Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain’s Young by Peter Higginbotham
English | October 17th, 2017 | ISBN: 1526701359 | 320 pages | EPUB | 16.81 MB
What image does the word ‘orphanage’ conjure up in your mind? A sunny scene of carefree children at play in the grounds of a large ivy-clad house? Or a forbidding grey edifice whose cowering inmates were ruled over with a rod of iron by a stern, starched matron? In Children's Homes, Peter Higginbotham explores the history of the institutions in Britain that were used as a substitute for children’s ‘natural’ homes.