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Slammerkin / Emma Donoghue.

Slammerkin / Emma Donoghue.
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ISBN 0151006725
9780156007474 (pbk.)
Author Donoghue, Emma, 1969-
Title Slammerkin / Emma Donoghue.
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher/Date New York : Mariner Books, [2001]
Pagination etc. 410 p. ; 20 cm.
Summary Note "Born to rough cloth in working-class London in 1748, Mary Saunders hungers for linen and lace. Her lust for a shiny red ribbon leads her to a life of prostitution at a young age. A dangerous misstep sends her fleeing to Monmouth and the refuge of the middle-class household of Mrs. Jones, her mother's childhood friend. There she becomes the seamstress her mother always expected her to be and lives the ordinary life of an ordinary girl." "Although Mary becomes a close confidante of Mrs. Jones and has a catalytic effect on the entire household, her desire for a better life leads her back to prostitution. Ultimately, Mary remains true only to the three rules she learned on the streets of London: Never give up your liberty. Clothes make the woman. Clothes are the greatest lie ever told. And it is clothes, their splendor and their deception, that will finally lead Mary to disaster."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject - Name Saunders, Mary, -- d. 1764 -- Fiction
Subject Women -- England -- Fiction
Women murderers -- Fiction
Murder -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820 -- Fiction
London (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction
Monmouth (Wales) -- Fiction
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Shelf Location F DONO
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