City of Sin by Catharine Arnold

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If Paris is the city of love, then London is the city of lust, says Catharine Arnold in her third book on the capital, in which she turns her gaze to the city's relationship with vice through the ages. As early as the 2nd century, London was notorious for its raucous festivities and disorderly houses, and throughout the centuries the bawdy side of life has taken easy root and flourished. From the bathhouses and brothels of Roman Londinium through the stews and Molly houses of the 17th and 18th centuries, the flagellants of Victorian London, and the sexual underground of today, Arnold takes us on an entertaining journey through the fleshpots of London.

About Catharine Arnold

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Catharine Arnold read English at Cambridge and holds a further degree in psychology. A journalist, academic and popular historian, Catharine's previous books include the novel "Lost Time", winner of a Betty Trask award, and "Necropolis: London and Its Dead", the first of her projected London trilogy.
Published January 1, 2010 by Simon & Schuster.
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting.

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Any sensitive souls shocked by recent allegations of peccadillos by the current mayor of London might like to consider the case of the 17th-century MP Sir Charles Sedley, who once attracted a crowd of more than a thousand when he appeared naked on the balcony of a notorious London brothel, "actin...

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