> Skip to content
The Pleasures of Men
  • Published: 19 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141966502
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

The Pleasures of Men



A thrilling Gothic novel for fans of Sarah Waters

Spitalfields, 1840.

Catherine Sorgeiul lives with her Uncle in a rambling house in London's East End. When a murderer strikes, ripping open the chests of young girls and stuffing hair into their mouths to resemble a beak, Catherine is both horrified and fascinated.

As the murders continue to panic the city, however, she gradually realizes she is snared in a deadly trap, where nothing is as it first appears -- for lurking behind the lies Catherine has been told are secrets more deadly and devastating than anything her imagination can conjure.

  • Published: 19 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141966502
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Kate Williams

Kate Williams is an author, social historian and broadcaster. She fell in love with history whilst studying for her BA and DPhil at the University of Oxford and has MAs from Queen Mary and Royal Holloway. She is a Professor of History and appears regularly on television – she recently presented The Stuarts, is the in-house historian and royal expert for CNN, and has appeared on programmes from The Great British Bake Off to election coverage and comedy panel shows. She has written five historical biographies and a series of historical novels, and loves nothing more than a spending her time in dusty archives.

Also by Kate Williams

See all

Related titles