The Crimson Petal And The White
At the heart of this panoramic, multidimensional narrative is the compelling struggle of a young woman to lift her body and soul out of the gutter. Faber leads us back to 1870s London, where Sugar, a nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for escape to a better life. Her ascent through the strata of Victorian society offers us intimacy with a host of lovable, maddening, unforgettable characters.
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Based on the sensational novel by Michel Faber "Thrilling" -Daily Express (U.K.) "A deep, dark treat" -The Times (U.K.) "Compelling, beautifully shot, and vividly acted" -The Daily Telegraph (U.K.) "The outstanding drama of the year" -The Times (U.K.) As seen on Encore Enter a Victorian England you’ve never seen: gritty, dark, and unsettling. Based on Michel Faber’s international bestseller, this four-part BBC series follows the fortunes of Sugar (Romola Garai, Atonement, Emma), a notorious prostitute who longs for a better life.
From "The New York Times" best-selling author of "The Crimson Petal and the White," Michel Faber's "The Fire Gospel" is a wickedly funny, acid-tongued, media-savvy picaresque that delves into our sensationalist culture. Theo Griepenkerl, a Canadian lingui
In the vein of TheDiviners and The Crimson Petal and the White, Razorhurst reimagines the notorious history of mob-controlled Sydneyâ with aparanormal twist. Sydney ¢â -â ¢s deadly Razorhurst neighborhood, 1932.Gloriana Nelson and Mr. Davidson, two ruthless mob bosses, have reached afragile peaceâ one maintained by ¢â -Å razor men. ¢â - Kelpie, orphaned and living on thestreet, is blessed and cursed with the ability to see Razorhurst ¢â -â ¢s many ghosts, and she sees the cracks already forming in their truce.
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