I can’t imagine this book winning any awards – although obviously well-researched, it felt somehow lacking depth.
It was a decent enough romp through Victorian London at a time of great change, when great Britain was great and really leading the way with engineering etc, which was the basic premise for the novel.
Although unbelievable, it was quite fun to have characters in it whose names were recognisable – Florence Nightingale, Brunel, Darwin, Stephenson to name just a few. I can see how it would make a good film, with the dramatic climax at the end!
A very easy-to-read story that I think anyone should be able to pick up and feel entertained.