The Resource Ada : comedian, dancer, fighter, Kaz Cooke

Ada : comedian, dancer, fighter, Kaz Cooke

Label
Ada : comedian, dancer, fighter
Title
Ada
Title remainder
comedian, dancer, fighter
Statement of responsibility
Kaz Cooke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'It's not every day a handsome young man appears on your doorstep to ask if you're a respectable woman.' Miss Ada Delroy and her famous vaudeville troupe stormed five continents, enchanting royalty, miners and larrikins alike with her wit, illusions, and breathtaking dances. 'I had a diamond pendant near as big as an emu egg off the Maharajah of What's-His-Name. They named a racehorse after me, and a pigeon and a potato soup on an Orient steamship.' Under the costume made from 100 yards of billowing silk was a woman who couldn't help being both fabulous and disreputable. Down on her luck in a rented room in Melbourne, morphia cocktail in hand, Ada receives a visitor. Is she ready to share her secrets? Inspired by photos of real 1890s vaudevillians, Kaz Cooke brings to life a forgotten world of cunning clairvoyants and trained cockatoos; of fierce loyalties and mixed lollies; the glamour of the stage and the muck of the road. Funny, inventive and lovingly researched, Ada is the story of an extraordinary woman in the toughest of times, with the courage to make herself the star
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Ada : comedian, dancer, fighter, Kaz Cooke
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Ada : comedian, dancer, fighter, Kaz Cooke
Publication
Copyright
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2047133
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780670077939
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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