Sapphire Battersea

Sapphire Battersea

Book rating: 04 Paperback Hetty Feather

By (author) Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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  • Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 32mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 6 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0440869277
  • ISBN 13: 9780440869276
  • Illustrations note: B+W throughout
  • Sales rank: 8,593

Product description

Hetty Feather is a Foundling Hospital girl and was given her name when she was left there as a baby. When she is reunited with her mother, she hopes her beautiful new name, Sapphire Battersea, will also mean a new life! But things don'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 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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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

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By tricia 15 Sep 2012 4

this book is exhilerating and edge of the seat good........i thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to everyone between the agess of 11 and 13....i would give this book 9/10.....but remember to read hetty feather first...i understood it all but i thought it would be better to read hetty feather because so it is more like a triolgy then

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"As wise, warm and deliciously readable as ever" Daily Express

Back cover copy

Come and marvel at the curiosities within! SAPPHIRE BATTERSEA Maid of All Work (formerly known as Hetty Feather) JEM Her Childhood Sweetheart IDA Her Beloved Mother MRS BRISKETT The Formidable Housekeeper BERTIE The Butcher's Boy MADAME BERENICE Link to the Spirit World FANTASTIC FREDA The Female Giant EMERALD The Amazing Mermaid A TALE OF FRIENDSHIP, FIRST LOVE AND LOSS . . . YOU WON'T BELIEVE YOUR EYES!