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AdvantagesA good basic introduction

DisadvantagesMay contain information from other sources that has not been credited

...The baby farming industry is one of the most grisly chapters in Victorian history, something I became aware of when my sister was writing a dissertation about it some thirty years ago. These women offered their services to adopt or foster children in return for a fee. Older children who retained some contact with their mothers would bring in a regular weekly fee, so it made sense that these...

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AdvantagesFun and informative


...I bought "Ten Horrible Histories" from a book club we run at school. They cost me £10 for the set which was an excellent bargain. They are marked at £4.99 each. The books are paperback with approximately 127/130 pages in each. They are easy and interesting to read for young children with a reading age of about eight. Boys of this age especially, sometimes find reading boring just as...

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Advantagescontent has a lot of child appeal, varied content, great illustrations

Disadvantagessuits a younger audience more than an older one

...particularly noticed is that much of it relates to the lives Victorian children might have lived - considering the target audience for this book, this makes a lot of sense and it?s an approach that I don?t think the other Horrible Histories use to quite the same extent. I think it?s a really useful technique because I studied the Victorians at school in Year Five (aged ten), just when I?d first heard about...

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