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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book from the My Story series.
Edith Lorrimer, who lives in Stoneleigh, Kent, begins her diary in January 1871, a month before her sixteenth birthday. Unlike many other people in England, Edith is lucky. Even though her father died when she was a young child, Edith and her mother still live a comfortable life. They have a good home, and are able to afford to have two servants. Edith's mother is on the...
Published on 20 Jan 2005 by Rebecca Herman

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3.0 out of 5 stars Don't expect an adult book...
I was looking forward to receiving this book, but apart from the publisher being called Scholastic, there was no indication that this was a book written for children. As a result it doesnt give you the insight that a book for adults would give, which i found really disappointing. For a child, or for someone new to the subject, it is a good enough book. But if you want...
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book from the My Story series., 20 Jan 2005
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This review is from: Victorian Workhouse (My Story) (Paperback)
Edith Lorrimer, who lives in Stoneleigh, Kent, begins her diary in January 1871, a month before her sixteenth birthday. Unlike many other people in England, Edith is lucky. Even though her father died when she was a young child, Edith and her mother still live a comfortable life. They have a good home, and are able to afford to have two servants. Edith's mother is on the Board of Guardians at Stoneleigh's workhouse, and because she hopes Edith will someday take her place, she begins bringing Edith with her to the workhouse to learn how it is run. What Edith discovers horrifies her. She never knew how bad conditions are at the workhouse, and how terrible life is for the people there. She begins to take a special interest in Rosie, an orphan girl her own age who has lived in the workhouse since she was a very young child, and decides to try and educate her so that she can someday leave and find employment.
Although this book didn't seem to have that interesting a premise, unlike some others in the My Story series, I ended up really enjoying it. It was very well written, and flowed along well, so I never lost interest. I enjoyed reading Edith's diary and learning about how different life was for the middle class and the poor in Victorian England. Readers who enjoyed other books in the My Story series will most likely enjoy this book as well.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't expect an adult book..., 17 Nov 2007
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This review is from: Victorian Workhouse (My Story) (Paperback)
I was looking forward to receiving this book, but apart from the publisher being called Scholastic, there was no indication that this was a book written for children. As a result it doesnt give you the insight that a book for adults would give, which i found really disappointing. For a child, or for someone new to the subject, it is a good enough book. But if you want a real taste of the times, maybe you should look again
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars victorian workhouse, 1 Oct 2008
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edith lorrimer is a 16 year old living in 1871 in stoneliegh near caterbury.her mother is on the board of governers at stoneliegh workhouse where she meets and tries to improve the life of rosie chubba orphan who imprints the horrows of a victorian workhouse...

this book is realistic, but not gritty and I was gripped and couldnt put it down, great for fans of the my story sereis.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great book, 5 Oct 2008
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edith Lorrimer is a sheltered victorian girl,living in stoneliegh in the year 1871.Her mother is on the board of governers at stoneleigh workhouse, which is the most gruelling horrible place, she meets rosie chubbs a orphan who is quick tempered and a liar.

this book is great,I especially reccomend this my story book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Victorian workhouse, 1 July 2014
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excellent read for all ages but especially young children to give them an insight to life there and how children coped with it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Victorian Workshouse, 30 Aug 2013
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very good read .Would recommend the book to anyone who is intersted in the victorian era. An eyeopener to what happened to poor people.
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