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This review is from: The Gaol: The Story of Newgate - London's Most Notorious Prison (Hardcover)
This book tells the story of Newgate Prison and the people who ended up inside it, from the famous to the now-forgotten. The book is also about London, and Grovier vividly recreates the ferment of the city as it developed over almost 1000 years.
I really enjoyed reading this; it's really well researched and beautifully written. A great read for anyone interested in London and social history; excellent pics too!