Betsy Paperback

The Dramatic Biography of Prison Reformer Elizabeth Fry

by Jean Hatton;

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In 1816, Betsy walked alone into Newgate Gaol. The transformation she achieved there made her an instant celebrity and propelled her onto the stage of world history.

She transformed her generation's perception of offenders, and helped bring into being a professional prison service. She campaigned against the dreadful conditions on the prison ships sailing to Australia. And she was a catalyst for the long struggle which eventually saw women achieving fulfilment and recognition in the world beyond family and home.

Yet the personal cost was enormous as she struggled to balance her sense of calling with her domestic life and the attitudes of a patriarchal society. She confided her innermost thoughts to private journals, and these hand-written volumes have enabled Jean Hatton to breath vivid life into her story.

Betsy by Jean Hatton was published by Lion Hudson in June 2005 and is our 35287th best seller. The ISBN for Betsy is 9781854247056.

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Details for Betsy

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherLion Hudson (June 2005)
Number of Pages368
Thickness27 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code103805
Page last updated 13th October 2009
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