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Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain's Most Savage Slum by Dean Kirby

By Dean Kirby

'It is all unfastened battling right here. Even the various home windows don't open, so it truly is lifeless to cry for aid. Dampness and distress, violence and improper, have left their handwriting in completely legible characters at the walls.' - Manchester dad or mum, 1870

Step into the Victorian underworld of Angel Meadow, the vilest and most deadly slum of the economic Revolution. within the shadow of the world's first cotton mill, 30,000 souls trapped through poverty are combating for survival because the British Empire is equipped upon their backs. Thieves and prostitutes go along with rats in overcrowded accommodation homes and deep cellars at the banks of a black river, the Irk. Gangs of 'scuttlers' stalk the streets in pointed, brass-tipped clogs. those that avert their clutches are hunted down via cholera, typhoid and tuberculosis. Lawless consuming dens and a chilly slab within the lifeless apartment give you the purely reduction from a dirty and scary world.
In this stunning e-book, journalist Dean Kirby takes readers on a hair-raising trip during the gin palaces, alleyways and underground vaults of this 19th century Manchester slum thought of so diabolical it was once re-christened 'hell upon earth' by way of Friedrich Engels.


'Dean Kirby has Angel Meadow in his blood' - Joseph O'Neill

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