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- DescriptionWhen Mary Dean is suddenly and tragically orphaned, she must find an extra source of income if she and her young brother want to escape the workhouse. The matchbox factory where she works pays poorly and she is desperate. Tempted by the lure of the House of Assignation, she accepts an invitation and becomes a courtesan in the exclusive establishment. Her very first client, Sir Walter, is entranced by her beauty and incence, he insists that she be his and his alone. But ather threat lurks in the shadows. Her neighbour, a midwife, righteous in her hatred of prostitution, holds the key to a menacing secret. She kws the identity of the terrifying Whitechapel murderer...the infamous Jack the Ripper. Mary has idea of the peril she has placed herself in or the intentions of those who surround her. Who can she trust...if anyone?
- Author BiographySally Worboyes was born and grew up in Stepney. She has written plays broadcast on Radio Four, and adapted her own play and novel, WILD HOPS, as a musical, THE HOP-PICKERS.
- Author(s)Sally Worboyes
- PublisherHodder & Stoughton General Division
- Date of Publication07/03/2002
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCoronet Books
- Weight204 g
- Width113 mm
- Height175 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsA-format paperback
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