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***By the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of THE FIVE***
'A fascinating expose of the seamy side of 18th century life' MAIL ON SUNDAY
'Rubenhold's pages practically reek with smelly, pox-ridden Georgian Soho' GUARDIAN
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1757 - Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies, a salacious publication detaling the names and 'specialities' of the capital's prostitutes, eventually became one of the eighteenth century's most successful literary works as well as an essential accessory for any serious gentleman of pleasure.

Beyond its titillating passages lay a glimpse into the sex lives of those who lived and died by the List's profits during the Georgian era.

The Covent Garden Ladies tells the story of three unusual characters whose colourful lives were brought together by this publication.

Its story plunges the reader down the dark alleys of eighteenth-century London's underworld, a realm populated by tavern owners, pimps, punters, card sharks and of course, a colourful range of prostitutes and brothel-keepers.

'Scrupulously researched' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Crackles with drama and tension' GUARDIAN

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2012
November 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Transworld
SIZE
7.7
MB

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