Factory girl / Pam Oldfield.Material type: TextSeries: My storyPublication details: London : Scholastic, 2011.Description: 145 p. ; 20 cmISBN:
- 823.92 22
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|Junior Fiction||Eltham LibraryPlus Children's||Children's Fiction||OLDF (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||i2171730|
|Junior Fiction||Hāwera LibraryPlus Children's||Children's Fiction||OLDF (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||i2180765|
"A Victorian match girl. London, 1888"--Cover.
Everybody knows the sad tale of the Little Match Girl, but less well known is the story of the girls and women who slaved fourteen hours a day in the match factories for appalling pay, only to contract such fatal complaints as phossy jaw. The brutality of these conditions was brought to a head with the London Match Girls Strike of 1888. Told from the perspective of a young factory worker, this new title offers a fascinating insight into Victorian child labour.