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The Pleasures of Men

The Pleasures of Men

by Kate Williams

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Spitalfields, 1840.

Catherine Sorgeiul lives with her Uncle in a rambling house in London's East End. She has few companions and little to occupy the days beyond her own colourful imagination. But then a murderer strikes, ripping open the chests of young girls and stuffing hair into their mouths to resemble a beak, leading the press to christen him The Man of Crows. And as Catherine hungrily devours the news, she finds she can channel the voices of the dead ... and comes to believe she will eventually channel The Man of Crows himself.

But the murders continue to panic the city and Catherine gradually realizes she is snared in a deadly trap, where nothing is as it first appears ... and lurking behind the lies Catherine has been told are secrets more deadly and devastating than anything her imagination can conjure.

With an elegant style and thrilling plot, The Pleasures of Men reveals the dark, beating heart of corrupt London during Queen Victoria's reign.

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About the Author

Kate Williams

Kate Williams is a British historian, author, and television presenter. She is a Professor of Public Engagement with History at the University of Reading.

Williams has lectured MA degree studies in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. In the summer of 2015, Williams took up a role as Professor of Public Engagement with History at the University of Reading. Williams writes articles on history for British newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, and reviews for BBC History, History Today and the Financial Times.

In 2010, she was a judge for the Biographer's Club Tony Lothian First Biography Prize, the Book Drum Tournament 2010, and the Litro/IGGY International Young Person's Short Story Award.

A short story, The Weakness of Hearts, was published in issue 104 of Litro literary magazine.

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