London's Rubbish

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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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London's Rubbish

London's Rubbish

Two Centuries of Dirt, Dust and Disease in the Metropolis

Paperback192pp Illustrated

9781445602271     Product Code: 218003

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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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