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The Good Old Days By Gilda O'Neill

The Good Old Days
by Gilda O'Neill

The nineteenth century was a time of growing awareness of the existence of an impoverished underclass - a terrifying demi-monde of criminals, tarts and no-hope low lifes. This work explores the underbelly dwelling in the fog-bound streets, rat-infested slums, penny gaffs and brothels in the empire, revealing that Victoria's was unruly reign.
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The Good Old Days Summary


The Good Old Days: Poverty, Crime and Terror in Victorian London by Gilda O'Neill

The nineteenth century was a time of growing awareness of the existence of an impoverished underclass - a terrifying demi-monde of criminals, tarts and no-hope low lifes. Uniformed gangs would 'hold their street' in violent clashes with opposing mobs, and foreign seamen would set up home close to the massive wealth of bonded warehouses - everyone knew about the alien hordes' propensity for making a living from thievery, opium, and whores ...Gilda O'Neill explores the teeming underbelly dwelling in the fog-bound streets, rat-infested slums, common lodging houses, boozers, penny gaffs and brothels in the heart of the greatest empire that the world has ever seen, revealing that Victoria's was actually a most unruly reign.

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About Gilda O'Neill


Gilda O'Neill grew up in the East End of London. Having left school aged fifteen, she later returned to education as a mature student and went on to take three university degrees. Since 1990 she has been writing full-time and has published ten novels and two non-fiction bestsellers, My East End and Our Street. Gilda O'Neill is married with two grown-up children and lives in the East End.

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GOR001235067
The Good Old Days: Poverty, Crime and Terror in Victorian London by Gilda O'Neill
Gilda O'Neill
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-06-28
304
0141019387
9780141019383
N/A
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