Hallie Rubenhold

Hallie Rubenhold

Mistress of My Fate

Mistress of My Fate

By the award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author of THE FIVE


For fans of BBC TV's hit series BRIDGERTON and HARLOTS

'A remarkable picture of a fascinating age' DAILY EXPRESS
'A full-blooded historical' INDEPENDENT

My tale is not for the faint of heart.

Born illegitimate in eighteenth-century England, Henrietta Lightfoot confesses the truth about her scandalous life in this candid and astonishing coming-of-age.

After fleeing her childhood home for London without a penny, Henrietta falls face first into a demi-monde of rakes, rogues, wits, pimps and courtesans. Forced to fend for herself, she begins to realize true liberty is a man's privilege. Can Henrietta survive as an independent woman in a world designed for men?

In this deliciously fast-paced novel, Rubenhold illuminates the dark lives of the women written out of eighteenth-century literature by the great male writers. Vibrant and full-blooded, it is an unputdownable picaresque story for our times

'Two parts Lizzie Bennett and Tom Jones's Sophia Western to one part Moll Flanders' INDEPENDENT

'Combines extraordinary bawdiness with silky sophistication' DAILY EXPRESS

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