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this is an enthralling history of the urban world of the 1800s. (Sally Cousins SUNDAY TELEGRAPH (19.6.05))
The ideas and people who inspired and shaped the great Victorian cities, with all their energy, achievements and prideSee all Product Description
A book that suits the timeframe in history that I am looking for. A third of the way through and although initially had a slow time getting into Tristram Hunt's writing pattern... Read morePublished on 13 Jan. 2011 by Glyn White
At one level, Hunt has a rollicking, tabloid style that permits you to cover pages quickly, but the repetition and the superficiality soon starts to pall. Read morePublished on 6 Jan. 2010 by Dennis Mobberley
I found it boring and hard to get into and gave up after a few pages. have tried again, but still do not like it, I think this is a type of book that you have to be in the right... Read morePublished on 9 Oct. 2009 by spooks36
I bought Hunt's book because I'm interested in urban history. However, I was assured by other readers that this was an accessable book. I found this not to be the case in fact. Read morePublished on 27 Nov. 2007 by R.J.W89
Hunt, a university lecturer and government adviser, has written a considerable work, based on years of research, but flawed by its pro-Labour, anti-working class perspective. Read morePublished on 14 Aug. 2004 by William Podmore