The Workhouse Girl

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446456218

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 2073

Circumstances force eight-year-old Sarah and her widowed mother to enter the notorious St Giles and St George’s Workhouse. When her mother dies in childbirth, the independent-minded Sarah falls foul of the workhouse master, Trigg and his cruel wife. Sarah’s ordeal seems to be over when a sugar mill owner takes her into his home. But her wealthy benefactor reports Trigg and his wife. And blaming Sarah for their misfortune, in a fit of revenge, the couple decide to take the law into their own hands.

The Workhouse Girl

Author: Jessica Stirling

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444744852

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

View: 6641

To Cassie Armitage and her well-to-do family, Robert Montague seems a perfect suitor: a distinguished preacher with a glamorous past and impressive connections. Only after marriage will trusting and idealistic Cassie discover that Montague is not all that he seems. Nancy Winfield, born to the workhouse and betrayed by her protectors, is quick to recognize the preacher’s evil intentions. Imprisoned in a dangerous marriage and deceived by her sister, Cassie finds an ally in Nancy, and a friend in widower Allan Hunter, who is a victim of Montague’s twisted schemes. Beneath the surface of Cassie’s staid existence perverse and deadly passion run deep, threatening a tragedy that only Nancy Winfield’s loyalty – and Cassie’s courage – can prevent

Reports from Committees

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Toil and Trust

Or the Life Story of Patty the Workhouse Girl (1860)

Author: Clara Lucas Balfour

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781104416362

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 104

View: 6976

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Erosion of Childhood

Childhood in Britain 1860-1918

Author: Lionel Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134988990

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 3212

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Children in Care

The Development of the Service for the Deprived Child

Author: Jean S. Heywood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136249796

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 6127

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Das Mädchen, das Weihnachten rettete


Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423432845

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7499

Das zweite Weihnachtsbuch von Bestsellerautor Matt Haig Die achtjährige Waise Amelia fristet ein kärgliches Dasein als Kaminkehrermädchen und hofft inständig auf Rettung durch den Weihnachtsmann. Der hat jedoch alle Hände voll zu tun: Aufruhr im Wichtelreich, Rentiere, die vom Himmel fallen, der Weihnachtszauber, der schwächer wird – wenn das so weitergeht, droht Weihnachten auszufallen. Aber Amelia ist kein gewöhnliches Mädchen: Nur mit ihrer Hilfe kann der Weihnachtszauber gerettet werden! Der Folgeband zu ›Ein Junge namens Weihnacht‹: Ein hinreißendes Buch für die ganze Familie – mit Illustrationen von Chris Mould.

Our Australian Girl

Meet Nellie

Author: Penny Matthews

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857962353

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 132

View: 8708

It's 1849 . . . and Nellie O'Neill is arriving in South Australia on a ship bringing orphan girls from Irish workhouses. Nellie and her best friend, Mary, have left the famine in Ireland far behind, and are full of hopes and dreams for the future. Nellie longs to learn to read, to be part of a family once more, and never to be hungry again. But with no job and no one to turn to, how will Nellie make her wishes come true? Meet Nellie and join her adventure in the first of fourstoriesabout an Irish girl with a big heart, in search of the freedom to be herself.

The Girl on the Doorstep

from the bestselling author of The Workhouse Children

Author: Lindsey Hutchinson

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788541480

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1784

Left an orphan, five-year-old Rosie Harris is found and raised by Maria, a Romany gypsy. Life on the road is hard, but the little girl soon feels one of the tribe with the travellers. As she grows older, Rosie realises she has 'second sight' and is able to read people's palms and see into their futures. Needing to make a living of her own, she befriends the canal folk, known as the 'cut-rats' traversing the Black Country waterways with their cargo, and so offers readings to anyone who can pay. Pursued by Jake Harding, a Romany bandolier who wants her for his wife, Rosie instead finds herself falling in love with a married man. And despite growing ominous signs that her future may be cursed, Rosie can't quite break away from the dream of a happily ever after... Lindsey Hutchinson is a master storyteller, and her Black Country sagas are heart-breaking, uplifting and truly addictive.

A Dorset Girl

Author: Janet Woods

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471136582

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6799

It's the time of the Tolpuddle trial and unrest. The Dorset labourers work under terrible conditions for starvation wages. When her mother and stepfather perish in a fire, an illegitimate peasant girl, Siana Lewis, is left destitute, with a young brother and baby sister to support. Securing a job with the local rector, Siana, with her wit and beauty, will attract the attention of three men. Daniel Ayres - a young man with high hopes and very little else - is her first love, who cruelly betrays her. Francis Matheson, the local doctor, admires Siana's determination and thirst for knowledge. The pair establish a relaxed friendship. Then there's the local squire, Edward Forbes. A sensual and devious man, Edward is used to going after what he wants. He desires the beautiful peasant girl at first sight of her - and will stop at nothing to get her.

Orphan Girl

Author: Maggie Hope

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177839

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 2753

A gripping saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Coal Miner's Daughter She's no more than an unpaid servant... Lorinda is only a child when tragedy deprives her of her true family and, sent to live with her aunt in her boarding house, she grows up desperately craving affection. And although she finds friendship – and even love – in the boarding house, she finally sees a chance to escape her drab surroundings and unkind family. But is a marriage of convenience better than a love that's true? (Note: previously published as Lorinda Leigh)

Oliver Twist

Deutsche Ausgabe

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8026859901

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 204

View: 9342

Oliver Twist ist ein Gesellschaftsroman von Charles Dickens, der unter dem vollständigen Titel "Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress" (Oliver Twist oder der Weg des Fürsorgezöglings) von Februar 1837 bis April 1839 in Fortsetzungen in der Zeitschrift "Bentley's Miscellany" erschien. Oliver Twist ist Dickens' zweiter Roman und wahrscheinlich sein heute bekanntestes Werk. Er wurde mehrfach für Theater, Kino, Fernsehen und Comic adaptiert. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870) war ein englischer Schriftsteller. Zu seinen bekanntesten Werken gehören Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Eine Geschichte aus zwei Städten, Große Erwartungen sowie Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte.

Facts and Documents Connected with the Late Insurrection in Jamaica

With a Narrative of Events Since the First of August, 1834

Author: James Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108053149

Category: History

Page: 60

View: 9323

An 1832 pamphlet detailing persecution following the Christmas Rebellion, reissued with an 1837 narrative of life as a Jamaican slave.

Oliver Twist

Author: Trident Television, Lumiere Pictures, Ted Childs, Claridge Group, George C Scott, Richard Charles, Grafton (Firm, Norton Romsey, Charles Dickens, James Goldman, Polygram Video (Firm, Clive Donner


ISBN: 1904232469


Page: N.A

View: 9802

In the Name of the Child

Author: Roger Cooter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134933207

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6581

Recent revelations of child abuse have highlighted the need for understanding the historical background to current attitudes towards child health and welfare. In the Name of the Child explores a variety of professional, social, political and cultural constructions of the child in the decades around the First World War. It describes how medical and welfare initiatives in the name of the child were shaped and how changes in medical and welfare provisions were closely allied to political and ideological interests.