The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum
In the Victorian era, the Old Nichol was a notorious 15-acre slum in London's East End. Its squalid living conditions became a public scandal. Here, Sarah Wise, author of the award-winning 'The Italian Boy', explores the real lives behind the public outrage, laying bare the social and political conditions of the Old Nichol.
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