Madame Brussels: This Moral Pandemonium by LM Robinson
Meet the keeper of Melbourne's most famous brothel. Female pest, entrepreneur and jilted lover, Caroline Hodgson is Madame Brussels - Melbourne's queen of harlotry.
LM Robinson charts her story through the decadent 1880s and the tumultuous 1890s, through courtroom dramas, love affairs and a war between heaven and hell. Operating on the margins of nineteenth-century Melbourne, Madame Brussels was inextricably linked to its centre. Madame Brussels is a story of independence, love and the war between heaven and hell.
"She has made a name for herself that will outlive her 'block of buildings', a name that many a girl has wished to God she had never heard."
- The Truth, April 20, 1907.
Read about Madame Brussels: This Moral Pandemonium in The Age.