Interview With Writer Hallie Rubenhold

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In October 2017, we sat down with Hallie Rubenhold, historian and author of several non-fiction books that are the source material for recent 18th-century costume dramas The Scandalous Lady W and Harlots. Her book Lady Worsley’s Whim: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce (2008) was inspired by the striking portrait of Lady W in military gear and revealed a wild biography that would be shocking even by today’s standards. And her first book, Harris’ List of Covent Garden Ladies: Sex in the City in Georgian Britain, uncovered details about prostitution in 18th-century London previously unheard of.

Along with her historical research and writing, Rubenhold has advised a number of British historical drama TV series, and she shares her behind-the-scenes insights from working with producers and screenwriters. Plus she talks about her upcoming book and TV projects.

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4 Responses

  1. Curdle

    I can recommend them both! have Lady Worsley on the bookshelf, and Covent Garden Ladies as an ebook, and they’re both excellent.
    Written in the style of popular history, so you could find them at your local library. An enormous amount of research went into them; heaps of good background information, in addition to the more personal stories of the characters.
    I had always been interested in ” Harris’s list” ; always turning up as a source in 18th C histories and biographies, but never much information about it, itself- always wondered who Harris was, so it was great to be able to find out.

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