Review: City of Sin: London and Its Vices

“The current reading of the vice trade in the capital is usually understood in an Evening Standard-reader sense as relating to the demi-romantic licentious behaviour of the late Sebastian Horsley, who did a good line in living what he depicted in his work, or perhaps the antics of blogger Belle de Jour, both presented at a safe distance. We have, as far as I am aware, no latter day Rector of Stiffkey. However, for the most part, the low rent end of the trade (as opposed to elite call girls for footballers and sheiks) is carried on rather shabbily in the back pages of local newspapers and newsagents windows, and increasingly via specialist websites such as AdultWork and PunterNet.”

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