Drew Gray s book is a fine addition to the literature on urban history at a time when we were learning to live in large communities and experimenting with different ways of doing so. --History Today
A scholarly work, drawing on a wide range of sources, but it s also very readable. It provides a welcome and sensible counterbalance to the endless titles about ripperology with its focus on the grim realities of life in London s poorer quarters at the time. --Your Family Tree
About the Author
Dr Drew D. Gray is a lecturer at the University of Northampton. His research centres on the social history of London in the long eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This is his first book.