Beautiful For Ever

Beautiful For Ever: Madame Rachel of Bond Street - Cosmetician, Con-Artist and Blackmailer

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 03/05/2012
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Synopsis

A TRUE STORY OF LIES, BEAUTY AND BLACKMAIL IN VICTORIAN LONDON
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Madame Rachel had everything.

A Mayfair address; the title of 'purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen'; a shop full of exotic, expensive creams and potions; and a clientele of the aristocratic, the rich - and the gullible.

Little did they suspect that Madame Rachel had once been a poor fish-fryer in a disease-ridden, grubby corner of Victorian London. Her shop in New Bond Street lured her wealthy clients in their droves, enticed by the promise of eternal beauty. What they found there was a con-woman and fraudster who made a career out of lies, treachery and the desperate hopes of women wanting to be 'beautiful for ever'.

Beautiful For Ever is a thrilling tale of love affairs, scandal, blackmail, high-profile court cases, suicide and fraud, with the extraordinary Madame Rachel right at the centre of it all.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099570134
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 235g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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