Necropolis: London and Its Dead

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'Arnold's account of death in London is by turns fascinating, stomach-churning and poignant'
-- Independent, January 27, 2009

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Catharine Arnold read English at Cambridge and holds a further degree in psychology. A journalist, academic and popular historian, her previous books include the novel Lost Time, winner of a Betty Trask award, and the acclaimed Necropolis: London and Its Dead, Bedlam and City ofSin, the first three volumes of her 'London' series. She lives in Nottingham.

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