"Innocent virgin Molly Huckerby arrives in London from York. Immediately she is lured into The Bell by the notorious bawd Mother Wickham. Her destiny seems changed forever but there is a breathtaking twist in the tale..."
This is the first in a trilogy and a fictional actualization of Hogarth’s series of etchings called “The Harlot’s Progress”. Each story follows one of three 18th Century harlots who have all been seduced into a life of prostitution at The Bell, a Wood Lane brothel in the City of London run by the notorious bawd, mother Wickham. Underlying each story is the tale of a young woman’s struggle against overwhelming misfortune. The first in the trilogy is called Yorkshire Molly, launched on 7th November, 2009 in the UK.
It’s a very special trilogy as Peter died in 2006. He paid meticulous attention to the period detail of Hogarth’s London. It is a compelling story and a bawdy romp with a breathtaking twist in the tale that keeps the reader gripped right up to the rewarding ending…
The Harlot’s Progress: Yorkshire Molly, by Peter Mottley, £9.99, ISBN 978-0-9563756-0-5
Listen to the author's daughter read an excerpt in a most excellent manner. Posted by Vic, Jane Austen's World.