Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth

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"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 'Dirty Old London is a treat - truly Victorian, in that it is shocking, entertaining, educational and grisly by turns.' - Catharine Arnold, author of Necropolis: London and its Dead -- Catharine Arnold "I can't think of a better companion with whom to explore London's underbelly - expert, engaging and approachable.' - Sarah Wise, author of The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum -- Sarah Wise 'So much meticulous research packaged into such a vividly readable narrative. I loved it.' - Liza Picard, author of Victorian London -- Liza Picard 'The squalor of Victorian London was proverbial. Lee Jackson's revelatory clean-up goes behind the headlines to allow us to see not just what, but why, London was so dirty.' - Judith Flanders, author of The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London -- Judith Flanders "Jackson demonstrates the unimaginable filth that permeated London during the 19th century ... A well-researched, if unpalatable, picture of a filthy city and the different factions fighting for and against reform using class distinctions, gender inequality and horrendous poor laws."-Kirkus Reviews Kirkus Reviews 'I thought I knew nineteenth-century London-this book made me smell it...Mud: it's so often mentioned in Victorian literature, but I didn't know what it was until I read this admirable book.'-Clive Aslet, Country Life -- Clive Aslet Country Life While the subject of Dirty Old London is often, unavoidably, off-putting, it is also endlessly intriguing."-Shelf Awareness Shelf Awareness 'Mr Jackson has written a book that is neat and sparkling, unlike his subject matter.'-Emily Cockayne, Wall Street Journal Europe. -- Emily Cockayne Wall Street Journal European Edition "Impressive ... [Lee] Jackson has written a book that is neat and sparkling, unlike his subject matter."-Emily Cockayne, The Wall Street Journal -- Emily Cockayne The Wall Street Journal "An atypical look at London's social history. Jackson manages to make a disgusting topic much funnier than one would expect."-Library Journal Library Journal 'Jackson, "a noted Victorianist", has put in time in archives all over London, as one can see from the depth and breadth of the book's detail.'-Rose George, New Statesman. -- Rose George New Stateman 'This is a fascinating work that will engage both those interested in Victorian in general and London in particular.'-Stephen Halliday, BBC History Magazine -- Stephen Halliday BBC History Magazine

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'This is a fascinating work that will engage both those interested in Victorian in general and London in particular.'-Stephen Halliday, BBC History Magazine -- Stephen Halliday BBC History Magazine 'I thought I knew nineteenth-century London-this book made me smell it...Mud: it's so often mentioned in Victorian literature, but I didn't know what it was until I read this admirable book.'-Clive Aslet, Country Life -- Clive Aslet Country Life 'This is a tightly argued, meticulously researched history of sanitation that reads like a novel.' -Paula Byrne, The Times -- Paula Bryne The Times 'Dirty Old London is a treat - truly Victorian, in that it is shocking, entertaining, educational and grisly by turns.' - Catharine Arnold, author of Necropolis: London and its Dead -- Catharine Arnold "I can't think of a better companion with whom to explore London's underbelly - expert, engaging and approachable.' - Sarah Wise, author of The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum -- Sarah Wise 'So much meticulous research packaged into such a vividly readable narrative. I loved it.' - Liza Picard, author of Victorian London -- Liza Picard 'The squalor of Victorian London was proverbial. Lee Jackson's revelatory clean-up goes behind the headlines to allow us to see not just what, but why, London was so dirty.' - Judith Flanders, author of The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London -- Judith Flanders "Jackson demonstrates the unimaginable filth that permeated London during the 19th century ... A well-researched, if unpalatable, picture of a filthy city and the different factions fighting for and against reform using class distinctions, gender inequality and horrendous poor laws."-Kirkus Reviews Kirkus Reviews "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 While the subject of Dirty Old London is often, unavoidably, off-putting, it is also endlessly intriguing."-Shelf Awareness Shelf Awareness 'Mr Jackson has written a book that is neat and sparkling, unlike his subject matter.'-Emily Cockayne, Wall Street Journal Europe. -- Emily Cockayne Wall Street Journal European Edition "Impressive ... [Lee] Jackson has written a book that is neat and sparkling, unlike his subject matter."-Emily Cockayne, The Wall Street Journal -- Emily Cockayne The Wall Street Journal "An atypical look at London's social history. Jackson manages to make a disgusting topic much funnier than one would expect."-Library Journal Library Journal 'Jackson, "a noted Victorianist", has put in time in archives all over London, as one can see from the depth and breadth of the book's detail.'-Rose George, New Statesman. -- Rose George New Stateman

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