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Harriette Wilson Lady of Pleasure By Valerie Grosvenor Myer,

  • Title: Harriette Wilson Lady of Pleasure
  • Author: Valerie Grosvenor Myer
  • ISBN: 9780952489795
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Harriette Wilson s scandalous memoirs were the sensation of 1825 Mothers forbade their daughters to read them Libel actions followed.Harriette, in a rollercoaster career, slept with gentlemen for money Then, in middle age, she sent blackmail letters demanding 200 from each of her clients to leave them out of her proposed kiss and tell book The Duke of Wellington isHarriette Wilson s scandalous memoirs were the sensation of 1825 Mothers forbade their daughters to read them Libel actions followed.Harriette, in a rollercoaster career, slept with gentlemen for money Then, in middle age, she sent blackmail letters demanding 200 from each of her clients to leave them out of her proposed kiss and tell book The Duke of Wellington is credited with replying Publish and be damned Lord Craven, the Duke of Argyll and the Marquis of Worcester also refused to pay up Lord Brougham of Vaux, Harriette s legal advisor and later Lord Chancellor, bought her silence as did King George IV Valerie Grosvenor Myer has unearthe fresh details about these and other now forgotten aristocrats, who crowded into her opera box and her bed.This is the first biography of Harriette Wilson for over 60 years Based on the unbowlderised version of her own earthy but sparkling text, it reveals a spicy pot pourri of the high rolling, promiscuous Regency society, with its dandies, gamblers, eccentrics, swndlers, pugilists and procurers, and the demireps of whom Harriette was undrowned queen Harriette s story could not have been triumphantly unzipped, or shamelessly and enjoyably displayed Totally compulsive reading Sue Limb Brilliant reads like a nove the Gabor sisters of the Regency Julia Barrett
    Harriette Wilson Lady of Pleasure Harriette Wilson s scandalous memoirs were the sensation of Mothers forbade their daughters to read them Libel actions followed Harriette in a rollercoaster career slept with gentlemen for mone

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    1. Never mind the swinging 19 sixties, cast your mind back to the swinging Regency, which makes the sixties look like a picnic on the lawn Certainly Harriette Wilson s part in it does.Valerie Myer tells Harriette s story as though it were a Regency novel Georgette Heyer would have been proud of it but it is indeed true even if hard to credit at times.Harriette, and two of her sisters to some extent, romp around the Regency gentry, sometimes earning money into the bargain, and those noblemen who wer [...]

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