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Hallie Rubenhold

The Covent Garden Ladies
  • The Covent Garden Ladies

  • ***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

Hallie Rubenhold is the Number One Sunday Times bestselling and Baillie Gifford Non-Fiction prize-winning social historian whose expertise lies in revealing stories of previously unknown women and episodes in history. As well as The Covent Garden Ladies, Rubenhold's works of non-fiction include the award-winning and Number One bestselling The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper and Lady Worsley's Whim, dramatized by the BBC as 'The Scandalous Lady W'. Her latest work of non-fiction, Bad Women, the story of the disappeared wives and partner of Dr Crippen, is due to be published in 2022. She has also written two acclaimed novels of female intrigue, revenge and betrayal: Mistress of My Fate and The French Lesson. She lives in London with her husband.


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