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Voces Populi

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Voces Populi by F. Anstey is a witty and humorous collection of short stories that offer a unique insight into the everyday lives of the working class in London. The stories are filled with colorful characters and lively dialogues that capture the essence of the city's bustling streets.

Anstey's writing style is engaging and entertaining, effortlessly blending social commentary with comedic elements. Each story is a snapshot of a particular moment or interaction, highlighting the quirks and eccentricities of the characters that populate the book.

Overall, Voces Populi is a delightful read that offers a charming glimpse into the lives of ordinary people in late 19th-century London. Anstey's keen observations and sharp wit make this book a highly enjoyable and entertaining read for fans of classic literature and humorous storytelling.

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F. Anstey was the nom de plume of Thomas Anstey Guthrie, a Londoner who was trained for the bar but found success as a writer of humorous pieces for Punch and humorous novels. Voces Populi, a collection of his Punch pieces, is considered to be among his best works. He treats an array of situations from the charlatan conjuror to a row over a lady's large, obstructive hat at the music hall.

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