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Children of the Court and Two Little Waifs

£9.99

Product description

This historic book gives a picture of the lives of children in Victorian London a typical scenario in the book is indicated by the passage.

"What was to be done with the two children whom Mother Redmond had befriended? Until now they had been living in her room, and their food had been procured by Milly, who had constituted herself their guardian, and had collected it from the neighbours; but it soon became obvious to the little girl that this course could not continue much longer. "Please give me a drop o' milk and a bit o' bread for the children," she would say piteously to one of the women; and the request was generally granted, though often grudgingly, and she became painfully aware that some other plan must be adopted".

This is a fascinating in-depth look at the lives of these children, their struggles and their joys. Dickensian in location and events but simpler in style. There are many fine illustrations to each chapter. This is a rare antiquarian book in moderate condition with some splitting to the spine and some marking to pages but highly readable. There is no date which suggests a first edition. On the flyleaf there is a Sunday School inscription dated 1893

Item details

Added value:
First?
Author(s):
F.M. Holmes
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
18.5 X 13.5
Edition:
First?
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
222
Publisher:
Charles H Kelly

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About this item

This historic book gives a picture of the lives of children in Victorian London a typical scenario in the book is indicated by the passage.

"What was to be done with the two children whom Mother Redmond had befriended? Until now they had been living in her room, and their food had been procured by Milly, who had constituted herself their guardian, and had collected it from the neighbours; but it soon became obvious to the little girl that this course could not continue much longer. "Please give me a drop o' milk and a bit o' bread for the children," she would say piteously to one of the women; and the request was generally granted, though often grudgingly, and she became painfully aware that some other plan must be adopted".

This is a fascinating in-depth look at the lives of these children, their struggles and their joys. Dickensian in location and events but simpler in style. There are many fine illustrations to each chapter. This is a rare antiquarian book in moderate condition with some splitting to the spine and some marking to pages but highly readable. There is no date which suggests a first edition. On the flyleaf there is a Sunday School inscription dated 1893

Added value:
First?
Author(s):
F.M. Holmes
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
18.5 X 13.5
Edition:
First?
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
222
Publisher:
Charles H Kelly

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