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The Great Plague
Alice is a young girl growing up in London in 1665. She lives a fairly ordinary life with her father and her aunt but when the plague sweeps through the city everything changes. Alice must go from day to day wondering if she and her family will fall victim to the terrible disease....
Victorian Workhouse
Edith Lorrimer, who lives in Stoneleigh, Kent, begins her diary in January 1871, a month before her sixteenth birthday. Unlike many other people in England, Edith is lucky. Even though her father died when she was a young child, Edith and her mother still live a comfortable life. They have a good home, and are able to afford to have two servants. Edith's mother is on the Board of Guardians at Stoneleigh's workhouse, and because she hopes Edith will somed...