Time is marching forward, carrying us over the threshold and pitching us, willy nilly, into a new century. The prospect of growing up in that unexplored territory is so thrilling that I fancy, if I close my eyes tight, I can almost see the process taking place! A day slips away like sand in a sand glass and then another day dawns and so we are caught up in this inevitable passage towards 1900. I bought a journal and have begun to transfer all my scribblings of the last few days into it. It will record my journey into the new century. I shall call it “Twentieth-Century Girl”, for that is what I intend to be!
Genre: Historical Fiction
Comments: This book, written in diary form, tells what it would have been like as a young girl at the end of the nineteenth century. What fascination they must have felt at the new inventions, what hope for the new century! This book is a great way for children to learn about what life was like in those early years. The main story is followed by a timeline as well as contemporary sketches and photographs of the period.