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Say hello to yesterday without a Tardis. Discover My Story: the series where history gets real. Manchester, 1842. Something terrible has happened. Eliza is to start at the mill on Monday. She’s heard dreadful things about the huge textile mills that are sweeping across Britain, turning it into an industrial nation. People say the work is tough and the conditions atrocious. Now Eliza must find out for herself. Will she still be Eliza – or just a pair of factory hands?

  • A fascinating fictional diary from a best-loved series
  • A vivid first-hand account of the Industrial Revolution
  • Captures how it felt to live through this turbulent time
  • Inspiring historical reading that supports the curriculum
  • Hugely popular series with over a million copies sold

Product Details

Catalogue number

6537 in Primary Schools Catalogue 2019/20


My Story





Date published

May 5th, 2008

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.3; Middle years; 6.0 points

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  • 192 pages


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  1. Jane blonde 113694

    on 12 March 2014

    I adore this book. It’s my one of my favorite books I’ve read. I think her friendship with Jack is really sweet. I think jack is my favorite character! I would recomend this book to girls over 8 years old. I’m hoping to read The Hunger next time.

    5out of 5
  2. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 8 March 2014

    really good.

  3. Evie 113313

    on 4 July 2013

    I loved this book,its one of my fav. it was very interesting and i found ot mills workers had a very tough life. i also liked her relationship with jack.however i would like too know what will happen next.

    5out of 5
  4. Clarice thumb 136

    on 3 August 2012

    I adored this book, I was reading 24/7! I thought it was really interesting, as it was a completely new topic for me. What I love about this series is the personal touch. I also loved Eliza’s friendship with Jack, and how close they were because of Eliza’s late brother, William. I would have liked it to be longer because I wanted to hear more about her new life in the countryside. Overall, one of my favourite My Story books! I recommend it to ages 11+

    5out of 5
  5. Default avatar

    on 21 October 2011

    I found this book very moving. I loved how there was a diary entry from the 1840’s.My favourite character was Eliza, as she has simallar characteristics to myself. I would recomend this book for the ages 9+. Enjoy your reading!

    5out of 5
  6. Goldie 113308

    on 3 August 2011

    This book is very interesting and I’m always with my nose in this book !! Very looking forward to read the other diaries of the Bumper Pack :)

    5out of 5
  7. Giraffe zebra 113509

    on 27 November 2010

    I very interesting story. I’m sure you will like it, especially if you’re a girl

    5out of 5
  8. Petula 113689

    on 22 February 2010

    This Book Is Magnificent, to put it plainly!! As its written as a dirary it really puts life into perspective from the 1800’s and helps you understand. Will be very helpful for help on history homeworks e.t.c. and just for general pleasure. A very interesting book and should be read 11+ :) x

    3out of 5
  9. Love stargirl 113412

    on 22 March 2009

    I recomend this for history lovers. Other people that like more of an adventure, comedey, romance or any other genre may not like this book. i have got it but have not read it yet, although my sister has and so has my brother. my family like history. could help with history at school too. tnx!!! :)

    5out of 5

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