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Podcast: A First For Crime with Leigh Straw

June 12, 2018

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In this week’s podcast Cheryl is joined by Leigh Straw to discuss her recent release, Lillian Armfield – a true crime novel about Australia’s first female detective. Together they discuss institutionalised sexism, the shifting of crime trends through the ages, and the uprising of female voices and figures in historical fiction.

 

Podcast guest: Leigh Straw

Dr Leigh Straw is an academic, historian and writer. Her previous book, The Worst Woman in Sydney, was a biography of Sydney underworld figure Kate Leigh. She is Senior Lecturer in Australian and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.

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