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Completely gripping - holds on and won't let you go!,
This review is from: The Great Stink (Hardcover)
Written in the style of a Victorian novel, and arranged in alternating chapters dealing with the two main characters as their two very different worlds collide with each other, this is a remarkable book. It grips you from the first page and won't let you go, grabbing you with wonderful descriptions of Victorian London that really make you feel the mud beneath your boots and smell the stench of the crumbling sewers that form the backdrop to much of the drama.
This is a really intelligent historical novel with a strong plot, sympathetic and believable characters, and an atmosphere that will stay in your head long after you put the book down. I strongly recommend it.