Sweet Thames

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As a cholera epidemic draws nearer to London in 1849, Joshua Jeavons, engineer, is working on his idea for a great drain plan for London. Then his wife suddenly disappears and he must turn his search to London’s murky underworld.

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Description

In the summer of 1849, cholera threatens the city and the people of London. The authorities send millions of gallons of sewage cascading into the Thames – for many Londoners the only source of drinking water. Joshua Jeavons, a young and idealistic engineer, embarks on an obsessive quest to find the cause of the epidemic. As he labours in a fog of incomprehension, his domestic life is troubled by the baffling coldness of his beautiful bride, Isobella. But when she suddenly disappears, his desperate search for her takes him to a netherworld of slum-dwellers, pickpockets and scavengers of subterranean London.

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Weight 0.239 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

vii, 311

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K