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Published by Hamilton .
Written in English


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Statementa tale.
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Open LibraryOL19398175M

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The book is written in diary form, which I usually detest but in this case it worked out quite well and made for a very fast read. Mrs. Lea is an engaging and delightful narrator. She is surprisingly sassy given that she is a woman in the late s/5. Find items like Mr. Bazalgette's Agent: British Library Crime Classics at Daedalus Books. When Miriam Lea falls on hard times, an advertisement calling for private agents catches her eye. Within weeks she is working for a Mr. Bazalgette as a private detective, traveling on a train to Hamburg in pursuit of an audacious fraudster. Originally published in , Leonard Merrick's first novel.   Mr Bazalgette’s Agent is the first British detective novel to feature a professional female detective. Written by Leonard Merrick and published in July , Mr Bazalgette’s Agent slipped into obscurity partly because the author disliked the book and set about buying and destroying all the copies he could lay his hands on. However, despite the. Leonard Merrick said of the book, his first: 'It's a terrible book. It's the worst thing I ever wrote. I bought them all up and destroyed them. You can't find any.' It seems Merrick was true to his word since copies of the book can now only be found in private collections and in a handful of university and national libraries throughout the world.

  It’s impossible to talk about Sir Joseph Bazalgette’s embankments without a brief look back at their beginnings the total disintegration of London’s sewage system. At the beginning of the nineteenth century the population of London was just over a million. Fifty years later it had multiplied almost threefold and was continuing to. Joseph William Bazalgette was born March 28th, in Enfield, London, England to a retired royal navy captain and his wife. Growing up in London in the early 's was tough to say the least.   By the middle of the 19th century, the streets of London ran with human filth. For centuries, the city had depended on a patchwork system of local waste disposal, relying on night-soil collectors who would empty local cesspits, and on the city's old rivers, like the Fleet and the Tyburn, now little more than open sewers. The increasing use of the flush toilet only made things worse, letting.   Mr Bazalgette’s Agent was written by English novelist Leonard Merrick (), who said of the book: 'It's a terrible book. It's the worst thing I ever wrote. I bought them all up and destroyed them. You can't find any.' Copies of the book can now only be found in private collections and in a handful of university and national libraries throughout the world.

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