The Other Woman

10 books about mistresses

Mistresses have long fascinated us, both in literature and in real life. Whether they're presented as homewreckers and scarlet women or women using the tools at their disposal (which often aren't limited simply to sex) to get ahead in the world, we eagerly gobble up their stories. If there isn't a worthwhile scandal in the papers this week, here are a few books that may tide you over.

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

Tags: love, history