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The Covent Garden Ladies: Pimp General Jack and the Extraordinary Story of Harris' List: Pimp General Jack the Extraordinary Story of Harris's List Paperback – 1 May 2006

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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press; UK ed. edition (1 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752437399
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752437392
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 677,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sex toys, porn... forget Ann Summers, Miss Love was at it 250 years ago. (THE TIMES)

What a marvellous read Covent Garden Ladies is - I absolutely loved these divinely irresistible rascals and the brilliant telling of their escapades. (LEONIE FRIEDA Author of Catherine De Medici)

Scrupulously researched and cleverly structured... as lewd as goats and monkeys. (FREYA JOHNSTON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH)

A compelling and ingenious book... Rubenhold proves herself both a keen researcher and a writer who understands narrative tension. (THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)

Exposed: filthy poet pimp who wrote the Georgian gentleman’s guide to prostitution... Essential reading for Georgian gentlemen in search of dangerous liaisons. (THE GUARDIAN)

The Covent Garden Ladies has all the atmosphere and edge of a good novel combined with the erudition and scholarship of history at its best… gives us the eighteenth century underworld as it is rarely portrayed, complete with whores and whoremongers, pimps and publishers. With this magnificent debut, Hallie Rubenhold deserves to storm the literary world. (FRANCES WILSON Author of The Courtesan’s Revenge)

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The Covent Garden Ladies tells the story of three unusual characters: Samuel Derrick, John Harrison (aka Jack Harris), and Charlotte Hayes, whose complicated and colourful lives were brought together by this publication. The true history of the book is a tragicomic opera motivated by poverty, passionate love, aspiration and shame. Its telling plunges the reader down the dark alleys of eighteenth-century London's underworld, a realm populated by tavern owners, pimps, punters, card sharps and of course, a colourful range of prostitutes and brothel-keepers. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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