The Fatal Tree
Welcome to a world of “academies” (brothels), “bung-nippers” (pickpockets), “buttocks” (prostitutes) with “Covent Garden Gout” (syphilis) being chased by “prig-nappers” (Thief-Takers).
It is the world Elizabeth Lyon has been thrown into after being betrayed by her first love. She changes her name to Edgeworth Bess and joins the seedy underworld of 1720s London. Her life changes when she falls in love with the crack thief, Jack Shepard, and the two become the 18th Century Bonnie and Clyde – notorious, passionate and daring.
This is her memoir, written by William Archer, the Grub Street hack, whose own story is revealed as he tells the tale of the notorious Edgeworth Bess.
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Kate Cooper manages the translation rights for The Fatal Tree
The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.