My Secret Diary

My Secret Diary

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A wonderfully written and engaging teenage memoir: read all about Jacqueline's problems with her family, her first love, her school life and her friends. Read extracts from her real diaries and the stories she wrote as a teenager; learn all about the music and books she loved, her troubled school life and her parents' difficult relationship. Written in Jacqueline's usual and inimitable style, this will be fascinating reading for her fans, and for anyone who's interested in what life in the UK was like in the fifties and sixties.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 200g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B+W illustrations and photos t/o
  • 0552561568
  • 9780552561563
  • 85,619

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"Liberally sprinkled with the tiny black and white photos of the time, this is a fascinating insight into the growing pains of a much loved and respected writer" * The School Librarian * "Wonderfully written and engaging" * Lincolnshire Free Press * "A fascinating peep into the real Ms Wilson" * Newbury Weekly News *show more

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.show more

Review Text

"Wonderfully written and engaging"show more

Back cover copy

Have you ever wondered what Jacqueline Wilson was like as a teenager? Did she have crushes on boys, argue with her parents and get embarrassed at school? Was teen life fifty years ago very different from today? Read this totally engaging memoir to discover the innermost thoughts and feelings of fourteen-year-old Jacqueline, later to become Britain's best-loved children's author. As compelling as any of her novels, it includes extracts from her own real diary and original photos of Jacqueline and her friends! 'Literary superstar' Independentshow more

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1,017 ratings
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2 11% (112)
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