First published with the title Lady Worsley's Whim, read the book behind the major new BBC drama starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games- Mockingjay)
Hallie Rubenhold is the Number One Sunday Times bestselling and Baillie Gifford Non-Fiction prize-winning social historian whose expertise lies in revealing stories of previously unknown women and episodes in history. As well as The Covent Garden Ladies, Rubenhold's works of non-fiction include the award-winning and Number One bestselling The Five- The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper and Lady Worsley's Whim, dramatized by the BBC as 'The Scandalous Lady W'. Her latest work of non-fiction, Bad Women, the story of the disappeared wives and partner of Dr Crippen, is due to be published in 2022. She has also written two acclaimed novels of female intrigue, revenge and betrayal- Mistress of My Fate and The French Lesson. She lives in London with her husband.
A fabulous story and Rubenhold tells it beautifully * Daily
Hallie Rubenhold is in a league of her own. She keeps you glued to the very last page when, exhausted, exasperated and elated, you can at last put the book down and get yourself some sleep.... Nothing else in the genre is close to being this good * Literary Review *
Deliciously lurid * Sunday Times *
Hallie Rubenhold's account of the elopement is gripping but this is far more than an 18th-century bodice-ripper. Rubenhold combines narrative skill with historical expertise, and she traces the knife-edge that women walked between social success and public disgrace with subtlety and assurance * Spectator *
A well-researched account... Highly diverting tale -- Caroline Miller * Daily Telegraph *