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The great stink

Author: Clare Clark
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through the city sewers walks surveyor and ex-soldier William May, just back from the horrifying brutality of the Crimean front and hiding from his own demons. But when May stumbles across a body in the tunnels, his discovery draws him into a maelstrom of underworld corruption. Originally published: London: Viking, 2005.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Clark
ISBN: 014101833X 9780141018331
OCLC Number: 62474692
Notes: Originally published: London: Viking, 2005.
Awards: Winner of Pendleton May First Novel Award 2005
Description: 358 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Clare Clark.

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May returns to London after the horrors of the Crimean War. Scarred and fragile though he is, he lands a job at the heart of Bazalgette's transformation of the London sewers. There, in the darkness  Read more...

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PRAISE FOR"THE GREAT STINK""Clark's triumph is that she makes us see and smell everything we politely pretend not to, and she even manages to give the miasma its own kind of beauty . . . The book is Read more...

 
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