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The Resource Peg Plunkett : memoirs of a whore, Julie Peakman

Peg Plunkett : memoirs of a whore, Julie Peakman

Label
Peg Plunkett : memoirs of a whore
Title
Peg Plunkett
Title remainder
memoirs of a whore
Statement of responsibility
Julie Peakman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Of picking, washing and cleaning my pretty little toes, which he took great delight in, and in which pleasurable, innocent, and inoffensive pastime he as often spent hours; 'twas the greatest gratification to him on earth, nor did he (said she) indulge in any other in all the time we spent together, he never was even rude enough to give me a kiss.' So emerged the first expose of foot fetishism in the eighteenth century. Revelations and racy anecdotes about the lives of the rich and famous of Dublin and London abound within Peg Plunkett: Memoirs of a Whore. From a violent domestic background, Peg blitzed her way through balls and masquerades creating scandals and gossip wherever she went, leaving dukes, barristers and lieutenants stranded in her wake. She was the first madame ever to write her memoirs, thereby setting the template for the whore's memoir. She wrote not merely to reveal herself but to expose the shoddy behaviour of others and her account of her life. In Peg Plunkett: Memoirs of a Whore, Julie Peakman brings her subject and the world through which she moved to glorious, bawdy life
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peakman, Julie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leeson, Margaret
  • Prostitutes
  • Prostitution
  • Women
  • Brothels
  • Women
  • Prostitutes
  • London (England)
  • Dublin (Ireland)
Target audience
adult
Label
Peg Plunkett : memoirs of a whore, Julie Peakman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781782067740
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a126695
  • (Sirsi) a126695
Label
Peg Plunkett : memoirs of a whore, Julie Peakman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781782067740
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a126695
  • (Sirsi) a126695

Library Locations

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