The Mudlark Orphan

The Mudlark Orphan

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, orphans, Historical

Eight year old Maise Clegg was plucked from the workhouse by the Rynotts to work on the banks of the Thames seeking treasures as a Mudlark.

Abandoned as a baby Maise never gave up hope that one day her mother would return to claim her as her own, but as she stood in the dirty river water that dream soon washed away. She soon learnt that life was like the river; dark, fast moving and dangerous.

Life would teach her lessons she had never wanted to learn, but would fate mend what had been broken, before she succumbed to the Thames as so many had before her?

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    The Mudlark Orphan Reviews

  • Michele Zito

    Interesting story. I wonder how people survived in those horrible times. Poverty, illness filth and thievery not to mention exploitation of young children forcing them to work in the most atrocious co...

  • A. White

    When we want to indulge in the nostalgic romance of the 1700's & 1800's, this novel is a stark reminder of how the past actually was for millions of people. The vast majority of people were not wealth...

  • Marilyn Smith Smith

    Interesting story lineThe book really needs an editor and a proofreader. The story is engaging but it reads like first draft instead of a polished, finished piece. Good potential, sadly unrealized ....

  • Nancy

    I would give this story five stars, but it does need some editing. Many wrong words are found in the telling of this story. A baby girl is left at the workhouse, and is raised there for eight years. S...

  • James Crawford

    Maise was 8 when she left the workhouse and put to work by a very unscrupulous character who had taken a bunch of young kids from there and put them to work sifting through the mud from the river, loo...

  • LaRee Sutherland

    Orphan with loving supportMaise was left at the workhouse as a baby. It was a hard life but she was always clean and had food to eat. At age 8, her life changed drastically. She was sold to a man who ...

  • Lexie B

    An endearing storyAs a mudlarker I was drawn to this book because of the title. It is a charming story about a young victorian girl who becomes a mudlarker after being ‘bought’ from a London workh...

  • Judith  Violetta Steeves

    Love stories that are different as this one wasI love read about things that have happen in the old times! As I know just back in my mother's time 1920' up up to the 40 was so much different than my t...

  • Lora Lowery

    Very fast, easy read. More suited for a teen, but still an interesting look at mudlarking and London life for the poor of this era. Enough depth to spark interest for more reading of the era, city and...

  • Rolanda Parkin

    InterestingLearned something new...never thought about children such as these. I can definitely feel how it happened and the struggle the impoverished people had and how difficult it was to earn their...