From the Bookcase: Children at the Hearth by Barbara Swell

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Barbara Swell once again treats us to a glimpse of life from days long gone in Children at the Hearth. 

Delve into childhoods of the 19th century with the tales of folklore and anecdotes of old. The recipes throughout the book provide an insight into the challenges families faced. See how children played, learn how schools worked and find out old wive’s tales on everything from chicken pox cures to how to make wishes come true.

With a need to be frugal and without the conveniences of modern appliances, this wonderful book takes the reader on an interesting, humourous and eye-opening step back in time.

Children at the Hearth by Barbara Swell is available from Amazon now (rrp. £4.99). 

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