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Peter Morton

Peter Morton is an Australian author, whose works include The Busiest Man in England and Lusting for London: Australian Expatriate Writers at the Hub of Empire, 1870-1950

Peter Morton reviews 'The Real Oliver Twist' by John Walker

February 2007, no. 288 01 February 2007
John Waller is a science historian at the University of Melbourne, and his new book is a study of the life and times of one Robert Blincoe. Though he is hardly a household name, Blincoe’s career is interesting in that he is the first factory worker in Britain’s Industrial Revolution whose biography can be reconstructed in some detail. ... (read more)