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    DescriptionVelvet is a laundress in a Victorian steam laundry. With both her mother and father dead, she is an orphan and has to rely upon her own wits to make a living. The laundry's work is back-breaking and Velvet is desperate to create a better life for herself. Then Velvet is noticed by Madame Savoya, a famed medium, who asks Velvet to come to work for her. Velvet is dazzled at first by the young yet beautifully dressed and bejewelled Madame. But soon Velvet realises that Madame Savoya is not all that she says she is, and Velvet's very life is in danger ...A romantic and thrillingly exciting new novel from an acclaimed and much loved historical writer for teens.


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    Title
    Velvet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Hooper
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 365 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747599210
    ISBN 10: 0747599211
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC subject category V2: YFT
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AN
    BIC E4L: F11+, HIS
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    DC22: 823.92
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013050, JUV016040
    BIC subject category V2: 5AN
    Thema V1.0: YXF, YFT, YFN
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    05 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mary Hooper is a very popular writer for children and young adults. Her brilliant historical novels have a huge fan base, as do her contemporary novels for teenagers. At The Sign of the Sugared Plum was selected as part of the 2010 Booked Up scheme and Fallen Grace has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2011. Mary lives in Henley-on-Thames.
    Review quote
    Hooper's storylines pack a 21st-century punch ... Historical fiction worthy of the genre -- Amanda Foreman New York Times Praise for Velvet: Powerfully plotted ... almost a teen version of Sarah Waters' Affinity with a bit of Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather thrown in Independent on Sunday Praise for Fallen Grace: 'By any standards, an exceptional novel ... the gift for taking historical situations and making them emotionally engaging is far too rare ... after six historical novels, this one is Hooper's breakthrough and its characterisation, plotting and atmosphere are first-rate and deserve prizes ... Not since Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke has there been such a gorgeous evocation of Victorian life - or so satisfying a conclusion' Amanda Craig, The Times 'This wonderfully atmospheric story, set in Victorian London, will draw in teenage girls with its blend of sadness, hardship and redemption ... A sensitive and tautly-plotted novel, intelligently told' Daily Mail