My Story: Mill Girl
A fast-paced story-diary set in 1840s Manchester. Saturday 21st May, 1842: “Something terrible has happened. I can scarcely bring myself to write the words. I AM TO START AT THE MILL ON MONDAY!” Eliza has heard dreadful things about the working mills that are sweeping across Britain, turning it into an industrial nation. The work is said to be hard, and the conditions atrocious. Now it is Eliza’s turn to find out the truth for herself. Will she still be Eliza – or just a pair of factory hands?