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Sisters’ Keepers

Mary-Kay Wilmers, 7 June 1984

Kept Women: Mistresses in the Eighties 
by Edna Salamon.
Orbis, 182 pp., £8.99, March 1984, 0 85613 606 9
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... prudence but if so it’s the sort of prudence that only the rich can afford. One of the girls Edna Salamon talked to met her man in a lift: ‘I told him that I was really hard up and if he wanted to go out with me he’d have to pay me ... He asked if £500 was enough.’ She said £50 would do and hasn’t been hard up from that day to this. There ...

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