Michael Mason, 1 September 1988
Show More Francis Place, 1771-1854: The Life of a Remarkable Radical by Dudley Miles.
Harvester, 206 pp., £40, April 1988, 0 7108 1225 6Show More
Radical Underworld: Prophets, Revolutionaries and Pornographers in London, 1795-1840 by Iain McCalman.
Cambridge, 338 pp., £27.50, March 1988, 0 521 30755 4Show More
“... Iain McCalman has written a major book on a minor subject. It would not be fair to the considerable achievement of Dudley Miles in his life of Francis Place simply to invert this formula: but Place’s life is a major subject, and this treatment of it – the first in almost a hundred years – does leave a sense of possibilities not explored ...”