Hetty Feather is a Foundling Hospital girl and was given her name when she was left there as a baby by her mother. But she always longed to be called Sapphire, after her sapphire-blue eyes. When she is reunited with her mother, she hopes her new name, Sapphire Battersea, will also mean a new life! But life doesn't always go as planned...
A fascinating, funny and moving Victorian-era novel featuring Hetty Feather. Hetty Feather is a Foundling Hospital girl and was given her name when she was left there as a baby by her mother. But she always longed to be called Sapphire, after her sapphire-blue eyes. When she is reunited with her mother, she hopes her new name, Sapphire Battersea, will also mean a new life! But life doesn't always go as planned...Follow the twists and turns of Hetty's adventure as she goes out to work as a maid for a wealthy man. She longs to be reunited with her childhood sweetheart Jem - but also finds a new sweetheart, Bertie the butcher's boy, who whisks her away from her household chores to experience the delights of the funfair! But Hetty's life may also take a darker path. Can she cope with the trials ahead?
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"A brilliant Victorian-era novel featuring Hetty Feather. Jacqueline Wilson is a fabulous storyteller and girls over the age of nine will absolutely love her writing" -- Stacia Briggs Norwich Evening News 20111123 "Wilson's latest book, illustrated by Nick Sharratt, is as wise, warm and deliciously readable as ever" -- Emma Lee-Potter Daily Express 20111202 "Sapphire Battersea doesn't disappoint. It follows Hetty Feather through a name change a reunion with her mother and a new life of work" Sunday Express 20111204 "Plucky Sapphire (formerly Hetty) goes out to earn her keep, fuelled by Wilson's class rage and carnivorous sense of yearning" -- Kitty Empire Guardian Children's Book website 20111207 "Set in London in the 1870s, this sequel to Hetty Feather is a wonderfully evocative and original historical novel" -- Bellanightshade girliegossip.com 20111214
About Jacqueline Wilson
JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade. 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES 'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER.
Sapphire Battersea by Jacqueline Wilson
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Random House Children's Publishers UK
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