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Dirty Old London

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Lee Jackson is a well-known Victorianist and creator of a preeminent website on Victorian London (


"This is a tightly argued, meticulously researched history of sanitation that reads like a novel."-Paula Byrne, The Times -- Paula Bryne The Times "Lee Jackson stops to have a good poke around - and consider in fascinating, sometimes gruesome detail, the filth and nuisances of the time ... Utterly engrossing."-Jo Baker, The New York Times Book Review -- Jo Baker The New York Times Book Review "This engaging, tightly argued book... embraces horse manure, rotting corpses, human excrement, public baths, toilet arrangements, cholera epidemics, and the "Big Stink" of 1858"-Paula Byrne, The Times -- Paula Byrne The Times

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