The Adventures of Tom Finch, Gentleman by Lucy May Lennox
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London, 1735. Covent Garden offers a world of pleasures and diversions, even for a blind man. Tom Finch approaches life with boundless good cheer and resilience,whether he’s pursuing a musical career or pursuing women. Women including Tess Turnbridge, a soprano with a burning ambition to become an opera star, and Sally Salisbury, a tough, flash talking whore and part-time thief. Join Tom for a picaresque romp through high and low Georgian society among rakes,rovers, thieving whores and demireps, highway robbers, bigamists, and duelists, bisexual opera divas, castrati, mollies, and cross-dressers,lecherous aristocrats, and headstrong ladies. This meticulously researched,witty and lively tale overturns stereotypes about disability and revels in the spectacle and excitement of 18th century opera.
Genre: Historical Fiction