Factory girl / Pam Oldfield.

By: Oldfield, Pamela, 1931- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: My storyPublication details: London : Scholastic, 2011Description: 145 p. ; 20 cmISBN: 9781407116723 ; 140711672X Subject(s): Match industry workers -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century -- Children's fiction | Strikes and lockouts -- Match industry -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century -- Children's fiction | London (England) -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: 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.
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"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.

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