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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday (8 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 085752142X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857521422
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.9 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 412,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A sexy digest of the 18th-century Gentleman's directory of Covent Garden ladies of the night, introduced by social historian, Hallie Rubenhold

About the Author

Hallie Rubenhold is a historian and specialist in 18th Century social history. She is the author of the novel MISTRESS OF MY FATE featuring the courageous Georgian courtesan, Henrietta Lightfoot, also published by Transworld. Find out more at www. Hallierubenhold.com and www.henriettalightfoot.com.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jo D'Arcy TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Nov. 2012
Format: Hardcover
I have a degree in history and absolutely love learning about the past. It is sometimes far more interesting than the present or even in fact dictates what happens in the present. So when this book dropped through my letterbox recently, I was intrigued. I had not been sent such a book before and certainly not been sent a book about prostitutes before! Can I just add here, that this book does not dictate anything of my life that is happening in the present.

But what I have found as I have dipped in and out of this book, is a pure delight. Not just the fact that in the Eighteenth Century it was considered okay to publish such a book. Oh imagine the outcry now if such a book was printed. The language is a dream, and when reading it with Twenty First Century eyes, knowledge and vocabulary it I think has more than one meaning. Allow me to share the odd little snippet:

*A knowing one, lives in the first floor...if she returns you a favourable glance, she will immediately conduct you in a very complaisant manner to a convenient sofa, and suffer you there to take a view of her have of delight...in return she likewise expects a view of nature's gifts from you, which if she thinks clean and properly adopted, she will unload for two pounds two.

*She lives elegant, and is a great economist, is tall and genteel, about twenty-four years of age, rather dark complexion, a little pitted with the small pox, her price is one pound one, but will not refuse half a guinea.

And so this list of ladies goes on and their prices are given, the complexions and age commented on and it seems that having a good set of teeth is a must then choosing. Don't worry if your request may be of the little perverse, there are some of those ladies mentioned to!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Nov. 2012
Format: Hardcover
Trying to find some Christmas gifts are always going to be tricky and to be honest I love it when I find something that's not only quirky but something that I find interesting. That's exactly what you get in this modern edited version of the "Pimpmaster of England"'s collection brought to the modern reader by Hallie Rubenhold.

It's based on a popular printed series from the 19th Century bringing the advantages of some of the street girls for the gentlemen of the time which goes to show that nothing sells like sex even way back then. The guide is a book that I found fascinating and when added to the quirkiness factor could make quite an interesting gift for the history fan in your household.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Webb on 10 Jan. 2014
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This book has proved very popular in my house as visitors love to flick through and read out passages.Bought a second one for a friend.Despite some salacious content, the beautiful use of English and innuendo is very interesting.Shines a light on a bygone age.Fascinating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grandad Nick on 5 April 2013
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Oh what fun to dip in to this book for a read!
But it occurs to me that these ladies of negotiable affection would only have been available for the well-to-do.
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