Transworld secures Hallie Rubenhold series

<p>Transworld has bought the rights to an &quot;utterly rivetting, edge-of-your-seat series&quot; by historian Hallie Rubenhold. Jane Lawson, senior editor, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in 3-book deal for an undisclosed sum, from Claire Paterson at Janklow &amp; Nesbit.<br /><em><br />The Confessions of Mrs Lightfoot, With Some Advice for Women in General</em> by Hallie Rubenhold is the first in a trilogy of books. Transworld will publish the first title in Spring 2011. The following titles are to be confirmed.</p><p>Lawson said: &quot;An utterly rivetting, edge-of-your-seat, series featuring an 18th century heroine, Henrietta Lightfoot: courtesan, adventuress, spy and erstwhile murderess. It had all of us here hooked. With potential to become a really popular series, this is a female Flashman who can show the chaps a thing or two, while deliciously rollocking through one of the most interesting and dashing periods in history. Rubenhold will be a major author for us for the future.&quot;<br /><br />Rubenhold is a British historian, she has taught university courses on the history of London and on eighteenth-century painting, and has lectured on a variety of aspects of British social, literary and art history.</p><p>She has previously written three books, <em>The Covent Garden Ladies</em>; <em>Pimp General Jack and The Extraordinary Story of Harris&#39;s List</em> (Tempus), <em>Harris&#39;s List of Covent Garden Ladies; Sex in the City in Georgian Britain</em> (Tempus) and <em>Lady Worsley&#39;s Whim</em> (Chatto &amp; Windus).<br /></p>