From the Author
The Workhouse Encyclopedia is the fruit of more than a decade of study of the subject and includes a wealth of material not available on my workhouse web site. I also reveal for the first time the identity of the mysterious 'W.H.R' - the unnamed author of the 1870s memoir of growing up in a workhouse and London District School. I'm sure that anyone with an interest in the workhouse will find it an indispensable guide and reference book, as well as being one that's a pleasure just to dip into.
From the Back Cover
Where was my local workhouse? What records did they keep? What is gruel and is it really what inmates lived on? How did you get out of a workhouse? What famous people were once workhouse inmates? Are there any workhouse buildings I can visit? If these are the kinds of questions you've ever wanted to know the answer to, then The Workhouse Encyclopedia is the book for you!
About the Author
Peter Higginbotham runs the website www.workhouses.org.uk. An expert on the subject of many years' standing, his previous titles include "The Workhouse Cookbook," "Life in a Victorian Workhouse," "Workhouses of the North," and "Workhouses of the Midlands."