The Crimson Petal and the White – Michel Faber

A page turner of a novel, set in the London of the last quarter of the 19th century, with the plot and the narrative slowly metamorphosing in the telling of the tale of a London prostitute’s life changing from the lurid to the (almost) respectability. Crammed full of colourful characters and lots of detail on all manner of subjects – a great New Year novel.

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