Victorian Workhouse: The Diary of Edith Lorrimer, also known as Workhouse, is a My Story book written by Pamela Oldfield. It was Oldfield's second book for the series. The book was first published in September 2004, and reissued in November 2008 and February 2015.
- "Thursday 26th January
I was shown the laundry—a vast noisy sunless room full of steam and the sharp smell of soapsuds. I counted seven women slaving over the large tubs where the clothes are washed, their reddened faces shiny with sweat even in this weather... Condensation ran down the windows and pooled on the floor. Heavy wooden racks are pulled up and down from the high ceiling and the sheets and clothes are draped over them and hoisted up to the ceiling from where they drip on the unfortunates toiling beneath. No doubt Rosie takes her turn in here. Just to think of it filled my eyes with tears. What a terrible existence."
- "It's January 1871 when Edith, the sheltered daughter of a wealthy widow, pays her first eventful visit to the workhouse for the poor. There she meets Rosie, a rebellious, quick-tempered orphan who is always getting into trouble. Edith soon finds herself drawn into Rosie's wild schemes and both their lives are never the same again..."
- Main article: List of Victorian Workhouse characters
- Main article: Pamela Oldfield