"A fascinating account, blending science with social history to provide a compelling narrative of one of mankind’s greatest killers."
"An invaluable tightly-written account of an infamous disease, seamlessly blending popular science, Victorian history and the latest theories about cholera's resurgence in the 21st century."
"This book does everything that the title suggests and much more besides. The core of the book is the story of how cholera devastated English towns and cities in the nineteenth century and Amanda Thomas also develops the context to the successive epidemics in commendable detail. It is this contextual detail that makes it a satisfying read."
"Ten fascinating chapters ... the bibliography and endnotes will enable others to research further into this subject..."