"And what was I, a mere printer, doing sweeping up my skirts on Jermyn-street, you might ask? If you know anything about our city, I'm sure you can guess - " London, 1820: the city is in turmoil over the King's plans for divorce...Plucky printeress Nell Wingfield is turning tricks to survive at one of the 'Houses of the Quality' on St James's. When one of her clients is found dead in her bed, it is time for Nell to flee.
She has had more than a commercial relationship with this man, and knows that his enemies will exploit this for their own ends. Back home on Cheapside, however, Nell's past soon catches up with her.
Caught between the double ill of radical politics and royalist intrigue, she must decide whether to hand over her conscience in return for her life...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Short Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/07/2011
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9781907595400