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Victorian Country Children Four True Life Stories Sallie Purkis, Priscilla Lamont, Duncan Smith

A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Hardback 32 pages

246 x 189mm
31st Jan 2003
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United Kingdom, Great Britain
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True-life experiences of five Victorian children beautifully presented as historical biographies. Through hours of research, Sallie Purkis has uncovered these original histories and retells them for the first time, with historical photographs and large colour illustrations. In this book we find out about Richard who lived on a boat on the Leeds to Liverpool canal and Sarah who was so poor she lived in a workhouse in Cambridgeshire with her sister and mother. We can read about Walter, the son of a farm labourer, who worked on the fields in Somerset from a very young age and about wealthy twins Tommy and Eva who lived in a big country house in Cornwall.


Sallie Purkis is a renowned historian who has had over forty history books for children published. She is a regular contributor to Junior Education, a consultant to BBC Schools Television and writes for English Heritage and the National Trust Education services.

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