Summary

The Victorian gossipmongers called them The Petticoat Men. But to Mattie Stacey, they are Freddie and Ernest, her gentlemen lodgers. She admires their sparkling gowns, and laughs at their stories of attending society balls dressed up as the glamorous 'Fanny' and 'Stella'.
But one fateful night Fanny and Stella are arrested. Outraged, Mattie is determined to save her friends and expose the establishment's hypocrisy…
©2014 Barbara Ewing (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
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‘Ewing is an accomplished storyteller, who puts the pleasure of her readers first’ (INDEPENDENT)
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4 out of 5 stars
By M. B. Radford on 13-09-15

Upstairs, downstairs with a twist

Curious story line that went from the poorest (humblest) to richest. Attempts to deliver slices of life across several layers.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 23-07-15

An unexpected treasure

Barbara Ewing's reading grows on you , as does this interesting story of a true historical event, from the point of view of the landlady and her family of two 'petticoat men' and their trial in the 1800's. the story gathers pace and characters develop as the story goes on.

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