Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies

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Hallie Rubenhold
Doubleday, 2012 - History - 151 pages
"If you ever wondered what Jane Austen's Mr Darcy and his 'fellows' got up to on their numerous trips to London, here is the book they would certainly have carried around ... HARRIS'S LIST OF COVENT GARDEN LADIES was a bestseller of the Eighteenth Century, shifting 250,000 copoies in an age before mass consumerism. An annual 'guide book', and published at Christmas time, it detailed the names, attributes and 'specialities' of the capital's prostitutes. During its heyday (1759 -95) HARRIS'S LIST was the essential accessory for any serious gentleman of pleasure. Hallie Rubenhold has collected the funniest, rudest and most bizarre entries penned by Jack Harris, Pimp-General-of-all-England' into this mischievous little book."

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Hallie Rubenhold is a historian and specialist in 18th Century social history. She is the author of the novel MISTRESS OF MY FATE featuring the courageous Georgian courtesan, Henrietta Lightfoot, also published by Transworld. Find out more at www. Hallierubenhold.com and www.henriettalightfoot.com.

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