This book is for a wide audience who have an interest in outstanding people.It will appeal to those with a love of history, the world of entertainment, the theatre and medicine.With the sociological conditions of the poor in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The education of the poor by Jessie Reid Crosby, she introduced breakfast in school for the children in 1904 and the involvement of parents.Dame Rose Heilbron, born in Liverpool, the first woman to win silk, the first to win in a murder case, the first woman recorder, the first woman to sit at the Old Bailey.Dame May Whitty, the first actress to be knighted, one of the founders of the actors union. Felicia Dorothea Hemans, poet who composed Casabianca commonly known as The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck. She was admired by Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron. Ethel Austin, founder of the Ethel Austin chain of clothes shops in 1934. At the start of her business she lived in a poor area of Liverpool with three children under the age of five years, her husband was tram cat driver.Josephine Elizabeth Butler, born in 1828, William Gladstones reaction to Josephine when they met in 1872 was:Josephine was greatest of all Victorian women, greater than Florence Nightingale, for she was alone among her contemporise who appreciated the problem of womens place in society in its most fundamental terms.Agnes Elizabeth Jones, born in Ireland in 1832, she was asked by Florence Nightingale if she would take over the running of the infirmary at the Liverpool Workhouse in 1865. Writing on the 4 February 1867, Agnes wrote:I some times wonder if there is a worse place on earth, but I never regret coming and I never wish to give it up.