Necropolis Is A Luminous, Oddly Beguiling Account Of How London Has Treated Its Dead, Ranging From Roman Burial Rites To The Horrors Of The Plague, From The Founding Of The Great Victorian Cemeteries To The Recent Trends Of Collective Grief And The Cult Of Mourning, Such As That Surrounding The Death Of Princess Diana Leaving No Headstone Unturned, Catherine Arnold Unearths One Of The Great Untold Histories Of The Nation S Capitol Skillfully Blending History, Architecture, Archaeology, And Anecdote, She Also Explores Phenomena Like Bodysnatching, Public Executions, And The Rise Of The Undertaking Trade Ghoulishly Entertaining And Full Of Fascinating Nuggets Of Information, Necropolis Is Destined To Become A Classic Work On The City
Catharine Arnold read English at Cambridge and holds a further degree in psychology A journalist, academic and popular historian, Catharine s previous books include the novel Lost Time , winner of a Betty Trask award Her London trilogy for Simon Schuster comprises of Necropolis London and Its Dead , Bedlam London and Its Mad and City of Sin London and Its Vices.
- 304 pages
- Necropolis: London and Its Dead
- Catharine Arnold
- 18 September 2019 Catharine Arnold