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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.

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