The Workhouse Girl

Circumstances force eight-year-old Sarah and her widowed mother to enter the notorious St Giles and St George’s Workhouse.

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446456217

Category: Fiction

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Circumstances force eight-year-old Sarah and her widowed mother to enter the notorious St Giles and St George’s Workhouse. When her mother dies in childbirth, the independent-minded Sarah falls foul of the workhouse master, Trigg and his cruel wife. Sarah’s ordeal seems to be over when a sugar mill owner takes her into his home. But her wealthy benefactor reports Trigg and his wife. And blaming Sarah for their misfortune, in a fit of revenge, the couple decide to take the law into their own hands.

Workhouse Girl

'So, you are the two workhouse girls. Which is which?' Beside her, Patty sensed Vera draw herself straighter. She spoke in the polished tones which she had sometimes tried to roughen in the company of the other women in the workhouse.

Author: Holly Green

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473551107

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Can she escape her past? Patty Jenkins has come a long way from her poverty-stricken days in Brownlow workhouse. She now has a coveted position in the kitchens at Freeman's Department store in Liverpool and even the prospect of advancement. For Patty has always enjoyed baking and her flair for it has caught the attention of the store owner who intends to have her create elaborate cakes and pastries to serve at afternoon tea to Freeman's clientele. But when you're a workhouse girl you can never quite forgive your past and when you've fallen on hard times before, you're always aware how easy it is to lose everything...

The Workhouse Girl

From the moment he had lifted the pillow from the girl's face Robert had been filled with a stupendous sense of elation. He felt no pity for the workhouse girl, no remorse at what he had done. Rationally he knew that she deserved it.

Author: Jessica Stirling

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444744859

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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To Cassie Armitage and her well-to-do family, Robert Montague seems a perfect suitor: a distinguished preacher with a glamorous past and impressive connections. Only after marriage will trusting and idealistic Cassie discover that Montague is not all that he seems. Nancy Winfield, born to the workhouse and betrayed by her protectors, is quick to recognize the preacher’s evil intentions. Imprisoned in a dangerous marriage and deceived by her sister, Cassie finds an ally in Nancy, and a friend in widower Allan Hunter, who is a victim of Montague’s twisted schemes. Beneath the surface of Cassie’s staid existence perverse and deadly passion run deep, threatening a tragedy that only Nancy Winfield’s loyalty – and Cassie’s courage – can prevent

Toil and Trust or the Life story of Patty the workhouse girl

in her remembrance was wrapped up in a whole , though very coarse bed - gown , and was laid , panting with weakness , on a bed in the infirmary of the Work house ; some gruel was offered her , but her sick stomach rejected it , and she ...

Author: Clara Lucas Balfour

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ISBN: OXFORD:590049810

Category: Workhouses

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The Girl From the Workhouse

'He never did marry that workhouse woman,' Mabel said. She sighed. 'Perhaps I should've taken our Florrie to see him. But Frank said not to 'cos Father never liked him. Still, he'll be with Mother now.' 'They're asking if it's a ...

