Ladies and Gentleman, after much faffing about and far more swearing than is strictly necessary, I present for your enjoyment Stunner, second edition!
If you wish to purchase this splendid updated and explanded edition you can do so from Amazon (UK) or Amazon (USA) or from any of the other Amazon stores in Europe.
Why the second edition? Well, there was so much more I wanted to say about Fanny Cornforth, in light of Desperate Romantics and countless exhibitions that have occurred since 2006 when I self-published the first edition. I also wanted to correct any spelling issues that occurred in the first edition. I also wanted to include actual images of Fanny (thanks to the generosity of the museums and galleries involved) and I can show you a tiddy cheque (thank you Lila) and a graphic novel version of Fanny (thank you Raine). I can now tell you what I think happened to Fanny in the end, and show you her letters to Samuel Bancroft Jnr. I can show you a gorgeous and little seen image of her from the Lyman Alleyn Gallery. I can show you where she lived at all of the different points in her life, from Steyning to Kensington. In short, I wanted to do Fanny justice, once and for all, and I hope I have done that now.
I will be running a competition next week for a signed copy, so watch this space for strange photographs of me and my family. I am also giving a talk on Fanny in the autumn for the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth, details to follow.
Right, I'm off to eat cake in celebration, but will just add one thing: If you like my book, you would have my undying gratitude if you posted a review on Amazon.