Two Centuries of Dirt, Dust and Disease in the Metropolis
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.