by Lee Jackson

LEE JACKSON is an author and historian with an abiding interest in the social history and geography of Victorian London.

He is the creator of the website The Dictionary of Victorian London, a massive compilation of primary sources charting the social history of the nineteenth century metropolis.

His previous non-fiction book Dirty Old London (Yale, 2014) was described by The Times as 'a tightly argued, meticulously researched history of sanitation that reads like a novel'; and by the New York Times as 'utterly engrossing'. His recent book Palaces of Pleasure (Yale, 2019) discussed the Victorians' invention of mass entertainment, and was described by The Times as 'a lively and superbly researched history'.

Lee is currently working on a PhD at Royal Holloway University, in conjunction with the Dickens Museum, entitled Dickensland. This will consider the history and cultural origins of walking tours of 'Dickens's London'.   |