Victorian Town Children by Sallie Purkis


Victorian Town Children by Sallie Purkis

True-life experiences of four ordinary Victorian children beautifully presented as historical biographies. Through hours of research, Sallie Purkis has uncovered these original histories and retells them for the first time with historical photographs and large colour illustrations. In this book we find out about Sarah who lived in a very poor part of London, Margaret who came from a wealthy family and had many servants. Thomas who was born in the poorest area of Glasgow and Fothergill who lived in Nottingham and was sent away to boarding school at an early age.

About the Author

Sallie Purkis is a renowned historian who has had over forty history books for children published. She is a regular contributor to Junior Education, a consultant to BBC Schools Television and writes for English Heritage and the National Trust Education services.

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32 pages


Sallie Purkis
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Publication date

30th July 2007



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