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From slums to suburbs, freak-shows to fast food, prisons to pornography, 'A Dictionary of Victorian London' is a fascinating expose of everyday life in the Great Metropolis of Victorian London. Compiling authentic nineteenth-century voices from a multitude of sources, including advertisements, diaries, court cases, journalism and guidebooks, Lee Jackson paints a unique picture of life in a vibrant and diverse city in an alphabetical guide. With striking contemporary illustrations throughout, this is a must-read for anyone interested in the remarkable history of London and the enthralling lives of the Victorians.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843312307
ISBN-10: 1843312301
Format: Hardback
(185mm x 112mm x 25mm)
Pages: 346
Imprint: Anthem Press
Publisher: Anthem Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson is the author of the acclaimed Decimus Webb series of Victorian murder mysteries, including 'A Metropolitan Murder', 'The Welfare of the Dead' and 'The Last Pleasure Garden'. He lives in Stoke Newington, London, with his partner Joanne and their daughter Clara.

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