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Poppy is young, beautiful and clever - and working as a parlourmaid in the de Vere family's country house. Society, it seems, has already carved out her destiny.

But Poppy's life is about to be thrown dramatically off course. The first reason is love - with someone forbidden, who could never, ever marry a girl like her. The second reason is war.

As the lists of the dead and wounded grow longer, Poppy must do whatever she can to help the injured soldiers, knowing all the while that her own soldier may never return home . . .
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 235g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 140882762X
  • 9781408827628
  • 57,130

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Mary Hooper is one of our finest writers of historical romance -- Amanda Craig * The Times * Mary Hooper's storylines pack a 21st-century punch . . . historical fiction worthy of the genre -- Amanda Foreman * New York Times * Mary Hooper's historical novels are some of the best I have ever read * The Book Bug * When it comes to YA Historical Fiction Mary Hooper reigns supreme * Luna's Little Library * An exceptional novel . . . 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 * Praise for FALLEN GRACE, The Times * Romance, intrigue and period detail weave their magic together in this dark and dazzling tale * Praise for VELVET, TBK magazine * 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 * Praise for THE DISGRACE OF KITTY GREY, Daily Mail * Richly atmospheric, romantic and thrilling, Hooper just gets better and better * Praise for THE DISGRACE OF KITTY GREY, Bookseller * Superb . . . Hooper is a wise and charming writer * Praise for THE DISGRACE OF KITTY GREY, Literary Review *
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About Mary Hooper

Mary Hooper is a very popular writer for children and young adults. Her 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. