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The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

Product info (from Goodreads): Sugar, 19, prostitute in Victorian London, yearns for a better life. From brutal brothel-keeper Mrs Castaway, she ascends in society. Affections of self-involved perfume magnate William Rackham soon smells like love. Her social rise attracts preening … Continue reading

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Review: A House Is Not a Home by Polly Adler

Synopsis (from Amazon.com): Polly Adler’s “house” — the brothel that gave this best-selling 1953 autobiography its title — was a major site of New York City underworld activity from the 1920s through the 1940s. Adler’s notorious Lexington Avenue house of … Continue reading

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