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A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE CHILDHOOD OF THE MERENCOURT WOMEN TO THAT OF THE CHILDREN OF TODAY

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Blog | 4 comments

Whilst writing the story of “Marguerite,” it crossed my mind to wonder just how fortunate are the children of the 21st century, relative to those of a bygone age? These days, a child’s place within the family is celebrated by parents who strive to structure their time and resources around an offspring’s needs and desires.   During the 19th century, a girl such as Marguerite spent a sheltered childhood almost entirely isolated from the outside world, and was expected to conform to a restricted lifestyle. Unlike this far-from-usual girl,...

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