The Courtesan

The Courtesan
Publisher Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
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Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781785770159
Rating 4/5 from 1 reviews
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A sweeping historical epic of a young Chinese woman in imperial Europe - perfect for fans of Memoirs of a Geisha The year is 1881, the era of China's humiliation at the hands of imperialist Europe. Seven-year-old Sai Jinhua is left alone and unprotected, her life transformed after her mandarin father's summary execution for the crime of speaking the truth. Now an orphan, Jinhua is sold to a brothel and put to work as a 'money tree', enduring the very worst of human nature thanks to the friendship and wisdom of the crippled brothel maid. But when an elegant but troubled scholar takes Jinhua as his concubine, her world begins to expand. With him she will travel to Vienna, seeing things she has never imagined, and opening her heart to dreams she has never dared to dream . . . Based on the true story of Sai Jinhua, Alexandra Curry's debut novel, The Courtesan, travels from the depths of the Chinese empire to the palaces of Vienna, and tells the true story of one young woman's journey from the depths of poverty to the centre of Chinese history.

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The Courtesan
  • Author : Alexandra Curry
  • Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08

A sweeping historical epic of a young Chinese woman in imperial Europe - perfect for fans of Memoirs of a Geisha The year is 1881, the era of China's humiliation at the hands of imperialist Europe. Seven-year-old Sai Jinhua is left alone and unprotected, her life transformed after her mandarin father's

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In the Company of the Courtesan
  • Author : Sarah Dunant
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2006-04-11

My lady, Fiammetta Bianchini, was plucking her eyebrows and biting color into her lips when the unthinkable happened and the Holy Roman Emperor’s army blew a hole in the wall of God’s eternal city, letting in a flood of half-starved, half-crazed troops bent on pillage and punishment. Thus

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In the Company of the Courtesan
  • Author : Sarah Dunant
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Release Date : 2009-07-02

With their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed, the courtesan Fiammetta and her companion dwarf Bucino escape the sack of Rome. It's 1527. They head for the shimmering, decadent city of Venice. Sarah Dunant's epic novel of sixteenth-century Renaissance Italy is a story about the sins of pleasure and

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The Courtesan
  • Author : Susan Carroll
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2005

Determined to ensure her future by winning the heart of Henry, the Huguenot king of Navarre, sixteenth-century courtesan Gabrielle Cheney finds her plans jeopardized by the malevolent enmity and dark arts of the queen, Catherine de Medici, as well as her growing feelings for Captain Nicolas Remy, a devoted warrior.

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The Book of the Courtesans
  • Author : Susan Griffin
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2002-02-06

From Pulitzer-Prize-nominated author Susan Griffin comes an unprecedented, provocative look at the dazzling world of the West’s first independent women, whose lively liaisons brought them unspoken influence, wealth, and freedom. While they charmed some of Europe’s most illustrious men honing their social skills as well as their sexual

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Courtesan
  • Author : Diane Haeger
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2006-07-25

Amid the disapproving gossip of the Court, a royal romance defies all obstacles. The Court of François I is full of lust, intrigue, and bawdy bon temps—a different world from the quiet country life Diane de Poitiers led with her elderly husband. Now a widow, the elegant Diane

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The Courtesan
  • Author : Alexandra Curry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-05

Based on the true story of Sai Jinhua, Alexandra Curry's debut novel, 'The Courtesan' travels from the depths of the Chinese empire to the palaces of Vienna, and tells the true story of one young woman's journey from the depths of poverty to the centre of Chinese history.

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The Courtesan
  • Author : Alexandra Curry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08

An astonishing debut novel inspired by the life of the legendary Qing dynasty courtesan, Sai Jinhua The year is 1881, the era of China's humiliation at the hands of imperialist Europe. Seven-year-old Jinhua is left alone and unprotected, her life transformed after her mandarin father's summary execution for the crime of

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Claiming the Courtesan
  • Author : Anna Campbell
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13

The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London's most celebrated courtesan. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company. And only he comes close to taming her. Flying in the face of society, he decides to make her his bride; then, she vanishes, seemingly into thin air.

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The Courtesan Duchess
  • Author : Joanna Shupe
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01

In this wickedly sexy Regency romance series debut, a Duchess plays seductress in a cunning scheme that leads to love. Julia, Duchess of Colton, has a cunning plan to banish her debts. All she has to do is seduce her estranged husband—an undertaking that proves to be as wickedly

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The Courtesan of Constantinople
  • Author : Tina Holland
  • Publisher : Book Boutiques
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10

Laurel Gunn’s freedom and body were traded for queen and country following her husband’s death on the battlefield. Laurel is a courtesan, a spy, and a fae. Like most Fae, she is not free. Doctor Benjamin Gunn is sent to investigate a body for clues as to The

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The Courtesan
  • Author : Julia Justiss
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2012-10-15

After years of dangerous fighting on the Peninsula, Captain Jack Carrington has returned home to take up family duties and find himself a wife. But his life is thrown into turmoil when he views a fencing lesson unlike any other. The talented student is no student at all, but a

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The Courtesan s Daughter
  • Author : Claudia Dain
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-10-02

First in a sexy new series featuring a match-making courtesan. Lady Sophia Dalby, everyone?s favorite courtesanturned- countess, faces her toughest match-making case yet: her own obstinate daughter.

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Death and the Courtesan
  • Author : Pamela Christie
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01

Pamela Christie's sparkling historical mystery goes beyond the modest drawing rooms of Regency London in the company of the city's most esteemed and scandalous courtesan. . . Since the age of sixteen, Arabella Beaumont has been happily employed as a highly paid woman of pleasure. True, respectable ladies of the ton would

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The Courtesan s Revenge
  • Author : Frances Wilson
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2014-04-17

Harriette Wilson was the most desired and the most dangerous woman in Regency London. This highly acclaimed biography reveals for the first time the true story behind her sensational life and scandalous 'Memoirs'. When her former lovers - including much of the British aristocracy - turned against her, she knew

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