The Crimson Petal And The White

Michel-Faber-Crimson-Petal-and-the-White1Michel Faber

First Sentence:    Watch your step.

Back of the book:

‘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 prostitutes, 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.

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Last Sentence:     But now it’s time to let me go.