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Coming soon . . .


Life of Phibbs


A salonnière who reads pornographic tales to gentlemen, a rake who attends her readings without realising that she is his daughter, a handsome but brainless young preacher who signs her name to an IOU: all three are schemers that only the eighteenth century could have produced. Their problem is that none of their schemes ever goes quite as planned, making Life of Phibbs as much a comedy of errors as a work of historical fiction. When the story starts, in 1777, one of the trio, Phibbs, has just been hanged for an attempted forgery. But has he been set up? And if so, which of the other two did it? The father, John Wilkes, or his equally devious daughter, Miss Aspasia Osprey? Or has he set her up to set him up . . .