A romp through eighteenth century Venice and London. Enjoy a tour of the charlatans, convents, brothels, villains, victims, assassins, spies, and the love story which is the heart of the book. And see if you can work out what the noblewoman, the whore, the nun, the actress and the governess have in common - and no, it's not gin.
I was so green that when he failed to call for me one night I was genuinely surprised and shocked. My former procuress was no longer required to urge me to the grille, and I was glad she was not there to witness the first instance of my abandonment and humiliation.