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Limehouse Boys by Patrick G. Cox
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it was amazing
bookshelves: christian, historical-england, industrial-drama, young-adult-ya
Recommended for: Male readers, and to people who understand UK dialogue.

Limehouse Boys is a story about three lads named Ned, Ben and George who land up in an 1830s workhouse in England. As the story unravels, it is told in old-fashioned English dialogue that was native to the lower classes at that time. The Beadle, (a kind of church officer) is a cruel and corrupt man. Many children in his care were abused, used as child-labourers and some were sold off into prostitution. This fast-paced tale is based on terrible historical miss-management of workhouses that occurred in those times. At the back of P. Cox’s book, he gives a detailed account of historical events that lead up to the formation and breakdown of the institutions. The information Cox provides helps his readers glean a greater understanding of this well-written book. It also provides an insight into some of England’s current values and attitudes to Christianity that has been passed down through recent generations. Although a sad recall of past workhouses, this particular novel grants justice and delivers great reader-satisfaction.

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Reading Progress

October 13, 2018 – Started Reading
October 13, 2018 – Shelved
November 4, 2018 – Finished Reading
November 25, 2018 – Shelved as: christian
November 25, 2018 – Shelved as: historical-england
November 25, 2018 – Shelved as: industrial-drama
November 25, 2018 – Shelved as: young-adult-ya

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