Author: Lynn Johnson

Publisher: Hera books Ltd

ISBN: 9781912973408

Category: Fiction

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‘an emotional, captivating read which is perfect for anyone who loves a good saga!’ Over The Rainbow Book Blog Even in the darkest of times, she never gave up hope Staffordshire, 1911. Ginnie Jones’s childhood is spent in the shadow of the famous Potteries, living with her mother, father and older sister Mabel. But with Father’s eyesight failing, money is in short supply, and too often the family find their bellies aching with hunger. With no hope in sight, Ginnie is sent to Haddon Workhouse. Separated from everything she has known, Ginnie has to grow up fast, earning her keep by looking after the other children with no families of their own. When she meets Clara and Sam, she hopes that she has made friends for life... until tragedy strikes, snatching away her newfound happiness. Leaving Haddon three years later, Ginnie finds work as a mouldrunner at the Potteries, but never stops thinking about her friends in the workhouse – especially Sam, now a caring, handsome young man. When Sam and Ginnie are reunited, their bond is as strong as ever – until Sam is sent to fight in WW1. Faced with uncertainty, can Ginnie find the joy that she’s never had? Or will her heart be broken once again? An emotional, uplifting and nostalgic family saga that will make you smile, while tugging on your heart-strings. Fans of Sheila Newberry Kitty Neale and Sheila Riley will love this beautiful read. Readers are loving The Girl from the Workhouse: ‘A poignant, emotional and heart-wrenching read...best read with a box of tissues handy’ Bookish Jottings ‘This truly was a fabulous story from beginning to end and I struggled to put it down!... richly detailed, beautifully written and the storyline along with the characters was enthralling’ Rose is Reading ‘heartbreaking, emotive and well researched...This is an easy,enjoyable and informative read, recommended for lovers of historical fiction.’ Waggy Tales ‘I highly recommend reading this and being transported back in time. An excellent historical fiction that had me compulsively turning the pages.’ Books and Bookends ‘Overall, I loved it. There were lots of moments that made me gasp and others that almost made me cry, and then there were those that made me smile and sigh.’ Jess Bookish Life ‘heartwarming and emotional. I absolutely love the story line...I really enjoyed the setting and the characters. If you enjoy historical fiction, this is definitely a book to read!’ Jessica Belmont Book Reviews ‘I’m quite astonished this is a debut novel... The characters came alive on the page, and it’s a fully rounded story... A fabulous read’ Grace J Reviewerlady ‘an emotional, captivating read which is perfect for anyone who loves a good saga!... a fantastic read that quickly drew me into the story and kept my interest throughout with its fabulous plot.’ Over The Rainbow Book Blog ‘Ginnie is a likeable character from the off... I cried at some of the heartache she saw, and was so pleased with every small moment of happiness. You won’t be able to put this one down.’ Jennifer C Wilson ‘the author winds her story around your person and snares your heart... Though filled with much darkness and despair, there is also hope and love’ Insatiable Readers ‘Johnson has a Cookson flair...she does capture the heart and soul of her characters.’ Cheryl M-M Book Reviews ‘a step back in time with a young protagonist who pulled on my heart strings...The friendship between her and Sam was especially heartwarming. I really enjoyed my first introduction to this author’ By The Letter Book Reviews

The Girls Friendly Society Advertiser

A Paper by Mrs. R. HAY MURRAY came next :THE PRESENT WORK OF THE G. F.S. AMONG WORKHOUSE GIRLS . The subject of the present work of the G. F. S. among workhouse girls and those who have been so is allotted to me as Correspondent of the ...

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Workhouse Girl and The Veiled Lady

If you love historical Victorian sagas that celebrate the resilience of the human heart in the face of insurmountable challenges you will love the deep and moving story of the Workhouse Girl and The Veiled Lady.

Author: Dolly Price

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ISBN: 9798640657227

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Abandoned by all who should protect her the workhouse swallows the young life of Olivia Coomb. It also swallows her voice. Who could ever love a mute and broken girl like Olivia? Franklin Slater wants nothing more, but society slays his advances and Olivia is forced to flee once again. It seems that even the prayers of the voiceless fall on deaf ears. Is there no voice to speak up for this hidden heroine of the dark, Victorian streets? Can Franklin muster courage to find the woman he once desired and forsake his fears and family? And does the mysterious veiled lady he meets hold secrets that will lead him back to the heart of his one true love? you love historical Victorian sagas that celebrate the resilience of the human heart in the face of insurmountable challenges you will love the deep and moving story of the Workhouse Girl and The Veiled Lady.

Workhouse Orphans

And if anyone said anything, you could laugh it off. “How droll! Fancy confusing me with a girl like that! I wonder what her name was.”' 'I'm not sure I could do that,' May said. 'And there are people who knew me in the workhouse.

Author: Holly Green

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473551138

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A gritty, heartwarming family saga for fans of Dilly Court, Sheila Newberry and Maggie Hope. All they have left is each other... Life has always been tough for May and Gus Lavender. Their father went away to sea never to return, and then their mother falls victim to the typhus sweeping through Liverpool. Regarded as orphans by the authorities, May and Gus are sent to the Brownlow Hill Workhouse. Like all workhouses, Brownlow is the last resort for the poor and the destitute. May and Gus will have to rely on each other more than ever if they are to survive the hardships to come... ________________________________ Make sure you've read all the books in the Workhouse series: 1. Workhouse Orphans 2. Workhouse Angel 3. Workhouse Nightingale 4. Workhouse Girl And don't miss Holly Green's new series about wartime nurses: 1. Frontline Nurses 2. Frontline Nurses On Duty 3. Secrets of the Frontline Nurses

