The Ratcatcher’s Daughter

by RUSHBY, Pamela

Australian: No
Published: 2014 by Angus & Robertson
Level: Middle Years (6-9)

Historical

It's the 1900s. Thirteen-year-old Issy McKelvie leaves school and starts her first job, very reluctantly, as a maid in an undertaking establishment. She thinks this is about as low as you can go. But there's worse to come. Issy becomes an unwilling rat-catcher when the plague ‘the Black Death” arrives in Australia

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