The Fair Fight



The Fair Fight For Fans Of Sarah Waters And The Crimson Petal And The White, A Vibrant Tale Of Female Boxers And Their Scheming Patrons In 18th Century Bristol.Some Call The Prize Ring A Nursery For Vice.Born Into A Brothel, Ruth S Future Looks Bleak Until She Catches The Eye Of Mr Dryer A Rich Bristol Merchant And Enthusiast Of The Ring, He Trains Gutsy Ruth As A Puglist Soon She Rules The Blood Spattered Sawdust At The Infamous Hatchet Inn.Dryer S Wife Charlotte Lives In The Shadows A Grieving Orphan, She Hides Away, Scarred By Smallpox, Ignored By Dryer, And Engaged In Dangerous Mind Games With Her Brother.When Dryer Sidelines Ruth After A Disastrous Fight, And Focuses On Training Her Husband Tom, Charlotte Presents Ruth With An Extraordinary Proposition As The Tension Mounts Before Tom S Championship Fight, Two Worlds Collide With Electrifying Consequences The Fair Fight Will Take You From A Filthy Brothel To The Finest Houses In The Town, From The World Of Street Fighters To The World Of Champions Alive With The Smells And The Sounds Of The Streets, It Is A Raucous, Intoxicating Tale Of Courage, Reinvention And Fighting Your Way To The Top.

Anna Freeman is a 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 The Fair Fight is her first novel.

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  • Hardcover
  • 448 pages
  • The Fair Fight
  • Anna Freeman
  • English
  • 19 June 2017

10 thoughts on “The Fair Fight

  1. karen says:

    as a huge sarah waters fan, i feel comfortable declaring that any comparisons between this book and the excellent writing of waters are completely earned like waters, freeman s preoccupation is with the lives of women in a society which affords them few opportunities or diversions, and only the most sordid paths towards financial independence.this takes place in georgian england, and tracks the twisting connections between ruth a woman born to a brothel owner who becomes a pugilist at the ago as a huge sarah waters fan, i feel comfortable declaring that any comparisons between this book and the excellent writing of waters are completely earned like waters, freeman s preoccupation is with the lives of women in a society which affords them few opportunities or diversions, and only the most sordid paths towards financial independence.this takes place in georgian england, and tracks the twisting connections between ruth a woman born to a brothel owner who becomes a pugilist at the ago of...

  2. Jessica says:

    THIS BOOK IS SO AWESOME I LOVE THIS AWESOME BOOK In fact, I just climbed out of my bed late at night due to intrusive, spinning thoughts about how great this book was, and as it seems I can t sleep from the excitement, hopefully writing this will help I got this out of the library but now that I m done I think I d better buy my own copy, not so much because I need to own it as because I should give the lovely and talented Anna Freeman some money She s almost certainly a wonderful person and de THIS BOOK IS SO AWESOME I LOVE THIS AWESOME BOOK In fact, I just climbed out of my bed late at night due to intrusive, spinning thoughts about how great this book was, and as it seems I can t sleep from the excitement, hopefully writing this will help I got this out of the library but now that I m done I think I d better buy my own copy, not so much because I need to own it as because I should give the lovely and talented Anna Freeman some money She s almost certainly a wonderful person and deserves handsome remunera...

  3. Kaitlin says:

    This book is classed as historical Fiction which is a genre I do actually tend to enjoy a lot, I just don t often have time to get around to it or feel in the mood for it However, despite all that being said when I heard that not only was this a book a lot of people I know and trust seemed to love, but it was also a debut, I wanted to pick it up and try it out.I went into this book not knowing much about it really, and I think that that is probably the best way to enter it It s an Edwardian En This book is classed...

  4. Audra (Unabridged Chick) says:

    I loved this book I just loved it The awesome is just one layer upon another the plot is fascinating, the characters intriguing, the writing spectacular, the author s story amazing.Shamefully, I didn t pen my thoughts back in February when I finished this, because I was just back to work from maternity leave and feeling evensleep lost and fuzzy minded than I am now But ten months later, I m still obsessed with this book, and I hope I can convey enough of what was brilliant to entice so I loved this book I just loved it The awesome is just one layer upon another the plot is fascinating, the characters intriguing, the writing spectacular, the author s story amazing.Shamefully, I didn t pen my thoughts back in February when I finished this, because I was just back to work from maternity leave and feeling evensleep lost and fuzzy minded than I am now ...

  5. Book Riot Community says:

    Ruth is born in a brothel in Victorian England and makes her way in life by bare knuckle boxing Charlotte is born to money and status, but her existence is a total ruin Their paths converge and they must fight often literally against the men who would rule them and decide their fates This is the ballsiest book I ve read in a long time, and I inhaled all 480 pages in a sitting a long sitting, but an engrossing one It s brash and brave and unflinching a violently satisfying read drawn as Ruth is born in a brothel in Victorian England and makes her way in life by bare knuckle boxing Charlotte is born to money and status, but her existence is a total ruin Their paths converge and they must fight often literally against the men who would rule them and decide their fates This is the ballsiest book I ve read in a long time, and I inhaled all 480 pages in a sitting a long sitting, but an engrossing one It s brash and brave and unflinching a violently satisfying read drawn a...

  6. Barb says:

    The book blurb from the back cover of the book says this is the story of two women from different circumstances and how they profoundly change each other s lives when they meet But the two women don t meet until we are far into the story, though one does have an effect on the other before they are introduced, the description only tells part of the story.There are three narrators each telling this story from their own point of view Ruth, born to the heartless madam of a brothel, at ten years ol The book blurb from the back cover of the book says this is the story of two ...

  7. Bonnie says:

    My rating 2.5 of 5 starsI d like to say that my beginnings were humble, but they weren t beginnings, because I never really left them but for a short whileThe Fair Fight is told from three separate points of view that details the way of life for three very different individuals in diverse social classes in 18th century Bristol We re first given Ruth s tale which starts this book off with a bang Born in a brothel, Ruth never had any aspirations of ever rising her station until one day she My rating 2.5 of 5 starsI d like to say that my beginnings were humble, but they weren t beginnings, because I never really left them but for a short whileThe Fair Fight is told from three separate points of view that details the way of life for three very different indi...

  8. Helene Jeppesen says:

    This book was not for me, which is sad because I know of a lot of people who really liked it However, I got off to a wrong start as I didn t really get on with the very first chapter I understood what was going on, but I felt like it was very confusing and I couldn t really connect with Ruth I was happy to see that the next chapter followed another person s perspective a person that I act...

  9. Tara says:

    I m doing something I haven t done before, give 5 stars to a book I feel is not perfect and had some structural flaws The writing is too good, the characters too well drawn, the period so well captured, and the story too unique to not give the author her due.A fabulous debut, centered around two main characters from different classes in the 18th century One raised in a brothel, one in a wealthy household, but both are outsiders due to their physical appearances and their subservience to the me I m doing something I haven t done before, give 5 stars to a book I feel is not perfect and had some structural flaws The writing is too good, the characters too well drawn, the period so well captured, and the story...

  10. Sabrina says:

    Definitely one of the best, if not the best novel I ve read this year so far.

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