This book offers a unique account of life in nineteenth-century Dublin, told through human-animal relationships. It argues that the exploitation of animals formed a key component of urban change, from municipal reform to class formation to the expansion of public health and policing. -- .
River and canal walks can have special appeal, the scenery always changing due to flowing water, weirs, locks and the changing countryside. Lenny Antonelli introduces some of the best river and canal trails in the east and east midlands, from short strolls to a five-day trek along the Barrow.