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Alice from Tooting By Alice Mullen

Alice from Tooting by Alice Mullen

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Summary

Born in 1879, Alice wrote her life story in handwritten notebooks found after her death. Alice's parents' hard struggle in life was shaped by her mother's ethos. This autobiography offers information about housing conditions, female employment and social circumstances during Alice's lifetime.See www.plowrightpress.co.uk

Alice from Tooting Summary

Alice from Tooting: 1879-1977 Working Class Autobiography by Alice Mullen

Few working class women of Alice's generation wrote their autobiography, which includes harsh times in domestic service, gaining her ambition to become a nurse, marrying a widower and becoming a mother and step-mother and, eventually in old age living with her daughter Bertha in Chard. As well as general readers, this book is sought for first-hand information about housing conditions, female employment and social circumstances during Alice's lifetime.

Alice from Tooting Reviews

The journal Oral History states: "Contrary to the contemporary myths about stable Victorian life, Alice records the break-up of her parents' marriage, a neighbour who was a rapist, the trials of being a stepmother and much more." Journal of Kent History: "It is inspiring to read of the willpower which overcame the appalling social and housing conditions experienced not only by the Mullen family but also thousands of working class people at that time." Other reviews included South London Press; photos features in Wimbledon News and Wandsworth Borough Guardian: and Local History journal which stated: "There are many tiny details of domestic life like the dogs who did not get on, or the toilet in the Boscombe lodging house with a picture of Windsor Castle in blue painted on the bowl. Domestic service is shown to be full of pitfalls, with housekeepers helping themselves to food or being too fond of alcohol."

Additional information

GOR002059064
9780951696040
0951696041
Alice from Tooting: 1879-1977 Working Class Autobiography by Alice Mullen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Plowright Press
1997-06-23
206
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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