Crimson Petal and the White Author:Michel Faber NOW A MAJOR BBC DRAMA STARRING Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd, Gillian Anderson, Richard E. Grant, Shirley Henderson and Mark Gatiss 'Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them ...' So begins this irresistible voyage into the dark side of Victorian London. Amongst an unforgettable cast of low-lifes, physicians, businessmen and p... more »rostitutes, meet our heroine Sugar, a young woman trying to drag herself up from the gutter any way she can. Be prepared for a mesmerising tale of passion, intrigue, ambition and revenge.« less
A gripping story of Sugar and her rise through Society. Characters with flaws who are more real than many in historical dramas. Too much despair and realism to be a romantic story, but more a deeply human story than a dry history. A large book, but you won't want to put it down. Expect household chores to mount up while you read, and read, and read!