Madame Brussels: This Moral Pandemonium by LM Robinson

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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.