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The Petticoat Men

by Barbara Ewing

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

The Petticoat Men Synopsis

The Victorian gossipmongers called them The Petticoat Men. But to young widow Mattie Stacey, they are Freddie and Ernest, her gentlemen lodgers. It is Mattie who admires their sparkling gowns, makes their extravagant hats and laughs at their stories of attending society balls dressed up as the glamorous 'Fanny' and 'Stella'. But one fateful night Fanny and Stella are arrested, and Mattie and her family are dragged into a shocking court trial, described in newspapers all over England as 'The Scandal of the Century'. Outraged, Mattie is determined to save her family from ruin, and her friends from shame and penury. She embarks on a brave journey to expose the establishment's hypocrisy - including the involvement of Mr Gladstone the Prime Minister, and the Prince of Wales. For Fanny and Stella are dangerous ladies, and these are dangerous times...

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ISBN: 9781781859827
Publication date: 01/01/1970
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781859827
Publication date: 1st January 1970
Author: Barbara Ewing
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,

About Barbara Ewing

Barbara Ewing is a New Zealand-born actress and author who lives in London. She is the author of six historical novels, one of which, A Dangerous Vine, was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Visit

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