I want to read Sovay even more:
The Bookwitch review, with Celia Rees' response in the comments section
The Guardian blog entry sparked by the conversation at Bookwitch
A bit on the brothels (but more on the song the book is based on) at A High and Hidden Place
All I knew about it before was that it was about a young, female highwayman -- but now all this business about brothels and whatnot! I'm so there. And the Bookwitch review mentions The Red Necklace, which I still haven't read, though I've been wanting to for ages. Must get on that.