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By Lee Jackson

In Victorian London, dirt used to be all over: horse site visitors stuffed the streets with dung, family garbage went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself used to be filled with smoke. during this in detail visceral e-book, Lee Jackson courses us throughout the underbelly of the Victorian city, introducing us to the lads and girls who struggled to stem a emerging tide of pollutants and grime, and the forces that antagonistic them.

Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with either triumph and catastrophe. choked with person tales and ignored details—from the dustmen who grew wealthy from recycling, to the odd historical past of the general public toilet—this riveting publication supplies us a clean perception into the trivia of everyday life and the broader demanding situations posed via the unheard of progress of the Victorian capital.

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