The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days : Poverty, Crime and Terror in Victorian London

3.63 (283 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Paperback
By (author) 

List price: US$11.19

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


The nineteenth century was a time of growing awareness of the existence of an impoverished underclass - a terrifying demi-monde of criminals, tarts and no-hope low lifes. Uniformed gangs would 'hold their street' in violent clashes with opposing mobs, and foreign seamen would set up home close to the massive wealth of bonded warehouses - everyone knew about the alien hordes' propensity for making a living from thievery, opium, and whores ...Gilda O'Neill explores the teeming underbelly dwelling in the fog-bound streets, rat-infested slums, common lodging houses, boozers, penny gaffs and brothels in the heart of the greatest empire that the world has ever seen, revealing that Victoria's was actually a most unruly reign.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129.5 x 193 x 22.9mm | 249.47g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 24pp b&w inset
  • 0141019387
  • 9780141019383
  • 1,001,340

About Gilda O'Neill

Gilda O'Neill grew up in the East End of London. Having left school aged fifteen, she later returned to education as a mature student and went on to take three university degrees. Since 1990 she has been writing full-time and has published ten novels and two non-fiction bestsellers, My East End and Our Street. Gilda O'Neill is married with two grown-up children and lives in the East End.
show more

Rating details

283 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 26% (73)
4 31% (88)
3 28% (78)
2 12% (35)
1 3% (9)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X