Mistress of My Fate

Hallie Rubenhold

£9.99

England in the 1780s. Henrietta is illegitimate, born to an aristocratic father and a courtesan. From the moment she draws breath, she is fated to live in the shadows of her cousin, the manipulative Lady Catherine. But when Henrietta meets Lord Allenham, her sisterly relationship with Lady Catherine turns into rivalry.

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For fans of BBC TV’s hit series BRIDGERTON and HARLOTS

‘A remarkable picture of a fascinating age’ DAILY EXPRESS
A full-blooded historical’ INDEPENDENT
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My tale is not for the faint of heart.

Born illegitimate in eighteenth-century England, Henrietta Lightfoot confesses the truth about her scandalous life in this candid and astonishing coming-of-age.

After fleeing her childhood home for London without a penny, Henrietta falls face first into a demi-monde of rakes, rogues, wits, pimps and courtesans. Forced to fend for herself, she begins to realize true liberty is a man’s privilege. Can Henrietta survive as an independent woman in a world designed for men?

In this deliciously fast-paced 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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Weight0.346 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.7 × 3.2 cm
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