The Workhouse: The People, The Places, The Life Behind Doors

The Workhouse: The People, The Places, The Life Behind Doors

by Simon Fowler


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Workhouse: The People, the Places, the Life Behind Doors 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Davidgnp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this simply because a passing reference to workhouses in a TV documentary pricked an interest which I was keen to follow. The book does not disappoint - its descriptions of conditions in many workhouses are more powerful for being presented in an unfussy and unsentimental way, with judicious use of quotations from primary sources. I imagine a serious researcher would have been happier with footnotes and detailed references, but these were unnecessary for my purposes. I would have liked a more extensive treatment of the twentieth century workhouse experience, but I'm sure I'll find this by following some of the useful suggestions for further reading.Reviewer David Williams writes a regular blog as Writer in the North.