Thursday, 1 February 2007

Sparrows on a string

Victorian England is the subject of our latest history feature. From fops and dandies to thieves and urchins, it was a time of contrasts. We recommend some of our favourite books, including Henry Mayhew's remarkable work of oral history, 'The London underworld in the Victorian period: authentic first-person accounts by beggars, thieves, and prostitutes.'

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