Editions

Reviews

  • "Rubenhold proves herself both a keen researcher and a writer who understands narrative tension...a compelling and ingenious book"

    Independent
  • "Scrupulously researched and cleverly structured... Among the scurrilous tales of 18th-century low life...this one is the most intriguing."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A good story...impeccable..."

    Times
  • "Rubenhold's pages practically reek with smelly, pox-ridden Georgian Soho. She shows, with a complete lack of po-faced sermonising, the dangers of prostitution as well as the possibilities it offered, and she creates a narrative from the interrelated fortunes of her three main characters that crackles with drama and tension."

    Guardian
  • "A fascinating exposé of the seamy side of 18th century life (awarded five stars)"

    Mail on Sunday