No two persons ever read the same book.
Edmund Wilson

New Edition has been home to lovers of books for over 30 years. Established in Freo during the heady days of the America’s Cup, New Edition quickly became a local favourite. With its wide array of literary, art, poetry and non-fiction titles, it is widely considered one of Australia’s best independent bookshops. Regularly hosting author events and launches, New Edition is a vital part of Fremantle and Perth’s literary community.

Upcoming Events at New Edition

BOOK LAUNCH: The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Tuesday 2nd August 6.30pm

You are invited to the launch of The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh by Leigh Straw, hosted by New Edition Bookshop and Newsouth Books.

‘Matriarch of the criminal underworld … or the Robin Hood of inner Sydney?

The legend of Kate Leigh, Sydney’s famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer, has loomed large in TV’s Underbelly and every other account of Sydney’s criminal history from the 1920s to the 1960s. But she has never had a biography of her own.

Despite having more than 100 criminal convictions to her name, Kate Leigh is also remembered as a local hero, giving money to needy families and supporting her local community through the hard times of Depression and war. Here, novelist and historian Leigh Straw teases out the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld figure.’

WHEN: 6:30pm, Tuesday August 2, 2016
WHERE: Bar Orient, Corner of High St & Henry St, Fremantle
Please RSVP to fremantle@newedition.com.au to secure your place.

MORE INFORMATION
New Edition Fremantle
Opening Hours
9AM – 9PM 7 days a week
Address
41 High Street Fremantle
Telephone
(08) 9335 2383
Join the mailing list Sign up to get our latest news, releases and specials.