we might scurry past every day, the buildings now gone and the extraordinary characters who inhabited them.Charming, erudite and frankly gossipy, Annears highly entertaining guide to Melbourne past and present need not be experienced on the move. But whether you enjoy it from a tram stop or an armchair, Adrift in Melbourne will inspire you to unleash your inner flneur on the lurking surprises of this great city.

ISBN: 9781922330970

(209710)


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