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Beautiful For Ever: Madame Rachel of Bond Street - Cosmetician, Con-Artist and Blackmailer Helen Rappaport

Beautiful For Ever: Madame Rachel of Bond Street - Cosmetician, Con-Artist and Blackmailer

Helen Rappaport

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ISBN : 9780099570134
Paperback
320 pages
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Madame Rachel had everything: a Mayfair address, the title of purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen, a shop full of exotic, expensive creams and potions. Her clientele were aristocratic, rich - and gullible.This is the true story of Madame Rachel whoMoreMadame Rachel had everything: a Mayfair address, the title of purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen, a shop full of exotic, expensive creams and potions. Her clientele were aristocratic, rich - and gullible.This is the true story of Madame Rachel who began life as a poor fish fryer in a disease-ridden, grubby corner of Victorian London. She ended up with a shop in New Bond Street, where her wealthy clients came in their droves, lured by the promise of eternal beauty. What they found there was a con-woman and fraudster who made a career out of lies, treachery and the desperate hopes of women wanting to be beautiful for ever.Beautiful For Ever is a thrilling tale of love affairs, scandal, blackmail, high-profile court cases, suicide and fraud, with the extraordinary Madame Rachel right at the centre of it all.