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 - Michael.McGuire - LibraryThing
I dove into this book with very few preconceptions, only choosing it because I saw a brief introductory sequence of the television series and enjoyed the interesting dialog as the camera wove through ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lisa.Johnson.James - LibraryThing
I LOVED this book. It is SO rich, SO detailed, & it's characters so REAL that it's like stepping back in time to a world that in other Victorian era books we could only peer through the window at. I ... Read full review