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Factory Girl: A Victorian Match Girl is the forty-fifth entry in the My Story series by Scholastic UK. The book was written by Pamela Oldfield, her third for the series. It was published in January 2011. The book was preceded by Sue Reid's The Fall of the Blade and followed by Jim Eldridge's Dodger!.

Book description[]

"It's 1888. Florence works as a match girl, in dangerous factory conditions. There's talk of a strike, but striking means no work... and no pay.
Meanwhile, a young journalist is keen to hear Florence's story–women have never gone on strike before! But is he just stirring up trouble to sell newspapers...?


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of Factory Girl characters


Main article: Pamela Oldfield


  • The illustration on the cover of Factory Girl was done by artist Richard Jones.


See also[]

My Story

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies

1st relaunch

Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | Dodger!
No Way Back | Wartime Princess | London Stories | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run

2nd relaunch

Codename Céline

3rd relaunch

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan | Ignatius Sancho | Princess Sophia Duleep Singh | Mary Prince

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote!

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