Sarah Wise: ‘The Fairyland of Horror’ - a Shoreditch slum, and the lies that were told about it
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Sarah Wise: ‘The Fairyland of Horror’ - a Shoreditch slum, and the lies that were told about it

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Sarah Wise: ‘The Fairyland of Horror’ - a Shoreditch slum, and the lies that were told about it

Police would not patrol there, even in daylight; no strangers would chance their arm there; it was a nest of cosh-carriers and prostitutes. The Old Nichol in central East London has had a terrible press over the past 150 years or so. But did it deserve it?

Historian Sarah Wise has pieced together a much more complex picture of life in the slum. And in the process, the Nichol legend dies a death.

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