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Scarlet Women free pdf Scarlet Women tells the stories of the most notorious courtesans, concubines and royal mistresses. Its contents range from the ancient world to the present day, and from Europe and America to the Far East. The extraordinary women featured in the book include: Cora Pearl, who served herself naked on a platter at her legendary parties- Harriette Wilson, who blackmailed her clients- Clara Ward, an American woman who married a Belgian prince and then ran away with a gypsy violinist- Klondike Kate, queen of the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush- Veronica Franco, the leading sixteenth century Venetian courtesan- Mesdames de Pompadour and du Barry, two of Louis XV's many mistresses- Nell Gwyn, the saucy orange-seller who captivated King Charles II- Marie Walewska, Napoleon Bonaparte's reluctant mistress- Cixi, a concubine who rose from obscurity to rule China- La Belle Otero, the last of the great European courtesans."

About Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine Ian Graham

Ian Graham is a British author of popular science, technology and history books. After studying physics and journalism at university, he worked as a magazine journalist before switching to books. He was a joint winner of the 2012 Royal Society Young People's Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2014 Educational Writers' Award.

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Author : Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine Ian Graham
Publisher : Thistle Publishing
Data Published : 06 May 2015
ISBN : 1910670316
EAN : 9781910670316
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 432 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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