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Fighting the good fight in the East End slums

Michael Wheeler enjoys tales of feisty clerics from London’s past

The Blackest Streets: The life and death of a Victorian slum
Sarah Wise
Bodley Head £20
(978-0-224-07175-8)
Church Times Bookshop £18

THE AUTHOR and reviewer Sarah Wise lives in London, and seems to enjoy exploring the darkest corners of the capital’s Victorian slums. Having looked at murder and grave-robbery in 1830s London in her award-winning The Italian Boy, she now moves on 50 years and ...

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