The Crimson Petal and the White
Sugar, an alluring, nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs Castaway, yearns for a better life and her ascent through the strata of 1870's London society offers us intimacy with a host of loveable, maddening and superbly realised characters. Gripping from the first page, this immense novel is an intoxicating and deeply satisfying read, not only a wonderful story but the creation of an entire, extraordinary world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElaineRuss - LibraryThing
A grimy, lurid look beneath the sheets off victorian London. This book is extremely well executed and at close to a 1000 pages it, miraculously, doesn't drag! However there are 2 reasons why this book ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Krumbs - LibraryThing
This book made me feel bad. Not in a sad way, or a guilty way, or grossed out, but in that way where you get a squirmy feeling in your stomach and you just feel intensely uncomfortable and want ... Read full review