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 - lauralkeet - LibraryThing
Set in Victorian England, this is the story of Sugar, a prostitute, and her relationship with William Rackham, a wealthy perfume manufacturer. William is drawn to Sugar based on a description of her ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Booktrovert - LibraryThing
okay so -- man!! i really wanted to like this book way more than i did. i ended up disappointed, but it's not surprising because faber's stylistic devices irritated the shit out of me very early on. i ... Read full review