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The National Archives Podcast Series

The National Archives

Government & Organizations, National

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Madame Rachel of Bond Street

December 10th, 2010

Episode 164 of 481 episodes

Author Helen Rappaport discusses the subject of her newest book, Beautiful For Ever: Madame Rachel of Bond Street - Cosmetician, Con-Artist and Blackmailer. In the talk, Helen reveals Madame Rachel's startling career path - from fish fryer in Clare Market to proprietor of an exclusive 'Temple of Renovation' that promised eternal beauty but was built upon a foundation of lies, treachery and blackmail.

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