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Yorkshire Molly (The Harlots Progress, #1) Peter Mottley

Yorkshire Molly (The Harlots Progress, #1)

Peter Mottley

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ISBN : 9780956375605
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This is a brand new historical thriller from Peter Mottley based on William Hogarths celebrated 1733 etchings, A Harlots Progress. The first in a trilogy, Yorkshire Molly is a compelling story of one womans misadventures in 18th century LondonMoreThis is a brand new historical thriller from Peter Mottley based on William Hogarths celebrated 1733 etchings, A Harlots Progress. The first in a trilogy, Yorkshire Molly is a compelling story of one womans misadventures in 18th century London and the first novel to bring these fascinating historical prints to life. Heroine Molly Huckerby arrives in London from Yorkshire into the exciting, vibrant and forbidding streets of the capital. She is soon approached by the notorious bawd Mother Wickham who cunningly seduces the heroine into a life of prostitution in a Cheapside brothel. The first in a trilogy, the story has elements of both bawdy romp and the serious struggles of a young woman against overwhelming misfortune. As well as comedy moments there is a breathtaking twist in the tale that keeps the reader gripped with a rewarding and not unhappy ending. Mottley (1935-2006) paints London with a colourful stroke, rich with historical accuracy that is the result of years of meticulous research. Following his death, his daughter found hundreds of well referenced books about 18th century London among his belongings. Full of excellent period detail. It zips along with lots of incident - Nigel Randell, Emmy Award winner and Author. The book trailer is available to view online.