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Mad or Bad?
Mad or Bad?

Mad or Bad?

The Life and Exploits of Amy Bock, 1859-1943


382 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

PDF, $9.99 (CA $12.99) (US $9.99)

Publication Date: May 2017

ISBN 9780947522209

Rights: WOR

Otago University Press (May 2017)


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Amy Bock's life has been the inspiration for plays, books, a TV program, music, poems, an exhibition and more, but Mad or Bad? is the first comprehensive biography. And while Amy gained notoriety as a daring, duplicitous and talked-about con artist who impersonated a man and married an unsuspecting woman, in this book the author shows how her story was not a straightforward case of fraud and misrepresentation.

Author Biography

Jenny Coleman is currently Programme Coordinator for the Women's Studies Programme at Massey University and was Coordinating Editor for the Women's Studies Journal, 2004 to 2009. Her research interests are in nineteenth-century women's history, feminist biography and media representations of feminism.

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