Restored to their place in history.
Inspired by a traditional folk song.
Amazing and disturbing story.
Excellent corrective to myths about the era.
Well, this is a romp — a right rollicking ride through the 18th-century world of courtesans, harlots, bigamists, rapists, pimps, brothels, bagnios, profligates and narcissists. Along the way we meet myriad crooks and celebrities: Kitty Fisher, Lavinia Fenton, Nelly O’Brien, Casanova, Charteris, the Hanoverians and their hangers-on and many more. Although he is excellent at […]
A brilliant book about the two flawed unfortunates on the sidelines of Byron’s Italian sojourn.