The Painted Lady

The Painted Lady

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Ink By inkmagpie Updated Jun 19, 2019

"I'm a wild garden.  I'm tangled, unyielding and thorny."

London.  1883.  Sally Askew is a lady, born into a world of privilege - of silk petticoats, parlour games and proposals - raised under the purist, severe gaze of her father, Lord Askew.

Ivy Stunner is a freak.  Every night she performs in The Distinguished Dr Harland Featherstone's Exhibition of Human Absurdities in a dark corner of Whitechapel, shedding her petticoats and displaying her painted skin to the crowd.

Two lives, one woman; The Painted Lady.

WARNING: Dark, adult themes.