Reports from Committees

Those are workhouse girls who have 3 June 1861 . much so , that one girl who had knitted a pair of been with you a long time ? -Yes , three years . stockings for herself , when asked to knit a pair 4512. But do you not find that the ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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ISBN: OXFORD:555095984

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The Match Girl and the Heiress

Catherine Scott, the secretary of MABYS, denounced Nevinson's insinuation that workhouse girls were destined to become “white slaves.” She claimed to preserve the honor of workhouse girls who could not speak for themselves by citing ...

Author: Seth Koven

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691171319

Category: History

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Nellie Dowell was a match factory girl in Victorian London who spent her early years consigned to orphanages and hospitals. Muriel Lester, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, longed to be free of the burden of money and possessions. Together, these unlikely soulmates sought to remake the world according to their own utopian vision of Christ's teachings. The Match Girl and the Heiress paints an unforgettable portrait of their late-nineteenth-century girlhoods of wealth and want, and their daring twentieth-century experiments in ethical living in a world torn apart by war, imperialism, and industrial capitalism. In this captivating book, Seth Koven chronicles how each traveled the globe—Nellie as a spinster proletarian laborer, Muriel as a well-heeled tourist and revered Christian peacemaker, anticolonial activist, and humanitarian. Koven vividly describes how their lives crossed in the slums of East London, where they inaugurated a grassroots revolution that took the Sermon on the Mount as a guide to achieving economic and social justice for the dispossessed. Koven shows how they devoted themselves to Kingsley Hall—Gandhi’s London home in 1931 and Britain’s first "people’s house" founded on the Christian principles of social sharing, pacifism, and reconciliation—and sheds light on the intimacies and inequalities of their loving yet complicated relationship. The Match Girl and the Heiress probes the inner lives of these two extraordinary women against the panoramic backdrop of shop-floor labor politics, global capitalism, counterculture spirituality, and pacifist feminism to expose the wounds of poverty and neglect that Christian love could never heal.

Boarding out and Pauper Schools especially for Girls Being a reprint of the principal reports on Pauper Education in the Blue Book for 1873 4 Edited with an introduction and notes by M B Smedley

I have taken counsel with several women whose acquaintance with the class of workhouse girls makes their opinion of value , as to the best means of providing the special supervision , protection , and encouragement , which appear to me ...

Author: Menella Bute Smedley

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Reports from Commissioners

The girls are employed in the laundry , kitchen , dormitories , and as domestic servants ; they are instructed in sewing ... I am quite sure that the Workhouse girl will , under kind treatment , offer as good materials for an efficient ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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Report of the Commissioners

Part II . furnished , that out of the 74 girls , only 13 are known to be doing well , and of the 56 boys , only 18. ... I know nothing more pathetic than a workhouse school . ... Such is the history of many a workhouse girl .

Author: Great Britain. Commission Appointed to Inquire into the State of Popular Education in England

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ISBN: SRLF:A0012305330

Category: Education

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Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the State of Popular Education in England

PART II . furnished , that out of the 74 girls , only 13 are known to be doing well , and of the 56 boys , only 18. ... I know nothing more pathetic than a workhouse school . ... Such is the history of many a workhouse girl .

Author: Great Britain. Commission to inquire into the present state of popular education in England

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044028989242

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Reports from Commissioners

1 bed - room , girls ; and the necessity of removing the inmates to some more healthy apartments ; also to the ... from 230 to 240 is about the number which can with safety and comfort be accommodated in the No : tingham workhouse .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

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ISBN: OXFORD:555097555

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Education Commission

Part II . furnished , that out of the 74 girls , only 13 are known to be doing well , and of the 56 boys , only 18. ... I know nothing more pathetic than a workhouse school . ... Such is the history of many a workhouse girl .

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Report of the Commission Appointed to Inquire Into the State of Popular Education in England

PART II . furnished , that out of the 74 girls , only 13 are known to be doing well , and of the 56 boys , only 18. ... I know nothing more pathetic than a workhouse school . ... Such is the history of many a workhouse girl .

Author: Great Britain. Commission to inquire into the present state of popular education in England

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131034618

Category: Education

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