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The Mill Children [Paperback]

Suzanne Marshall
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Suzanne Marshall (17 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 095589090X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955890901
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.2 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,821 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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79 of 80 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars social history made more fun! 25 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
The Mill Children is a graphic account of the awful conditions suffered by small children working in the cotton mills of the early 19th century, and the campaign headed by Robert Oastler to improve hours and conditions in the industry. Focusing on the lives of two runaway mill children, the author takes them to work as servants in a large household, and their further adventures involve the harsh realities of a life at sea, and the inhumane treatment of those deemed to have mental health problems. Cleverly written so that you hardly realise you are learning early victorian social history, this is an engaging and exciting book, (if a wee bit Mills and Boon-ish at times), and for those of us who live near Scarborough, there is an extra treat as she describes much of her tale in the local area. A really great read, and hard to put down, even if it won't win any great literary prizes!!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read 19 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
The author is local to Scarborough and I bought the book while on holiday there. Its a brilliant read, theres something going on continually through the book. The characters come to life and you could feel their suffering and their joy. Would recommend it to anyone who likes gritty, true to life books. Am waiting in anticipation for the follow up.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-rending and heart-warming 27 May 2011
By A.L.W.
Format:Kindle Edition
The Mill Children is an enthralling fast-moving story, both heart-rending and heart-warming,as Suzanne Marshall brilliantly recreates the early days of the industrial revolution when the widespread employment of children under appalling conditions was accepted as norm.
As the story progresses, the action takes the reader across the full breadth of Yorkshire via its countryside with its farms and stately homes to the busy east coast port of Scarborough and the whaling industry. A glimpse of the Bradford reformer, Richard Oastler, is an added bonus to the satisfactory ending.
A.L.W.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mill Children 22 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
I totally agree with the previous reviewer. It's a marvellous read for young and old alike. I would definitely recommend it. It's well worth the money.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The mill children 14 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love social history and have read historical books on children's lives in the mills. This book I thought was charming and a really good story if you like feel good reads and although this is the first book I have read by this author I will be looking for more titles. I usually read Katie Flynn or Maureen Lee so if your of similar taste to me you should really give it a go
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great page turning read 28 Dec 2011
By tomcas
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend to anyone.
A real page turner.
I am hoping for the next book to continue the story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Mill Children 25 Mar 2012
By Foxymum
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Found this book really moving and not your usual C19 saga of chisel jawed upper class boy meets worn down working class girl! (although he does and she is!!) Well researched, well described. Could feel the pain in the opening chapter. Good length read for holiday/bedtime reading, but doesn't feel "padded out" in order to fill the pages.I recommend if sagas are your thing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the mill children 9 Feb 2012
By chris
Format:Kindle Edition
such a good book,i was not able to put it down, so much going on in each chapter loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... reading the mill children found it to be a good
Just finished reading the mill children found it to be a good book
Published 8 days ago by Linda seber
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book, will be looking out for more from Suzanne Marshall
Published 13 days ago by Maralyn Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Mary b
A very good read which has lots of sad history about children working in the mills in England. Once I started to read it was hard to put the book down
Published 22 days ago by marybroadhead
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling
I am new to e-reading so wasnt sure whether an ebook would keep me occupied on holiday but this, my first ebook did just thst. Read more
Published 25 days ago by tiggiew
5.0 out of 5 stars The MIll Childre.
A lovely book to read couldn't put it down wish there was.more to follow interesting and a good end to a good story
Published 27 days ago by sandra lake
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant.
This book was absolutely Brilliant I had a job to put it down. The story was good and kept you on edge all the time.
Published 1 month ago by E. Block
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read
Excellent book which includes some exellent historical references and makes you realise just how fortunate we are to live in present times
Published 1 month ago by Jackie
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
A very sad tale, I enjoyed this book like many others I have read of this author & would recommend to anyone .
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This book was both fascinating and really sad. It had a really good plot and I found I didn't really want to put it down. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Didoe
3.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful disappointment
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and was happy that it was so long, but after wonderful descriptions and emotions, I was so
disappointed in the ending. Read more
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