Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth

^ Read * Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth by Lee Jackson ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB. Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth Full of individual stories and overlooked details—from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet—this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital.. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of p

Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth

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Rating : 4.92 (701 Votes)
Asin : 0300216114
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
Publish Date : 2018-01-19
Language : English

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"This is a tightly argued, meticulously researched history of sanitation that reads like a novel."—Paula Byrne, The Times

Different world Fredstench Good book but the author gets into minute details which can make for a difficult read. You've got to pay attention, especially with some of the names. However, it does make you appreciate the modern conveniences of life.. Fascinating! Michelle Lyon Brilliantly written and cleverly presented. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this and I'll be purchasing more from this author.. Ahh, the scent of 1850s London--soot, sewage, smoke, dead bodies, horse dung, slums and the great unwashed. Dickens, anyone? This is a lively and well-researched account of dealing and not dealing with filth, as defined by the Victorians. I found it a good read, However, some readers might want to know that some chapters go into considerable detail on policy debates, organizational conflicts and local government, which may not interest everyone as much as it d

Full of individual stories and overlooked details—from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet—this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital.. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them.Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disast

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