Essays Tagged: "six shillings"

charles dickens

s.At the age of twelve, Charles started working at Warren's Blacking Factory where he was paid only six shillings a week. Six months later, one of John Dickens's relatives died, who left a will that g ... he wanted to become a reporter. He taught himself by buying a book called Gurney's Brachgraphy. At sixteen, he became a court reporter in which later he joined a newspaper.Charles Dickens then starte ...

(3 pages) 48 1 3.7 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Rewriting Fingersmith by Sarah Waters from Mrs Sucksby's point of view

t I have given? Since that night on 1844 have I looked after the girl, and what have I got from it? Six shillings, a few days pay for years of work. Now that an opportunity to get my rightful pay has ... d been keeping her mother in. Once she had been born she had just kissed her on the cheek and given six pound for her daughter's keep, or so I tells her. 'It were all good money what she gave me - sov ...

(8 pages) 18 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Australia's involvement in World War I

easons men rush to enlist included:- Australian soldiers became the best paid in war. They received six shillings a day, while a labourer received half of this.- A sense of adventure and opportunity t ...

(3 pages) 17 0 1.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I