The Victorian Diary of William Fletcher of Bridgnorth
Paperback 151pp Illustrated
9780953956142   Product Code: 79649
'Plunge in courageously, and don't count up the difficulties,' was 19-year-old William Fletcher's advice to himself. The extraordinary diary kept by this Shropshire bank clerk between 1858 and 1860 is published here for the first time, with a perceptive introduction that deftly sketches in the social and civic backdrop. It offers not only a lively picture of provincial life in mid-Victorian Britain, but a rare and extraordinarily vivid insight into a young man's feelings, pursuits, hopes and frustrations.