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Exile on Peachtree Street

Published Sunday, April 8, 2018

Queen of the courtesans: Mistress who charged princes and dukes a MILLION pounds a night for her skills as the most famous of ‘Les Grandes Horizontales’ was a humble Brit!

  • Cora Pearl had come a long way from Plymouth, with wealthy men as lovers
  • They showered her with gifts, making her one of the richest women in France
  • Now a new book by Hunter S Jones tells the story of Cora and others like her


It was, to say the least, an unusual dinner party. For one thing, the guests were all male. The only woman present was their hostess, famed for her extravagant hospitality. There were, it was said, no lengths to which she would not go to…

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