• "Colourful without being sensationalist, the result is compelling"

    Andrew Holgate, Sunday Times
  • "Brilliant"

    Christopher Hirst, Independent
  • " impressively strong sense of 19th-century poverty seems to ooze from its pages and the details are fascinating"

    Toby Clements, Daily Telegraph
  • "Engrossing...Wise exposes an entire "resurrection community" in London's underworld and shows how "The Italian Boy case" captured the public imagination"

    Ian Pindar, Guardian
  • "A work of great skill and sympathy"

    Peter Ackroyd, The Times

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