Smart: The True Story of Margaret Caroline Rudd and the Unfortunate Perreau Brothers

Smart: The True Story of Margaret Caroline Rudd and the Unfortunate Perreau Brothers

by Sarah Bakewell
     
 

The Smart is a true drama of eighteenth-century life with a mercurial, mysterious heroine. Caroline is a young Irishwoman who runs off to London and slides into a glamorous life as a high-class prostitute. In the early 1770s, she becomes involved with the intriguing Perreau twins. They begin forging bonds, living in increasing luxury until everything

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Overview

The Smart is a true drama of eighteenth-century life with a mercurial, mysterious heroine. Caroline is a young Irishwoman who runs off to London and slides into a glamorous life as a high-class prostitute. In the early 1770s, she becomes involved with the intriguing Perreau twins. They begin forging bonds, living in increasing luxury until everything collapses like a house of cards. A brilliantly researched and evocative history, The Smart is full of the life of London streets, and shot through with enduring themes—sex, money, death and fame.

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Daily Telegraph
A fascinating story of the shady life and scandalous times of Caroline Rudd… gripping reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099286639
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Pages:
321
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Bakewell is a Curator at the Wellcome Library, London, where she stumbled across this fascinating story. This is her first book.

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