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C. P. Lesley

Bookworm, writer, radio host—I blog about history, fiction, and publishing in the Internet Age. You can find the full blog on my website. This space is for books.

The Divine and the Disrespected

Faint Promise of Rain - Anjali Mitter Duva

I'm reviving my 2013 blog series on women's roles throughout history with this look at temple dancers and saloon girls, "The Divine and the Disrespected." Stay tuned for more posts on Empress Wu, women warriors, and the Victorian take on those same temple dancers (and its surprising connection to my own novels).