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The Covent Garden Ladies: Pimp General Jack & The Extraordinary Story of Harris List Hallie Rubenhold

The Covent Garden Ladies: Pimp General Jack & The Extraordinary Story of Harris List

Hallie Rubenhold

Published
ISBN : 9780752428505
Hardcover
318 pages
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The Covent Garden Ladies tells the story of Samuel Derrick, Jack Harris, and Charlotte Hayes, whose complicated and colorful lives were brought together by the publication of Harris List, an infamous guidebook of prostitutes which detailedMoreThe Covent Garden Ladies tells the story of Samuel Derrick, Jack Harris, and Charlotte Hayes, whose complicated and colorful lives were brought together by the publication of Harris List, an infamous guidebook of prostitutes which detailed addresses, physical characteristics and specialties. The true history of the book is a tragicomicedy motivated by poverty, passionate love, aspiration, and shame. Its telling plunges the reader down the dark alleys of 18th-century Londons underworld, a realm populated by tavern owners, pimps, punters, card sharps, and of course, a colorful range of prostitutes and brothel-keepers.