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The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman
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Apr 12, 2016 | ISBN 9781594634086

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“A ripping fine yarn . . . . Thoroughly entertaining and highly recommended.”—Library Journal

The Fair Fight is a hugely exciting and entertaining novel, written with warmth, charm, authority and, above all, terrific flair. I loved it.” —New York Times-bestselling author Sarah Waters

“In sensuous, evocative prose, The Fair Fight wholly captures the spirit of 18th century Bristol’s female pugilists and their patrons. An absorbing, bawdy tale of passion, class conflict and surprising friendship, it’s a fabulous piece of writing.” —national-bestselling author of The Painted Girls, Cathy Marie Buchanan

 “Anna Freeman’s familiarity with this rough and raunchy period of history and her wonderfully imagined cast of characters, often down but never out, makes this a brilliant debut novel.”—The Times (London)
“Truly bears comparison with Michel Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White as first-time author Freeman … brings the 18th century to throbbing life, in an immersive novel rich with extraordinary characters and a cracking plot.” —The Bookseller

“Lively and original.” —The Sunday Times (London)
“Enthralling.” —Times Literary Supplement

“[A] cracking debut . . . A lively, rambunctious read.”—Sunday Express

“Brash and brave and unflinching- a violently satisfying read drawn as tight as corset stays.” —BookRiot

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