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London Stories (My Story)

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    Jim Eldridge(Author)

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The story of London as seen through the eyes of the city's children.Twelve stories transport the reader from the Londinium of twomillenniums past to the London of 2012, anticipating the Olympicgames and a Diamond Jubilee. Along the way we escape a great fire,survive the gunpowder plot and meet Charles Dickens. The perfectcompanion to a defining year in British History.
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  • PDF | 304 pages
  • Jim Eldridge(Author)
  • Scholastic; 1 edition (1 Mar. 2012)
  • English
  • 2
  • Children's Books

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  • By Zulu Warrior on 9 December 2014

    This well written book takes you through the experiences of 12 children and how they lived thier part in the history of London, from the Saxons, the Romans and Boudicca, through to the Norman conquest. We then move on to William Shakespeare, Guy Fawkes, and the Great Fire of London. In 1716 we follow the expieriences of 13yr old Anne Baker as she along with her mother attempt to break her father out of the Tower of London where he had been falsely imprisoned, 10yr old Michael Baker in 1790 is surprised when his father brings a young black boy and sister with his intention of accepting them as part of his family, his father is an abolitionist and has recued the two children from slavery, Michael hates them and will not accept them as his family, we then move on to the childhood of Charles Dickens, his father is in a debtors prison and he has to work to support the family, this opens his eyes as to the state of the poor and reflects in his written works.Twelve year old Beatrice is the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria, Sarah at 12yrs old is her maid and she is ordered to take the young Princess into the streets where she encounters squalid conditions, something that would reflect in her later life.The book moves on to 1940 and the Blitz where we find 11yr old Harry with his younger sister Anne caught outside as the bombs start to fall all around them.The World Cup Final as Terry and his dad prepare to watch the game and there is a power cut, how can they miss this famous game, they have to struggle to reach a reations house just in time for the second half.And finally its the 2012 Olympics and 16yr old Andrene is running for GB, she qualified as the fastest loser, can she overcome all and win.Nice the way that the book follows the children's stories throughout the years, well worth a read.

  • By Emma'sarmz on 10 June 2015

    This book has heartwarming diary/story form written and told by 12 child in London that are about life changing events from the AD to the 21st century.


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