Madam Lash

Madam Lash : Gretel Pinniger's Scandalous Life of Sex, Art and Bondage

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Gretel Pinniger - dominatrix, fetishist, artist, and courtesan to the rich and famous - has been shocking and outraging Australia for decades. Never shy of publicity, this introverted daughter of a handsome war hero from the Melbourne establishment once wanted to become a nun. Instead, she threw her leather-clad body into a world of sex, drugs and riotous parties. She danced with Elton John, catered to Clyde Packer's more creative sexual fantasies and was supported by a fabulously wealthy patron, who bequeathed her a generous allowance so long as his name was never disclosed by her. Despite marrying and becoming a mother, there is nothing ordinary about the outlandish Gretel Pinniger. Sam Everingham takes you into the colourful reality of Australia's most misunderstood eccentric. This is a portrait as revealing, provocative and outrageous as Madam Lash more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 23mm | 420g
  • Allen & Unwin
  • St Leonards, Australia
  • English
  • Main
  • 16-page full-colour insert
  • 1742370012
  • 9781742370019
  • 300,681

About Sam Everingham

Sam Everingham is the author of Gordon Barton, a biography of the maverick businessman and one of Madam Lash's playmates, and Wild Ride, a lively history of Cobb & more