A Flat Iron for a Farthing

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A Flat Iron for a Farthing (1872) is a book by Juliana Horatia Ewing (1842-1885) and consists of childhood reminiscences of the only child of a widowed father. It was one of the author's most popular books.

Title page from a 1926 edition of the book. Click on image to enlarge.


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