The Workhouse Girl


Author: Dilly Court
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446456218
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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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
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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

Jane Mansel, the workhouse girl, by the author of 'Richard Martin'.


Author: G. L
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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Toil and trust; or, The life-story of Patty the work-house girl


Author: Clara Lucas Balfour
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Toil and Trust; Or, the Life-Story of Patty, the Workhouse Girl


Author: Clara Lucas Balfour
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230446967
Category:
Page: 22
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. Patty experienced a strange feeling, eal, an(j jjgjf o eul.josjty, when she left the workhouse for her first place. She had heard terrible stories of cruel treatment to helpless young servants, and yet the thought of earning her own living, strengthened her heart, as she rode along to her destination; for the grocer, who had the contract for supplying the workhouse, had kindly given her a lift in his cart, and set her down at the door of her new abode. It was a numerous household that little Patty came to serve. There were six children under ten years of age, their father and mother, and a young man in the shop, the nephew of the'master. Patty soon saw that the person who worked the hardest, both in the house and the shop,"was the mother. From morning till night, she was always toiling, and her looks were so worn, and anxious, that it was easy to see she had some secret source of sorrow, that preyed upon her, and made life a hard struggle. The master was a very easy-going man, and much more generally liked than his wife. He seemed to have two distant characters, like two coats, one for out-door and one for in-door wear. Out, he was reckoned a cheerful companion, and much sought after by the choice spirits, as they called themselves, of the town. Every evening this man, Mr. Vineer, was to be seen in the parlor of "The Friend and Pitcher," where his song, his joke, his bet, and his opinion, were sure to be well received by the group of topers and smokers who took up their evening quarters there. At home, Mr. Vineer was either dull or fretful, always complaining, and never pleased: he lounged in the shop, and dozed at his desk, and his conversation, if such it might be called, was made up of yawning and grumbling. For an...

The Girl in the Ragged Shawl (The Children of the Workhouse, Book 1)


Author: Cathy Sharp
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0008286663
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Heartbreaking and uplifting, the story of the workhouse orphan, Eliza, will touch your heart...

All the Year Round


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Reports from Committees


Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Erosion of Childhood

Childhood in Britain 1860-1918
Author: Lionel Rose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134988990
Category: History
Page: 304
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

INSTITUTIONALISED 2: Confined in the Workhouse: Or the Effects of Corporal Punishment, Strict Uniform & Discipline: on a Cohort of Young Women in a Long-Term Residential Clinical Study


Author: N.A
Publisher: Garth P Toyntanen
ISBN: 0955850118
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Match Girl and the Heiress


Author: Seth Koven
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691171319
Category: History
Page: 464
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Nellie Dowell was a match factory girl in Victorian London who spent her early years consigned to orphanages and hospitals. Muriel Lester, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, longed to be free of the burden of money and possessions. Together, these unlikely soulmates sought to remake the world according to their own utopian vision of Christ's teachings. The Match Girl and the Heiress paints an unforgettable portrait of their late-nineteenth-century girlhoods of wealth and want, and their daring twentieth-century experiments in ethical living in a world torn apart by war, imperialism, and industrial capitalism. In this captivating book, Seth Koven chronicles how each traveled the globe—Nellie as a spinster proletarian laborer, Muriel as a well-heeled tourist and revered Christian peacemaker, anticolonial activist, and humanitarian. Koven vividly describes how their lives crossed in the slums of East London, where they inaugurated a grassroots revolution that took the Sermon on the Mount as a guide to achieving economic and social justice for the dispossessed. Koven shows how they devoted themselves to Kingsley Hall—Gandhi’s London home in 1931 and Britain’s first "people’s house" founded on the Christian principles of social sharing, pacifism, and reconciliation—and sheds light on the intimacies and inequalities of their loving yet complicated relationship. The Match Girl and the Heiress probes the inner lives of these two extraordinary women against the panoramic backdrop of shop-floor labor politics, global capitalism, counterculture spirituality, and pacifist feminism to expose the wounds of poverty and neglect that Christian love could never heal.

Our Australian Girl

Meet Nellie
Author: Penny Matthews
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857962353
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 132
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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
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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
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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
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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)

The Girls' friendly society advertiser [afterw.] The Girls' friendly society associates' journal and advertiser [afterw.] The Girls' friendly society associates' journal. Ed. by mrs. Fetherstonhaugh [and others].


Author: mrs Fetherstonhaugh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Selection of Reports and Papers of the House of Commons

Poor ; [1]
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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House of Commons Papers


Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Legislation
Page: N.A
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Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress

Appendix
Author: Great Britain. Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poor
Page: N.A
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Women in Ireland, 1800-1918

a documentary history
Author: Maria Luddy
Publisher: Cork Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 356
View: 5577
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A valuable collection of over 100 sources and documents relating to the public and private lives of women in Ireland during the period 1800-1918.