This novel is a little gem. If you love Victorian Gothic then this is a great read. I picked it up on here second hand and I don't regret it! The novel captures the sleazy Underworld of Victorian London in a spell binding way. Read her other novels too: Lily is along similar lines. Beauty and decay.
I had to read this book for one of my uni modules. I found it pretty dull and hard to get through, but I think that's just because it's not the type of book I'd read for pleasure. It is really well written though, and at this price you can't go wrong.