I was a little disturbed to discover this morning that people who can’t afford funerals for their dead babies in London get them chucked in mass graves. This came to light after a fox dug up and ate one of the baby corpses. Ate it.
There’s the nugget of a brilliant horror film in there somewhere – tiny baby zombies attacking London looking for revenge. But there’s also a sense that we haven’t really moved on all that much from the London of Dickens and Pauper’s graves.