The Great Stink
By (author) Clare Clark
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Great Stink by Clare Clark
Book DescriptionClare Clark s critically acclaimed The Great Stink reeks of talent ( The Washington Post Book World ) as it vividly brings to life the dark and mysterious underworld of Victorian London. Set in 1855, it tells the story of William May, an engineer who has returned home to London from the horrors of the Crimean War. When he secures a job transforming the city s sewer system, he believes that he will be able to find salvation in the subterranean world beneath the city. But the peace of the tunnels is shattered by a murder, and William is implicated as the killer. Could he truly have committed the crime? How will he bring the truth above-ground? With richly atmospheric prose, The Great Stink combines fact and fiction to transport readers into London s putrid past, and marks the debut of a remarkably talented writer in the tradition of the very best historical novelists."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780156030885
(205mm x 136mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Harvest Books
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Clare Clark
We That Are Left, Paperback / softback (October 2016)
The captivating story of two sisters born into privilege, forced to make their way in a world turned upside down by war, and the man who, against all expectation, transforms them both
Beautiful Lies, Paperback / softback (September 2013)
From an award-winning novelist described by Hilary Mantel as "one of those writers who can see into the past and help us feel its texture,"the story of the exotic wife of a Scottish aristocrat who is not what she seems, set against the backdrop of the cultured drawing rooms and emerging tabloid cultureof late VictorianLondon."
Savage Lands, Paperback (March 2011)View all books by Clare Clark
It is 1704 and, in the swamps of Louisiana, France is clinging on to its new colony with less than two hundred men. Into this hostile land comes Elisabeth Savaret, one of twenty-three women sent from Paris to marry men they have never met.
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