Born to rough cloth in working-class London in 1748, Mary Saunders hungers for velvet and lace - a desire that leads her to a life of prostitution, where she encounters a freedom unknown to virtuous women. In the end, it is clothes, their splendour and their deception, that bring Mary to the brink of disaster. Slammerkin is both a brilliant evocation of another era and a timeless tale of the rage of adolescence.
Harper, 2000.ISBN: 9781554684700. 430 pp.Softcover. Near fine.
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