Bristol’ s Pauper Children
(Shirley Hodgson, www.bristolbooks.org) explores the plight of the city’ s Victorian vagrant children. Anestimated 60,000 Canadians are believed to be descended from more than 1,500orphaned, destitute and abandoned children who were sent to Canada from Bristol in the belief they would have a better life. The trials and tribulations faced by these poverty-stricken children are uncovered in this revealing book.
Amy, The Story of a Coram
Foundling (Angie Northey, www.amazon.co.uk) is a historical novel which follows the coming of age of a baby dropped off at Co ram’ s Found ling Hospital in Bloomsbury. Sent to serve aristocracy, Amyem barkson a series of regency adventures, all while never losing touch with her working class background. The novel combines romance with realism to depict both high and low Regency society.
Scandal in High Society
Oxfordshire (Julie Ann Godson, www.feedaread.com) tells20 true tales of Oxfordshire grandees in trouble, from the Tudor period right up to the modernage, encompassing secret love affairs, murder, blackmail, poisoning and extortion.
Guide to DNA Testing (Richard Hill, www.amazon.co.uk) isa short, Kindle-only ebook for only £2.32, offering an introduction to how family history can be aided by DNA, explored through the author’ s own case study. It’s very short– the equivalent of 37 pages in print–and shouldn’ t be seen as comprehensive, but it may help inspire you to take ate stand learnmore.