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Bede's Charity

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Hesba Stretton (1832-1911) was the nom de plume of Sarah Smith, an English author of children's literature. The name Hesba came from the initials of her siblings. She was the daughter of a bookseller from Wellington, Shropshire, but around 1867 she moved south and lived at Snaresbrook and Loughton near Epping Forest and at Ham, near Richmond, Surrey. Her moral tales and se ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published April 18th 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1872)
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Elizabeth Mundie
Apr 03, 2012 Elizabeth Mundie rated it really liked it
I have read and re-read Bede's Charity a couple of times in my life. As far as the quality of writing goes, the book is uneven. There are some beautiful lyrical sections, such as the opening of the book, where the narrator describes her childhood home. However, the book is Victorian and written to highlight our Christian calling to identify with and reach out to the poor. So, the book has touches of melodrama that we associate Victorian semi-religious literature. (Please note that the language i ...more
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Hesba Stretton (1832-1911) was the nom de plume of Sarah Smith, an English author of children's literature. The name Hesba came from the initials of her siblings. She was the daughter of a bookseller from Wellington, Shropshire, but around 1867 she moved south and lived at Snaresbrook and Loughton near Epping Forest and at Ham, near Richmond, Surrey. Her moral tales and semi-religious stories, chi ...more
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