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A Dictionary of Victorian London(2006)
An A-Z of the Great Metropolis
A non fiction book by Lee Jackson
From slums to suburbs, freak-shows to fast food, prisons to pornography, A Dictionary of Victorian London is a fascinating exposé of everyday life in the Great Metropolis of Victorian London. Compiling authentic nineteenth-century voices from a multitude of sources, including advertisements, diaries, court cases, journalism and guidebooks, Lee Jackson paints a unique picture of life in a vibrant and diverse city in an alphabetical guide that ranges from A for Advertising Vans ("devoted to the promulgation of the merits of Holloway's ointment in curing diseased legs") to Z for Zazel (the world's first human cannonball). With striking contemporary illustrations throughout, this is a must-read for anyone interested in the remarkable history of London and the enthralling lives of the Victorians.
Used availability for Lee Jackson's A Dictionary of Victorian London
August 2006 : UK Hardback