By Gillian Bagwell
From London's slums to its bawdy playhouses, The Darling Strumpet transports the reader to the tumultuous global of seventeenth-century England, charting the meteoric upward push of the amazing Nell Gwynn, who captivates the center of King Charles II-and turns into one of many century's most famed courtesans.
Witty and lovely, Nell was once born into poverty yet is drawn into the enchanting global of the theater, the place her saucy humor and sensuous attraction earn her a spot within the King's corporation. As one of many first actresses within the newly-opened playhouses, she catapults to reputation, successful the love of legions of fans-and the guts of the main robust guy in all of britain, the King himself. Surrendering herself to Charles, Nell might be compelled to move the ruthless and transferring allegiances of the royal court-and find a global of decadence and keenness she by no means imagined possible.
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The Darling Strumpet: A Novel of Nell Gwynn, Who Captured the Heart of England and King Charles by Gillian Bagwell