My Story: Mill Girl

Say hello to yesterday without a Tardis. Discover My Story: the series where history gets real. Manchester, 1842. Something terrible has happened. Eliza is to start at the mill on Monday. She’s heard dreadful things about the huge textile mills that are sweeping across Britain, turning it into an industrial nation. People say the work is tough and the conditions atrocious. Now Eliza must find out for herself. Will she still be Eliza – or just a pair of factory hands?

  • A fascinating fictional diary from a best-loved series
  • A vivid first-hand account of the Industrial Revolution
  • Captures how it felt to live through this turbulent time
  • Inspiring historical reading that supports the curriculum
  • Hugely popular series with over a million copies sold

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  • loved it

    I adore this book. It’s my one of my favorite books I’ve read. I think her friendship with Jack is really sweet. I think jack is my favorite character! I would recomend this book to girls over 8 years old. I’m hoping to read The Hunger next time.

    12 March 2014

  • really good.

    8 March 2014

  • loved it

    I loved this book,its one of my fav. it was very interesting and i found ot mills workers had a very tough life. i also liked her relationship with jack.however i would like too know what will happen next.

    4 July 2013

  • loved it

    I adored this book, I was reading 24/7! I thought it was really interesting, as it was a completely new topic for me. What I love about this series is the personal touch. I also loved Eliza’s friendship with Jack, and how close they were because of Eliza’s late brother, William. I would have liked it to be longer because I wanted to hear more about her new life in the countryside. Overall, one of my favourite My Story books! I recommend it to ages 11+

    3 August 2012

  • loved it

    I found this book very moving. I loved how there was a diary entry from the 1840’s.My favourite character was Eliza, as she has simallar characteristics to myself. I would recomend this book for the ages 9+. Enjoy your reading!

    21 October 2011

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  • Sue Reid

    Sue Reid is a widely published author for children and has written My Story – Mill Girl for Scholastic

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