Jenny Diski: Arsenic, 8 July 2010
Show More The Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain Was Poisoned at Home, Work and Play by James Whorton.
Oxford, 412 pp., £16.99, January 2010, 978 0 19 957470 4Show More
“... while a quietly seething poisoner would look dreary and unstylishly old hat. In this book, James Whorton makes it clear that dealing death by poison was not, after all, exclusively suburban, although, apart from later industrial disasters, it does seem to have been almost entirely domesticated. The poison in ...”