An intriguing social history. -- Peter Reading Times Literary Supplement A lively social history, full of meticulous research. Fires and Fireplaces A fascinating piece of industrial and social history. Herts Advertiser The art of chimney sweeping is examined in detail for the first time in Benita Cullingford's lively and fascinating book...this definitive work makes extremely interesting reading. Best Of British Impressive...delightful... An absolute must. -- Martin Glynn, NACS President Well researched... Enlivened by anecdotes and intriguing glimpses of a sweep's life. -- G. D. M. Frizelle, University of Cambridge
About the Author
Benita Cullingford is a teacher of speech and drama, whose fascination with the history of chimney sweeps has led to the publication of many articles on the subject. She is writing a television drama series about eighteenth-century chimney sweeps and has given lectures on women traders. She lives in Hertfordshire, England, and is married with two daughters.