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When sedition was rife in 18th-century London

28 November 2020

9:00 AM

28 November 2020

9:00 AM

The Paper Chase: The Printer, the Spymaster and the Hunt for the Rebel Pamphleteers Joseph Hone

Chatto & Windus, pp.272, 18.99

Researching the seditious literature of earlier periods is seldom suspenseful, pulse-quickening work. For every thrill of archival discovery, there are countless hours of slow, methodical, sometimes crushingly unproductive labour aimed at uncovering the individuals and agencies behind books that, as clandestine productions, were primarily designed not to surrender such secrets.

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