The Girl's Own Book

Memoirs of a London Doll

Horne, Richard H., and Margaret Gillies, illustrator. Memoirs of a London Doll, Written by Herself. London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, 1855.

On its surface a fast-paced adventure story about the changes in circumstances of a doll who comes into the hands of a bewildering succession of "mammas," the Memoirs is also an exposé of the lives of poor children in an Industrial Revolution metropolis. Read more about this book on our blog.

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