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Prostitutes and their Clothes: Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, is a pornographic novel written in 1748 by John Cleland. The epistolary novel follows the adventures of a country girl come to town after the death of her parents. 839 more words

Eighteenth-century History

Reading Challenge 2016

There are some books that I don’t really know what to say about. A few sentences are enough, but a whole review? I got nothing. Here are those 6 that fall into this category, and that end my 2016 challenge. 713 more words


Rain doesn't stop play at the Donington Historic Festival

In spite of the British weather throwing almost everything it had at it, the Donington Historic Festival presented three days of hugely exciting historic motor racing over the Bank Holiday weekend (April 30th-May 2nd). 502 more words

Fortune Press

A handsome limited edition of John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Coxcomb, companion volume to Fanny Hill, printed in Paris in 1926.

Book Description: Corners and edges rubbed and bumped, No 353 of 575 copies, owner’s name on front endpaper dated 1934, clean and bright, gilt titles. 133 more words

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