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Catharine Arnold

Autor/a de Necropolis: London and Its Dead

9 obres 1,840 Membres 53 Ressenyes 3 preferits

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(eng) Catharine Arnold and Catherine Arnold are two different authors. Please do not combine them.

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Altres noms
ARNOLD, Catharine
Data de naixement
1960 (circa)
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
UK
Educació
Cambridge University (Girton College)
Professions
journalist
academic
historian
Nota de desambiguació
Catharine Arnold and Catherine Arnold are two different authors. Please do not combine them.

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An interesting look at death and burial in the city of London over the centuries, as well as society’s attitudes toward death (accepting, terrified, in denial, etc.). It’s full of facts, and sometimes those facts are presented in an order that feels like it’s skipping around a bit, so this would be a good book to dip into and out of rather than trying to read straight through. This book was published in 2006, so although it’s not dated, it does end “early,” with the most recent historical event covered being the 7/7 bombings in London in 2005.… (més)
 
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rabbitprincess | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Sep 4, 2023 |
A history of the disposal of the dead in London through two millennia.

Lots of interesting detail. The main focus is on the Victorians but Roman, medieval and 20th century London all get a look in. The book ends with the funerals of Diana and of Ronnie Kray. There are definitely sections which are not for the squeamish.
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Robertgreaves | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Jul 24, 2023 |
Very haunting book that is eerily prescient for our current time.
 
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Anniik | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Nov 26, 2022 |
[b:Underworld London: Crime and Punishment in the Capital City|13190329|Underworld London Crime and Punishment in the Capital City|Catharine Arnold|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1344393779s/13190329.jpg|18371504] by [a:Catharine Arnold|133835|Catharine Arnold|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1357057321p2/133835.jpg] is a wonderful introduction to crime and punishment in London from the early times through the modern day. This extremely well-written book brings to life the characters (both cop and criminal) who made a mark on the history of crime in London.… (més)
 
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lpg3d | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Nov 12, 2022 |

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Obres
9
Membres
1,840
Popularitat
#13,986
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
53
ISBN
45
Llengües
1
Preferit
3

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