By one of Britain's finest writers on female historical figures 'Hilton's book is refreshing both in the lightness of its touch and the vividness of its descriptions...This is a portrait of an age, written with gaiety and an irreverence that would have delighted John Gay and his friends.' Miranda Seymour, Sunday Times 'Hilton's vivid portrait of the upwardly mobile Lavinia Fenton brilliantly realizes the political, social, criminal and theatrical nature of these dazzlingly contradictory times' History Today '[A] scintillating read and vivid picture of the age' Sunday Express 'A smart and racy history of the 18th century presented through the success of The Beggar's Opera' Frances Wilson, Sunday Telegraph
Lisa Hilton is 28 years old. She was educated at Oxford University and lives with her husband in New York.
Hilton s vivid portrait of the upwardly mobile Lavinia Fenton brilliantly realizes the political, social, criminal, and theatrical nature of 18th-century London. "History Today""