London's Rubbish

    London's Rubbish

    Two Centuries of Dirt, Dust and Disease in the Metropolis

    Peter Hounsell

    Amberley 2013

    Paperback 192pp Illustrated

    9781445602271   Product Code: 18003

    Victorian London was dominated by sinister mounds of rubbish, graphically described by Dickens in Our Mutual Friend, where hundreds of workers eked a meagre living by sifting the dust for items that could be sold. Today, Londoners do their own recycling. This pioneering book explores the changes in the management of London's rubbish over two centuries, revealing the political and economic forces at work, and our social and moral attitudes to waste.

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