Continuing my research into public scandals of the Victorian era I read all I could find on the Cleveland Street scandal which came to light in the summer of 1889, concerning a house in London’s West End alleged to be run as a male brothel. One newspaper of the time dared to publish the names of some of the well-heeled clients, including Prince Albert Victor, eldest son of the then Prince of Wales. What if it hadn’t become public knowledge but the authorities had gone to whatever lengths necessary to hush it up and avoid royal embarrassment? This is the basis for my historical novel “Heiress to a Duke”, available on Amazon Kindle or as a POD print book.
Susan Leona Fisher : an author's progress.