Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Fair Fight
Anna Freeman


Born in a Bristol brothel at the end of the eighteenth century, Ruth Webber, her toe upon the scratch, is ready to face all comers. Lady Charlotte Sinclair, scarred with small pox and bullied by her boorish brother, is on the verge of smashing the bonds of convention that have held her for so long. George Bowden, without inheritance or title, is prepared to do whatever it takes to make his way in the world. Let the fight begin . . .

Paperback, 448pp
Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2015 (2014)
ISBN 9781780227962


Anna Freeman is an associate lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University as well as a multiple slam-winning performance poet who has appeared at festivals across Britain including Latitude and Glastonbury. She lives in Bristol. This was her first novel; The Fair Fight was shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel award.