The biography of Mrs. Sarah Heckford who, after pioneering child welfare in the East End of London, moved to South Africa in 1878 and set up as a trader travelling by ox-cart across the Transvaal.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005189164
Book Description Collins, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. VINTAGE. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002323821
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003192061
Book Description Collins, 1979. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Ed.. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88166536
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # FPS0002160730G
Book Description Collins, 1979. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Dust jacket complete, slight wear to edges. Brown cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. No ownership marks. 243 pages clean and tight. `No romancer that I know of has had the boldness to prefigure the life of this young husband and young wife in the Children's Hospital in the East End of London.' So Charles Dickens wrote of Sarah Heckford and her husband Nathaniel, and yet the pioneering work which Sarah did in the field of child welfare, defying the taboos of sex and class to achieve her ends, was only the first chapter in a life of astonishing adventure. After her husband's death she travelled and nursed in India, then in 1878 moved on to South Africa. By this time she had given away almost all her money and, unable to earn her living by conventionally genteel methods, set up as a trader. `A widow of forty, small and slight, lame into the bargain, subject to severe attacks of malaria and probably tubercular as well' might hardly seem ideally suited to a rugged, often dangerous life of travel by ox-cart across the still turbulent countryside of the Transvaal. Sarah Heckford was indomitable. When war broke out in i 88o she was in Pretoria and endured the siege of that city. In the re-established Boer republic of the Transvaal she resumed her trading, then set up as a share-broker's agent, selling mining shares. This venture foundered, so she bought two farms in the North Transvaal and became friend and adviser to Modjadje, the `Rain Queen' of the Loboda tribe and original of Rider Haggard's She. In igoi war was resumed and, now aged 65, she rode sixty miles non-stop through hostile territory to warn Roberts of the presence of Boer troops near her home. Accused by some of being pro-Boer, she was in fact fiercely independent and in a campaign in The Times and elsewhere, defended the concentration camps against the attacks of well-meaning but ill-informed critics. It was in the same paper two years later that an obituarist described her as `one of the most extraordinary women to whom the British nation has given birth'. In this vivid and well researched biography Vivien Allen does justice to her splendid theme. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 141143
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1979. Book Condition: Good. 1979. 243 pages. Pictorial jacket over brown boards. Book is in better condition than most examples of this age. Neat, clean, well bound pages with very minimal foxing, tanning and thumbing. Small inscriptions and neat labels may be present. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Jacket has light edge wear with minor tears and chipping. Mild rubbing and marking. Foxing and tanning to jacket with light water marks. Bookseller Inventory # 1508249928DPB
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Hardback published by Collins, 1979. In good condition with dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 28055
Book Description Collins, 1979. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition.. 1st 1979. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. A Biography of Mrs Sarah Heckford, a pioneer in the field of child welfare. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. Inscription in pencil to front endpaper. A few marks to endpapers. Outer page edges browned else contents clean. Pictorial wrapper is lightly edge-rubbed and a little grubby. [S]. Bookseller Inventory # 629533
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. jacket is worn, torn and creased. foxing and marks. sound binding. fairly good copy.[SK]. Bookseller Inventory # cgtx