'Lavishly illustrated … full of interesting nuggets'
'The range of Lister’s scholarship is impressive ... a fascinating book about a subject too often swept under the rug. It’s also very beautiful, magnificently designed and packed with hundreds of superb photos ... packs a powerful bite'
'An engrossing exploration of individual lives and societies’ approaches to sex work across the centuries … [Lister] showcases incredible stories of agency and freedom while also recognising social stigmatisation and hardship'
Dr Fern Riddell, BBC History Magazine
'Engaging, readable and written with humour, compassion and sensitivity'
Catherine Curzon, All About History