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Survivors: A Victorian Mine Disaster: A Young Boy's Story

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780750236317

ON SALE: 17th January 2002

Genre: Interest Age / Level / Interest Age: From C 9 Years

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It’s the 1840s in a Victorian mining town and disaster is about to strike. For John Elliot and his family, life in the shadow of the grinding colliery wheel has always been hard, but there is no alternative for folk like them. The risks are huge and the rewards are few. The Elliots are about to discover the real cost of daring to dig deeper than worms will ever go…


Based on a real explosion and underground fire that happened at Willington Quay near Newcastle upon Tyne, this is not just gritty, but gruesome heart-breaking realism.