Courtesans - Hickman, Katie
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`Irresistible...history at its most human. Elegant and addictively readable.' William Dalrymple During the course of the 18th- and 19th-century a small group of women rose from impoverished obscurity to positions of great power, independence and wealth. In doing so they took control of their lives - and those of other people - and made the world do their will. Men ruined themselves in desperate attempts to gain and retain a courtesan's favours, but she was always courted for far more than sex. In an age ...

Courtesans 2004, HarperPerennial, London

ISBN-13: 9780007113927

Mass-market paperback

Courtesans 2003, HarperCollins Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780007113910


Courtesans 2003, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780007174171

Trade paperback