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The story of Jack Sheppard and the Eighteenth-century London Underworld.
Published (first published 1957)
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scarlettraces
marked down for accuracy of content and up for entertaining writing, so it comes out about even. a vivid brief introduction to the 18th century criminal world.
Andy Gavin
In the last 2-3 weeks I've read at least 8-10 books on 18th century London, many on the criminal element of said city. Lest one think I've got an unnaturalfascinationwith antique crime this is research for my new novel (more on that here). This book, however, was a standout, and despite being long out of print is well worth mentioning.

It's short (160 pages), and very lively, reading as fast as a novel. It does a very good job characterizing thebizarreunderworld of 1720s London, pretty much that
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Christopher Hibbert, MC, FRSL, FRGS (5 March 1924 - 21 December 2008) was an English writer, historian and biographer. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of many books, including Disraeli, Edward VII, George IV, The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, and Cavaliers and Roundheads.

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