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BABY FARMERS OF THE 19th CENTURY (WOMEN WHO KILL) [Kindle Edition]

SYLVIA PERRINI
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Revised and updated December 2013


BABY FARMING OF THE 19th CENTURY



The practice of baby farming came about in late Victorian times. In this era, there was a great social stigma attached to having a child out of marriage and no adequate contraception existed. In this period of time, no child protection services or regulated adoption agencies were in existence.
A number of untrained women offered adoption and fostering services to unmarried mothers who would hand over their baby and a cash payment. The mothers hoped that this payment would find stable, happy homes for their babies. And in the case of weekly payments that they would at some time in the future be able to re-claim their child. It was, without doubt, one of the most sickening aspects of Victorian times, not only in Britain but also in its colonies as well.
Many of these fostering and adoption agencies were bona fide, but a frightening number were not. They became known as baby farms.
In this short book, best selling author, Sylvia Perrini, introduces us to some of these baby farmers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1339 KB
  • Print Length: 82 pages
  • Publisher: Goldmineguides.com (12 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ACPGTFI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #77,975 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sylvia Perrini is an author, historian, wife and mother to two sons and two daughters.

Sylvia, studied history and law at Manchester University and developed a particular interest in women who live outside the common boundaries of society.

Sylvia divides her time between the New Forest, Hampshire, UK and the Mediterranean Island of Mallorca. Here she spends her time reading, writing and painting.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking Stories 29 April 2013
By Michael Finlayson TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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This is a well written and extremely interesting book that looks at some truly evil women. In this day and age it seems horrific that baby farming could have been permitted to exist. Where there is money to be made there will always be those to take advantage of it, and the individuals in this book knew how to prey on the vulnerable. I recommend this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A truly horrifying read 24 July 2013
By Lauren
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Although brief, each story Dell's you as much as possible about these events and the efforts to end baby farming.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting - but a bit short 4 Jun 2013
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Not a bad book, although it was a bit short.

It provided an interesting look at Victorian social history that usually seems to be overlooked by more infamous and 'glamourous' crimes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Brief 23 Feb 2013
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Interesting read. But very brief could have been better with more content. Worth reading.It made me think about having babies you couldn't afford or admit to in victorian times.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read but overpriced for a few pages! 28 Dec 2012
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A very quick but interesting read not worth the cost though shoulder be a lot cheaper or free! Ideal for anyone who has half an hour free.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the reason for buying this book 3 Jun 2014
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was to find out what my daughter had been on about in a story i found on my new first time computer in a story done by her in the daily mail about my grandmothers eldest sister frances amelia sach , nee thorne who turns out to have been a baby farmer and was hung for murdering babys
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed the book 11 May 2014
By Carole1
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The book was very good an in site it to the horrible crimes of women who should have looking after those poor children made me upset but it was really good well recommended read
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5.0 out of 5 stars whoa! 7 Mar 2014
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Who would have thought such things happened and with such apparent ease. These baby farmers were awful people in it for the money. Well documented and very well written. It will give you the creeps just knowing that these people existed and done such atrocities that went unnoticed and ungoverned for so long. An excellent read although had tears in my eyes on more than one occasion as some parts are fairly graphic.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars it was ok
it was an ok read, got a bit boring after the first few cases, it was interesting to see how things worked during the 19th century.
Published 11 months ago by 19FONTEINECOURT
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and horrific
I must admit I didn't read this expecting to enjoy it! And I didn't, but that was the subject matter...I had no idea these things happened so much in the not too distant past.
Published 11 months ago by Deezy
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book.
Although a bit gruesome, a good book to learn a little about history of how the less fortunate dealt with unwanted babies and what sometimes happened.
Published 12 months ago by v finlay
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting introduction
This was a free download when I got it and for that it is an interesting read
However it was an introduction to the issue, rather than a detailed social history
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Subject but how original is it?
I find this a fascinating subject and the information about infamous baby farmers was interesting to read. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Spyro Madgirl
3.0 out of 5 stars Baby farmers
I found this a very interesting read altho again it is very short. So if its free to download, that's fine but I wouldn't have paid for it!
Published 14 months ago by A Wilson
2.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive and lacking detail
As with her other book there is more detail available on the Internet. Again it was ok for a free download, but I wouldn't pay for it.
Published 14 months ago by anon1278
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