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Mill Girl My Story
on 14 September 2014
The year is 1842, Manchester is a cotton mill town and 13yr old Eliza and her family just about scrape a living. Eliza is a bright student at school and one day would like to become a teacher but finds she is forced to leave school and start work in the mill with her father. Mill work is dangerous and unhealthy, a terrible place to work, paid a pittance for long hours, this is the time of rioting and strikes as the workers struggle to get a decent wage, this book as an insight into the struggles these families faced at that time.
This is not one of the better My Story books but it does open your eyes and not badly written.