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The Great Stink

(2005)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
William May returns to London after the horrors of the Crimean War. Scarred and fragile though he is, he lands a job at the heart of Bazalgette's transformation of the London sewers. There, in the darkness of the stinking tunnels beneath the rising towers of Victorian London May discovers another side of the city and remembers a disturbing, violent past. And then the corruption of the growing city soon begins to overwhelm him and a violent murder is committed. Will the sewers reveal all and show that the world above ground is even darker and more threatening than the tunnels beneath? Beautifully written, evocative and compelling and with a fantastically vivid cast of characters, Clare Clarke's first book is a rich and suspenseful novel that draws the reader right into Victorian London and into the worlds of its characters desperately attempting to swim the tides of change.

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"Staggeringly evocative...a fine new novelist." - Margaret Forster


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Hardback Editions

February 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-7862-8321-1 / 978-0-7862-8321-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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October 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-15-101161-3 / 978-0-15-101161-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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February 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-670-91530-0 / 978-0-670-91530-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

December 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-670-91531-9 / 978-0-670-91531-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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October 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-15-603088-8 / 978-0-15-603088-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-14-101833-X / 978-0-14-101833-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

August 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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May 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 1-4074-7802-8 / 978-1-4074-7802-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA