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    • London Labour and the London Poor

    • By: Henry Mayhew
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    London Labour and the London Poor is a rare and fascinating insight into the lives and struggles of the 19th-century poor. Written by journalist and reformer Henry Mayhew, a founder and editor of the satirical magazine Punch, it collects hundreds of testimonials from the lower strata of Victorian society. We encounter street entertainers, 'pure finders', cabinetmakers, gingerbread sellers, 'screeve-fakers', swindlers, and burglars. We hear accounts from toshers finding items in sewers, people attempting to train pigs to dance, and witness the sale of everything from gilt watches and chickweed to needles, dog collars, and eel soup.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Eyewitnesses from History

    • Notable letters and diaries from the great journal writers
    • By: William Hamilton, Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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    A unique collection of eyewitness accounts from some of the greatest diarists and journal writers of the last two centuries.

    Regular price: $13.16