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The Fair Fight

(2014)
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The Crimson Petal and the White meets Fight Club in this pause-resistant novel set in the world of female pugilists and their patrons in late-18th-century England.

Moving from a filthy brothel to a fine manor house, from the world of street fighters to the world of champions, The Fair Fight is a vivid, propulsive historical novel announcing the arrival of a dynamic new talent.

Born in a brothel, Ruth doesn't expect much for herself beyond abuse. While her sister's beauty affords a certain degree of comfort, Ruth's harsh looks set her on a path of drudgery. That is until she meets pugilist patron Granville Dryer and discovers her true calling - fighting bare knuckles in the prize rings of Bristol.

Manor-born Charlotte has a different cross to bear. Scarred by smallpox, stifled by her social and romantic options, and trapped in twisted power games with her wastrel brother, she is desperate for an escape.

After a disastrous, life-changing fight sidelines Ruth, the two women meet, and it alters the perspectives of both of them. When Charlotte presents Ruth with an extraordinary proposition, Ruth pushes dainty Charlotte to enter the ring herself and learn the power of her own strength.

A gripping, page-turning story about people struggling to transcend the circumstances into which they were born and fighting for their own places in society, The Fair Fightis a raucous, intoxicating tale of courage, reinvention, and fighting one's way to the top.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight
Author(s): Anna Freeman
ISBN: 1-4104-8258-8 / 978-1-4104-8258-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight: A Novel
Author(s): Anna Freeman
ISBN: 1-59463-329-0 / 978-1-59463-329-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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August 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight
Author(s): Anna Freeman
ISBN: 0-297-87195-1 / 978-0-297-87195-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight: A Novel
Author(s): Anna Freeman
ISBN: 1-59463-408-4 / 978-1-59463-408-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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July 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight
Author(s): Anna Freeman
ISBN: 1-78022-796-5 / 978-1-78022-796-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight
Author(s): Anna Freeman
ISBN: 0-297-87197-8 / 978-0-297-87197-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight
Author(s): Anna Freeman
ISBN: 1-4815-2030-X / 978-1-4815-2030-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight
Author(s): Anna Freeman
ISBN: 1-4815-2028-8 / 978-1-4815-2028-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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April 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight
Author(s): Anna Freeman
ISBN: 1-4815-2029-6 / 978-1-4815-2029-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight
Author(s): Anna Freeman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

August 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight
Author(s): Anna Freeman
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight
Author(s): Anna Freeman
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight: A Novel
Author(s): Anna Freeman
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Fair Fight
Author(s): Anna Freeman
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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