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The Worst Children's Jobs in History


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In The Worst Children's Jobs in History Sir Tony Robinson takes you back to the days when being a kid was no excuse for getting out of hard labour. This book tells the stories of all the children whose work fed the nation, kept trains running, and put clothes on everyone's backs, over the last few hundred years of Britain's history. No longer will you have to listen to your parents, grandparents, uncles, neighbours, and random old people in the Co-op telling you how much harder they had it in their day. Next time you find yourself in that situation, ask them if they were a jigger-turner or a turnip-picker in their young day. No? An orderly boy, perhaps? A stepper? Maybe they spent their weekends making matchboxes? Still no? Then they have no idea about the real meaning of hard work. With profiles and testimonies of real kids in rotten jobs, this book will tell you things you probably didn't want to know about the back-breaking, puke-inducing reality of being a child in the past. For more gruesome history facts discover Bad Kids: The Naughtiest Children in History .

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27th April '17
Topprincess read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
The Worst Children's Jobs in History 9781509841950
5 stars
I won this book as a History prize in school. It's funny, richly illustrated and informative. There are alsorts of horrible jobs children did in the past including 'mudlarks', who are children forced to stand on the riverbank looking for things to sell amongst the dead animals and sewage. Each tutor of job is given a score according to the categories of Boredom, Danger, Hard Slog and Cash. It reminds us of how hard times were in the past and how children were treated as simply smaller versions of adults rather than children in need of a childhood. 
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Terry Pratchett (Author) Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Me...

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