Saturday 28 June 2014

Life on the streets in Victorian London.

If you've read Time Trap you will know how tough life was for homeless kids in Victorian London. It was a brutal, pitiless existence where kids survived on their wits or starved.

I was Googling the topic this week and found this heart-rending article of what life was like for those kids back then. It's from an interesting website called

Here is quote used in an article on the site by Dr Jacqueline Banerjee:

"half-savage children, street arabs, street urchins, mudlarks, and guttersnipes — filthy, ragged, lying, cursing, and hungry, roaming singly or in packs like young wolves, snatching stealing, stone-throwing, destructive, brutish, and cruel when not merely hopeless and lost."

Kids are so lucky today; in fact, we all are!

Happy reading :-)