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The Resource The fair fight, Anna Freeman

The fair fight, Anna Freeman

Label
The fair fight
Title
The fair fight
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Anna Freeman
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Some call the prize ring a nursery for vice . . . Born into a brothel, Ruth's future looks bleak until she catches the eye of Mr Dryer. A rich Bristol merchant and enthusiast of the ring, he trains gutsy Ruth as a puglist. Soon she rules the blood-spattered sawdust at the infamous Hatchet Inn. Dryer's wife Charlotte lives in the shadows. A grieving orphan, she hides away, scarred by smallpox, ignored by Dryer, and engaged in dangerous mind games with her brother
Summary
Born in a Bristol whorehouse, scrappy Ruth stumbles into a career as a pugilist after a brawl with her half-sister attracts a betting audience. As Ruth enters the gritty, brutal world of professional prize-fighters, she encounters aspiring boxer Charlotte Sinclair, for whom the ring serves as an escape from her abusive marriage and a place where her smallpox scars do not attract notice; and gambler George Bowden, who hopes that backing the right fighter will make him a wealthy man. Bouncing between brothel and boxing ring, this debut skillfully depicts the seamy underbelly of Georgian England. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2015.
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10408989
Cataloging source
DLC
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Freeman, Anna
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Women boxers
  • Bristol (England)
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The fair fight, Anna Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053330306
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
437 pages
Isbn
9780297871972
Label
The fair fight, Anna Freeman
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053330306
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
437 pages
Isbn
9780297871972

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