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5.0 out of 5 stars SURPRISINGLY INTERSTING, 23 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Love to the Little Ones: The Trials and Triumphs of Parents Through the Ages in Letters, Diaries, Memoirs and Essays (Hardcover)
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I like this book, I didn't think I would, macho and all, but I did. I ordered it on spec and with a little curiosity. It's surprisingly good, full of quotes from letters diaries and papers from the last 400 years from both mum's and dad's about their children and problems concerning them.

Seems to me not a lot has changed re the worry stakes, from Queen Victoria being worried about her daughter Victoria and the imminent birth of her first child to Edmund Verney writing to his daughter in law about taking the waters in company with his son and worrying that she might not think he'd done his best to help cure him. Mind you some of the quoted passages are both startling and bizarre, see page 134 Augustus Hare, whose mother blythly agrees to let the baby go and mentions in passing that she has others if anyone else should want one!

Whilst there are little gems of insight like this throughout the book I also found that the fact that author (editor/complier) had kept the quoted passages in the original spelling helped to recreate the mood and times of the writer. You should note from the above that this is a book about children of all ages, not just babies!
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