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Mistress of My Fate

Hallie Rubenhold


PUBLISHED: 13th September 2012
ISBN: 9780552162517
ANNOTATION:
By the bestselling winner of the 2019 Baillie Gifford Prize: THE FIVE: THE WOMEN KILLED BY JACK THE RIPPER For fans of The Crown, Dowton Abbey and Poldark Georgian England, 1789.
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PUBLISHED: 13th September 2012
ISBN: 9780552162517
ANNOTATION:
By the bestselling winner of the 2019 Baillie Gifford Prize: THE FIVE: THE WOMEN KILLED BY JACK THE RIPPER For fans of The Crown, Dowton Abbey and Poldark Georgian England, 1789.

Annotation

By the bestselling winner of the 2019 Baillie Gifford Prize: THE FIVE: THE WOMEN KILLED BY JACK THE RIPPER

For fans of The Crown, Dowton Abbey and Poldark

Georgian England, 1789.

Publisher Description

By the bestselling winner of the 2019 Baillie Gifford Prize- THE FIVE- THE WOMEN KILLED BY JACK THE RIPPER

For fans of The Crown, Dowton Abbey and Poldark

Georgian England, 1789. Under a cloud of scandal, Henrietta Lightfoot flees her home at Melmouth Park. She has little money and no worthwhile talents, for what use is a neat stitch and a pretty voice outside the drawing room? Without family support, her only hope of survival lies with the dashing but elusive Lord Allenham...

In a quest to find him, Henrietta embarks on a journey through London's debauched and glittering underworld, where she discovers more about her own mysterious past than she could have imagined. With the aid of new-found skills at the card table and on the stage, will Henrietta be able to turn her life around?

'A remarkable picture of a fascinating age' DAILY EXPRESS

Author Biography

Hallie Rubenhold is a historian and broadcaster and an authority on womens' lives in the 18th century. She has worked as a curator for the National Portrait Gallery and as a university lecturer. Her first novel, Mistress of My Fate was received with great acclaim and her biography, Lady Worsley's Whim, was made into the hit BBC drama The Scandalous Lady W. She lives in London with her husband. Chat with her on Twitter @HallieRubenhold

Review

The first instalment in Hallie Rubenhold's sparking 18th-century fictional memoir series, This enticing novel, written with charm and originality, is full of period detail and historical insight The Good Book Guide A vibrant coming of age story...ricochets with bawdy energy, witty observation and rollicking pace between brothels, theatres and the corridors of political power. Lots of fun Easy Living A full-blooded historical romp - two parts Lizzie Bennett and Tom Jones's Sophia Western to one part Moll Flanders - with a splash of Fanny Hill Independent Rollicking good read...A remarkable picture of a fascinating age which combined extraordinary bawdiness with silky sophistication (think Hogarth and Gainsborough) Daily Express

Review Text

Rollicking good read...A remarkable picture of a fascinating age which combined extraordinary bawdiness with silky sophistication (think Hogarth and Gainsborough)

Promotional "Headline"

The pageturning debut historical novel by bestselling and award-winning author of THE FIVE- THE WOMEN KILLED BY JACK THE RIPPER-

Product Details

Author
Hallie Rubenhold
Pages
512
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0552162515
ISBN-13
9780552162517
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
MISTRESS OF MY FATE
Language
English
Series
Henrietta Lightfoot
Publication Date
2012-09-13
Subtitle
By the award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author of THE FIVE
Audience
General/Trade
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