Sleeping Beauty - Judith Ivory
- Author: Judith Ivory
- Publisher: Avon
- Year: 1998
- Setting: 1870s Victorian England
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Coco is a courtesan who socializes on the edges of the upper class. James, the only survivor of a recent African Geological expedition is on top of the world because he has been knighted. Although he is from a working class background, he is now well off and being courted by high society. When Coco and James meet, they are attracted to each other, but Coco is reluctant to take their relationship too far because of the seven years difference in their ages. Also she does not want to keep James from reaching great heights in his career because of her reputation.