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  • The tale is the more compelling because (Moll) is looking back ruefully on her misadventures in older age, examining her own motives with withering candour

  • It's still fresh, centuries on. It's raunchy yet humane, brilliantly written yet not at the expense of a fast-paced plot, and it conjures such a vivid picture of its age that it would certainly transport me off the monotony of a desert island.I've always loved Moll herself she's so feisty. All the dreadful things that befall her and she just picks herself up, dusts herself down, rearranges her cleavage and rampages off again.

    Freya North, Daily Mail
  • Bold, beautiful and brilliantly resourceful, Moll was ideally qualified to be the heroine of one of the first English novels... Defoe conveys very forcefully that wit, courage and enterprise are valuable attributes for a woman

  • Enduringly colourful

    The Times
  • The raciest of memoirs

    The Times

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