Mistress of My Fate

Mistress of My Fate - The Confessions of Henrietta Lightfoot

1st paperback ed

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Synopsis

'A remarkable picture of a fascinating age' DAILY EXPRESS
'A full-blooded historical' INDEPENDENT

For fans of BBC TV's hit series HARLOTS
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My tale is not for the faint of heart.

Born illegitimate in eighteenth-century England, Henrietta Lightfoot reveals the truth about the events that shaped her in this candid confessional of a wide-eyed girl's journey to worldliness.

Forced to flee her childhood home for the capital, Henrietta falls face first into a demi-monde of rakes, rogues, wits, pimps and courtesans. It is not long before she realizes that true liberty is a privilege to be enjoyed by men. But Henrietta is determined to find independence.

In this deliciously deviant novel, Rubenhold illuminates the dark lives of the women written out of eighteenth-century literature by the great male writers. Vibrant and full-blooded, it is an unputdownable picaresque story for our times

'Two parts Lizzie Bennett and Tom Jones's Sophia Western to one part Moll Flanders' INDEPENDENT

'Combines extraordinary bawdiness with silky sophistication' DAILY EXPRESS



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Book information

ISBN: 9780552162517
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Corgi Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 505
Weight: 352g
Height: 199mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 33mm