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This book perfectly accompanies the television series, satisfying viewers' curiosity about the history of the children of Quarry Bank. It reveals the real lives of the television series' main characters - Esther, Daniel, Lucy, and Susannah - showing how shockingly close to the truth the dramatisation is. But the book also goes far beyond this to create a full and vivid picture of factory life in the industrial revolution.
David Hanson has written an accessible narrative history of Victorian working children and the conditions in which they worked.
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By Miss Rhiannon M Lewis on 01-05-18
Insightful and entertaining
Really enjoyed this book. A lot of information to take in so I actually listened to it twice but it delivers happy and sad stories from the days of the mill in an informative and entertaining way.