At The Daily Beast Donoghue tagged five of the best historical fictions about the oldest profession, including:
Forever Amber by Kathleen WinsorRead about the other books on the list.
This bodice-ripper about Restoration England, banned in fourteen US states, was the bestselling novel in 1940s America. Published at almost a thousand pages, it had been edited down from a manuscript five times as long. A meaty story of one woman trading her way up a ladder of men while saving her heart for one, it’s a richly satisfying, read, and contains the most memorable scenes of the Great Fire and Plague that I’ve encountered.