History Press 2014
Hardback 256pp Illustrated
9780752468693   Product Code: 22324
The most desired courtesan of the 1750s, Fanny Murray was the daughter of an impoverished musician from Bath. She took London society by storm, not only as the most prized 'purchaseable beauty' of her day, but also as a fashion icon and muse to poets and artists. Drawing on the writings of contemporaries such as Boswell and Horace Walpole and on Fanny's diaries, this biography tells her story, from prostitution, through fame and infamy to respectable married life.