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Allende's magical realist epic is an international classic - 'thick with plot and bristling with characters ...
Sarah Wise has an MA in Victorian Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London, and is an Associate of the Raphael Samuel History Centre. Her debut, The Italian Boy: Murder and Grave Robbery in 1830s London, was shortlisted for the 2005 Samuel Johnson Prize and won the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction. Her follow-up, The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum (2008), was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize and was a Book of the Year in the Sunday Telegraph, The Economist and for BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review programme. Sarah was a major contributor to Iain Sinclair’s compendium London, City of Disappearances (2006). She has spoken on BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed, All in the Mind, Woman’s Hour, the Today programme, and Radio 3’s Night Waves. She regularly lectures to societies and at history events. She lives in central London.www.sarahwise.co.uk
A brilliant new book about the seedy side of Victorian London by one of our most talented young historians.
A fascinating historical investigation that brilliantly illuminates a macabre episode in 1830s London and brings the capital's underclass roaring back to life.
This highly original book brilliantly exposes the phenomenon of false allegations of lunacy (and the dark motives behind them...) in the Victorian period.