'A valuable source of information on the topics concerned.' -- School Librarian The glory of the series is the way it plunges children into the thick of history and beguiles them with the strangeness of another time.' -- Books for Keeps 'With simple text accompanied by clear photographs and illustrations, young readers can get a taste of just what it must have been like to live in Victorian times.' -- Infant Projects: Victorians 20030701 'The idea of the 'Look Inside' series is elegant... The format is generous with contemporary prints and photographs, and eyewitness quotations (many of them footnoted, something unique in a book for this age group)... And where there is rich evidence, the past emerges in all its complexity.' -- Books for Keeps 20030103
About the Author
Richard Wood works in Norfolk as a museum education officer. He has written many history books for children, including several on Victorian topics.