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Lee Jackson - Author

About the Author

A well-known Victorianist, Lee Jackson is the author of Walking Dickens' London, Victorian London, editor of A Dictionary of Victorian London, and a number of historical crime novels; and creator of the preeminent website on Victorian London (www.victorianlondon.org). He lives in London.

Featured books by Lee Jackson

Dirty Old London The Victorian Fight Against Filth

Dirty Old London The Victorian Fight Against Filth

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2014

In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with 'night soil', graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them. Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disaster. Full of individual stories and overlooked details - from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet - this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital.

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Other books by Lee Jackson

After Dunkirk

After Dunkirk

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2020

After Dunkirk

After Dunkirk

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2020

The Reluctant Assassin Series Books 4-5

The Reluctant Assassin Series Books 4-5

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2020

Target

Target

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

The Reluctant Assassin Series Books 1-3

The Reluctant Assassin Series Books 1-3

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2020

Rasputin's Legacy

Rasputin's Legacy

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2019

The Reluctant Assassin

The Reluctant Assassin

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2019

Vortex

Vortex

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2019

Fahrenheit Kuwait

Fahrenheit Kuwait

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2019

From Death Unto Life

From Death Unto Life

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2019

Dirty Old London

Dirty Old London

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2015

In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with night soil, graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them. Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disaster. Full of individual stories and overlooked details-from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet-this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital.

Walking Dickens' London

Walking Dickens' London

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2012

Written by the acclaimed historical novelist Lee Jackson, this book recreates the sights and sounds of Dickens' London and provides a detailed itinerary for those keen to follow in the footsteps of 'The Inimitable Boz'. Each of the eight walks conjures up forgotten scenes of London life - stage-coaches racing through the Borough; herds of cattle driven through suburban streets to reach Smithfield market; the uproar of a hanging outside Newgate Gaol - together with directions to the most atmospheric and intriguing parts of the Victorian metropolis which have survived into the twenty-first century.

The Diary of a Murder

The Diary of a Murder

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2011

Ultimate Bench Warrior

Ultimate Bench Warrior

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Book Release Date: 28/11/2008

A Dictionary of Victorian London

A Dictionary of Victorian London

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2006

The Welfare Of The Dead

The Welfare Of The Dead

Author: Lee Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2005

'Her arms were bare and milky-white, her hands dainty and graceful; her smile as sweet as any I have ever seen. An awful shame...' In the disreputable dance-halls and 'houses of accommodation' of 1870s London a boastful killer selects his prey.Are these random acts of malevolence or is there a connection between the terrible murders, a mysterious theft at the Abney Park Cemetery and a long-forgotten crime?Inspector Decimus Webb, newly promoted to the Detective Branch at Scotland Yard, must investigate, and quickly, to prevent another tragedy... Taking readers through the dark alleys and gaslit parlours of nineteenth-century London, Lee Jackson's second Inspector Webb novel is a suspense-filled gothic mystery with the Victorian celebration of death at its morbid heart.

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