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A Flat Iron for a Farthing or Some Passages in the Life of an Only Son

A Flat Iron for a Farthing or Some Passages in the Life of an Only Son Some Passages in the Life of an only Son

  • Title: A Flat Iron for a Farthing or Some Passages in the Life of an Only Son
  • Author: Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • ISBN: 9781428077058
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Some Passages in the Life of an only Son

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    About "Juliana Horatia Ewing"

    1. Juliana Horatia Ewing

      Born in 1841, Juliana Horatia Gatty was the daughter of the Rev Alfred Gatty, a Church of England vicar, and an author, and of Margaret Gatty, also an author She was married to Major Alexander Ewing, of the British army pay department, in 1867, relocating with him to New Brunswick, Canada, for the first two years of their marriage Although Major Ewing was posted abroad again, in 1879 and 1881, Mrs Ewing was prevented from accompanying him by ill health She moved to Bath in 1885, in the hopes that the change would improve her health, but she died there that same year.Juliana Horatia Ewing sometimes also styled Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing, or just Mrs Ewing is credited by Roger Lancelyn Green as being the author of the the first outstanding child novels in English literature In addition to her children s novels, Ewing also edited a number of magazines for young readers, including the Nursery Magazines from 1856 , the Monthly Packet and the monthly Aunt Judy s Magazine both from 1866.

    308 Comments

    1. I really loved this one. The title alone is terrific. A Flat Iron for a Farthing. Having already read a few of J.H.Ewing's books I didn't come to it with high expectations, and had a sense of what to expect, but I was also in the right frame of mind for reading this piece of Victorian children's literature and it suited me down to the ground and I found it thoroughly satisfying and full of charm. It could be described as slow-paced, but in reality the chapters are short and plenty happens. There [...]


    2. Remember that old Virginia Slims ad, "You've come a long way, Baby?" The thought crossed my mind as I read this delightful bit of high Victoriana. Children's books have evolved since Mrs. Ewing's day - and yet in some respects, she is a spot on an author as any contemporary, from J.K. Rowling to Jeanne Birdsall. Her young hero faces all the big issues of childhood: death, spirituality, friendship, who are my protectors/enemies/Who am I and what I am doing here? Slow in pace, beautifully written, [...]


    3. A little gem of a bookSweet and charming, but never cloying. There is moral advice, but not too much, and it is beautifully written. Just the right length.


    4. Just tales that span from early childhood to marriage in a man's life. Some are kind of amusing, in other places to story drags. It's good enough if you like the time period and are merely looking for a book to kill a little free time.


    5. Cute book. Interesting for anyone who likes Regency England. Mostly life in a small town and the life of a young boy as he grows up.


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