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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hallie Rubenhold Narrator: Moira Quirk Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Confessions of Henrietta Lightfoot Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781611137576
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Set during a period of revolution and turmoil, Mistress of My Fate is the first in a trilogy about Henrietta Lightfoot, a young woman who was abandoned as a baby and raised alongside her cousins, noble children of a lord and lady. At just sixteen years old, circumstance and a passionate love affair tear Henrietta away from everything she knows, leading to a new life where she fends for herself on the streets of eighteenth century London as a courtesan, gambler, and spirited intellect of the city.

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  • “A full-blooded historical romp.”

    Independent (London)

  • Historian Rubenhold exploits her in-depth knowledge of eighteenth-century British society to page-turning advantage in the first installment of a trilogy detailing the often tittilating adventures of Henrietta Lightfoot...Deviltry, debauchery, and desire reign supreme in volume one of this colorful Regency romp.

  • “A rollicking good read...A remarkable picture of a fascinating age.”

    Daily Express (London)

  • “A vibrant coming of age story...ricochets with bawdy energy, witty observation, and rollicking pace between brothels, theaters, and the corridors of political power. Lots of fun.”

    Easy Living

  • “Deviltry, debauchery, and desire reign supreme in volume one of this colorful Regency romp.”


  • “Historian Rubenhold captures the end of the colorful, hard-living, hard-drinking Georgian age as it fades into the tender, sublime sensitivity of the Romantic era. The wonderfully authentic tone will captivate devotees of Walpole, Richardson, and Defoe.”

    Library Journal

  • “Tantalizing.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author
Hallie Rubenhold is an historian and broadcaster and an authority on British eighteenth-century social history. She has written two works of non-fiction to critical acclaim: The Convent Garden Ladies and Lady Worsley's Whim: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal and Divorce. In addition to writing books, articles and reviews, Hallie regularly appears on TV in the UK as an expert contributor to documentaries. Hallie lives in London with her husband.
About the Narrator

Moira Quirk is a British actress who is best known as the referee of the Nickelodeon game show Nickelodeon GUTS. She is also known as the voice of Brit Krust in the Nicktoon series My Life as a Teenage Robot. In addition to her work in television, she has voiced a number of video game characters and is an accomplished audiobook narrator, winning two AudioFile Earphones Awards.