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The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
  

The Crimson Petal and the White

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The four-part TV Drama adaptation of this raunchy and sexy novel set in Victorian England was broadcast on BBC2 in April and received a great response from viewers. Why not read the book too!

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This is an unputdownable book of lust, revenge, love and desire with a host of unforgettable characters, set in Victorian England, so give in to the most unbelievably pleasurable of narrative rides.

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"If you dare enter this world," declares Sugar, the heroine of Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal And The White, "you had better tread carefully." Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd, Gillian Anderson, Richard E Grant, Shirley Henderson, Amanda Hale and Mark Gatiss star in this four-part tale of love, lust, desire and revenge, adapted from Faber's international best-selling novel.

Revealing the true underbelly of Victorian life in a way never before seen on screen, The Crimson Petal And The White is a bold and original new serial, adapted by acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Lucinda Coxon and directed by Marc Munden.

Evocative and sexually charged, this provocative and riveting emotional tale takes viewers into a hidden world seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion in which a young prostitute and a prominent businessman embark on a dangerous relationship with epic consequences.

If you like Michel Faber you might also like to read books by Magnus Mills, Jeffrey Eugenides and Julian Barnes.

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Synopsis

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

Step into Victorian London and meet our heroine, Sugar - a young woman trying to drag herself up from the gutter any way she can - and the host of unforgettable characters that make up her world.

Reviews

'From Pointillism to broad brushstroke bravura, the prose seems to be on some benign, timed-release speed: its pace in unflagging, its onward rush irresistible... Faber's take on the 19th Century English novel is a heady and intoxicating mixture of affection, respect and scabrous resistance'
The Times

About the Author

Michel Faber

Michel Faber has written seven other books, including the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fahrenheit Twins and the Whitbread-shortlisted novel Under the Skin. The Apple, based on characters in The Crimson Petal and the White, was published in 2006. He has also written two novellas, The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps (2001) and The Courage Consort (2002), and has won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he now lives in the Scottish Highlands.

Author photo © Eva Faber

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Publication date

24th March 2011

Author

Michel Faber

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
864 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780857860019

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