This suburbs past wraps around its present. Told in his vivid and entertaining style, Louis Nowra writes Woolloomooloos biography, drink in hand, from the vantage point of the Old Fitzroy Hotel, the cosy, eccentric and wonderful pub on Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo. Its a world of sex, sin, sly grog, sailors, razor gangs, larrikins, workers, artisans, murderers, fishermen, activists, drinkers, fashion designers, tradies, artists and the downright dangerous. Its also a story of courage, resilience, tolerance, compassion. And though the pub has a real theatre, its the cast of real-life characters that are the stars of this show. Louis often accompanied by Coco the Chihuahua and other two-legged locals, often walks the streets, uncovering history some official, some never revealed. He stumbles across pockets of beauty and charm, and the derelict and abandoned. Unforgettable and unspellable Woolloomooloo in this book is a place as fascinating as its name.

ISBN: 9781742234953
Author: Nowra, Louis
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Format: Paperback
Pages: 592
Dimension: 234mm X 153mm