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Interesting but lacking in focus,
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This review is from: Necropolis: London and Its Dead (Hardcover)
This book is well written and interesting but the author keeps going off into subjects which are only tangential to the study of London's dead and burial grounds. I am sure that it has great value as an introduction for the general reader. I would have preferred something rather more through. Catherine really ought to read Bleak House - 'Tom all Alone's' is the dirty lodging house where Jo, the crossing sweeper, sometimes sleeps not the burial ground. Dickens calls the burial ground - the burial ground.