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My Notorious Life

(2013)
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A brilliant rendering of a scandalous historical figure, Kate Manning's My Notorious Life is an ambitious, thrilling novel introducing Axie Muldoon, a fiery heroine for the ages.

In vivid prose, Axie recounts how she is forcibly separated from her mother and siblings, apprenticed to a doctor, and how she and her husband parlay the sale of a few bottles of "Lunar Tablets for Female Complaint" into a thriving midwifery business. Flouting convention and defying the law in the name of women's reproductive rights, Axie rises from grim tenement rooms to the splendor of a mansion on Fifth Avenue, amassing wealth while learning over and over never to trust a man who says "trust me."

When her services attract outraged headlines, Axie finds herself on a collision course with a crusading official - Anthony Comstock, founder of the Society for the Suppression of Vice. It will take all of Axie's cunning and power to outwit him in the fight to preserve her freedom and everything she holds dear.

Inspired by the true history of an infamous female physician who was once called "the Wickedest Woman in New York," My Notorious Life is a mystery, a family saga, a love story, and an exquisitely detailed portrait of nineteenth-century America. Axie Muldoon's inimitable voice brings the past alive, and her story haunts and enlightens the present.


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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Notorious Life: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Manning
ISBN: 1-4516-9806-2 / 978-1-4516-9806-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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June 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Notorious Life by Madame X
Author(s): Kate Manning
ISBN: 1-4088-3564-9 / 978-1-4088-3564-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Notorious Life: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Manning
ISBN: 1-4516-9807-0 / 978-1-4516-9807-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Notorious Life
Author(s): Kate Manning
ISBN: 1-4088-3567-3 / 978-1-4088-3567-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Notorious Life by Madame X
Author(s): Kate Manning
ISBN: 1-4088-3565-7 / 978-1-4088-3565-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: My Notorious Life: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Manning
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: My Notorious Life: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Manning
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: My Notorious Life by Madame X
Author(s): Kate Manning
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: My Notorious Life by Madame X
Author(s): Kate Manning
ISBN: 1-4713-5502-0 / 978-1-4713-5502-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: My Notorious Life by Madame X
Author(s): Kate Manning
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


2013 : USA Audio CD

Title: My Notorious Life
Author(s): Kate Manning
ISBN: 1-4906-0156-2 / 978-1-4906-0156-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: My Notorious Life by Madame X
Author(s): Kate Manning
ISBN: 1-4713-5503-9 / 978-1-4713-5503-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGo LTd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: My Notorious Life: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Manning
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Notorious Life
Author(s): Kate Manning
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU