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Life in a Victorian Workhouse by [Higginbotham, Peter]
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4.4 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1107 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (30 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00APDQQ1Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #177,519 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The booklet gives a tempting view of life in the workhouse. It was purchased to get an idea of the conditions my great grandfather had to endure once he left the army, blind and after a broken marriage.

Clearly the booklet only touches the surface and that is frustrating because the Institutions (Islington and Billericay)that my relative frequented were not covered but that was my bad luck.

Well worth purchasing and just maybe the author will develop the subject to give more detail and location.
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Book very informative, saved a lot of research. will have a look at the other books in this line. Very quick delivery , have no problems using them again
Cheers
Eric
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This slim volume is a useful introduction to all the various features of the workhouse system, including what people got to eat, how tramps were housed, and what happened to children. It also has a section on Scotland and Ireland. Overall it is nicely illustrated. It doesn't have the depth of some of the author's other books on the subject (many of which are very detailed) but it does tell you everything you need to know to get started. I found it useful, and appreciated its concise approach.
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Easy to read and find information, found refernces directly related to my research. Would recommend this book to any serious researchers and or thoswith family interests
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I was a little disappointed with this. It has a good number of useful photos but the written information is slight. I read it in one go and then gave it to a charity shop.
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I really should have read the customer reviews rather than the product description. I was expecting an actual book, whereas this is 30 pages long and laid out like the kind of pamphlet given to children to keep them entertained when visiting a historical building. My dog ate it within a couple of days of it arriving, I didn't even mind.
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Format: Paperback
As another reviewer said, this was disappointingly short - I read it in about an hour. The information in the book(let) was really interesting and there are lots of images of good quality - they are probably the best parts.
The author would probably have been better off focusing on the images - perhaps making them larger in a quality hardback book with the brief texts as appendages to the striking photographs.

Other than that it's a very good introduction to the workhouse and I will keep the book, but would love a book with more detail from this author.
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Although this paperback only extends to 32 pages, it provides a useful overview of the development of the workhouse and the legal framework that surrounded it. High-quality illustrations enhance the interest of the book. I have since read and enjoyed the more detailed study "Workhouses of the Midlands' by the same author - which I would also highly recommend.
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