Some of the city’s most gruesome stories are unearthed in this compendium of facts and anecdotes addressing London's dead. From the famous and infamous to unsung heroes and victims, and from well-known resting places to undignified graves, a vast array of deaths is addressed. Stories include that of the Gordon Riots of 1780, during which Langdale's Distillery was stormed; as the rioters gorged themselves the liquor caught fire, burning their insides. The tragic, the preplanned, the absurd, and the bizarre are all covered in this startling history of the dead.
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Ed Glinert writes the London column in Time Out. His previous works include East End Chronicles, Literary London, The London Compendium, and West End Chronicles.Review:
'Glinert is London: his books are an action- and fact-crammed haven for anyone interested in the city' Sunday Express 'Refreshes parts of London you thought were beyond redemption' Independent 'Glinert has a magpie-like mind, a boundless energy for wandering the streets of the city' Guardian
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