A Dictionary of Victorian London: An A-Z of the Great Metropolis

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Anthem Press, Aug 1, 2006 - History - 346 pages
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From slums to suburbs, freak-shows to fast food, prisons to pornography, 'A Dictionary of Victorian London' is a fascinating exposť 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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Lee Jackson provides a handy reference for anyone who enjoys writing about Victorian London. With information about wages and housing costs, Jackson allows writers to quickly find information to colour their writing with a flavour of the age. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
31
Section 4
67
Section 5
81
Section 6
127
Section 7
145
Section 8
147
Section 12
189
Section 13
243
Section 14
257
Section 15
287
Section 16
309
Section 17
325
Section 18
331
Section 19
333

Section 9
151
Section 10
155
Section 11
179
Section 20
335
Section 21
337
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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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