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Other People's Daughters

(2008)
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If a nineteenth century lady had neither a husband to support her nor money of her own, almost her only recourse was to live in someone else's household and educate their children - in particular, their daughters. Marooned within the confines of other people's lives, neither servants nor family members, governesses occupied an uncomfortable social limbo. And being poor and insignificant, their papers were mostly lost. But a few journals and letters have come down to us, giving a vivid record of what it was to be a lone professional woman at a time when such a creature officially did not exist.

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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Other People's Daughters: The Life And Times Of The Governess
Author(s): Ruth Brandon
ISBN: 0-297-85113-6 / 978-0-297-85113-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Paperback Editions

March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Other People's Daughters: The Life And Times Of The Governess
Author(s): Ruth Brandon
ISBN: 0-7538-2576-7 / 978-0-7538-2576-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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