The Diamond Girls

The Diamond Girls

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Dixie is the youngest of the Diamond family. She and her sisters, dreamy Martine, glamorous Rochelle and tough Jude, could hardly be more different from each other but their Mum's tried to teach them the value of sticking together. Now, Mum's expecting yet another baby and she's convinced this one's a boy. Time to move to a bigger place, she insists, and the girls scarcely have time to protest before they find themselves at their new house. It's rough, dilapidated and filthy and before they've even unpacked the furniture, Mum goes into labour! By the time Mum comes home with the new baby, Jude's been in a fight, Rochelle's found a new boyfriend and Martine's stormed off. Only Dixie stays loyally by Mum's side - so only Dixie spots her secret - Another slice of realistic contemporary life, from the UK's most popular children's author.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 055255376X
  • 9780552553766
  • 1,457,722

About Jacqueline Wilson

JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. THE ILLUSTRATED MUM was chosen as British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for DOUBLE ACT, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. Jacqueline was awarded an OBE in 2002. * 'A brilliant young writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES * 'Hugely popular with seven to ten year olds: she should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emtional issues' BOOKSELLERshow more

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This book is yet another fantastic contribution from Jacqueline Wilson: as always it is a straightforward read with challenging content. - Bookseller; 'A brilliant young writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES; 'Hugely popular with seven to ten year olds: 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' BOOKSELLERshow more

Back cover copy

'You're all my favourite Diamond girls,' said Mum. 'Little sparkling gems, the lot of you...' Dixie, Rochelle, Jude and Martine - the Diamond girls! They might sound like a girl band but these sisters' lives are anything but glamorous. They've moved into a terrible house on a run-down estate and after barely five minutes Rochelle's flirting, Jude's fighting and Martine's storming off. Even though Dixie's the youngest, she's desperate to get the house fixed up before Mum comes home with her new baby. Will the Diamond girls pull together in time for the first Diamond boy? 'A compelling mix of gritty realism and warmth where the chaos is largely redeemed by love' - Independent 'Wilson writes with such humour and affection for her characters that this book is full of unexpected joy' - Daily Mailshow more

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4,428 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
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4 30% (1,343)
3 32% (1,422)
2 10% (444)
1 3% (124)
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