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The Great Stink

(2005)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)

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


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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Used availability for Clare Clark's The Great Stink


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Hardback Editions

January 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-7862-8321-1 / 978-0-7862-8321-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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

October 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-15-603088-8 / 978-0-15-603088-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

August 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2006 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The Great Stink
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Mariner Books
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