Beautiful For Ever : Madame Rachel of Bond Street - Cosmetician, Con-artist and Blackmailer Paperback
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 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/05/2012
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780099570134