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The Devil in the Marshalsea
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: Hodder, 2014
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 144477543X 9781444775433
London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels and coffee-houses into a hell of a debtor's prison. The Marshalsea is a savage world of its own, with simple rules: those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease.
A macabre and historically realistic portrait of life in Marshalsea before Dickens time.Not a book for those with a delicate disposition!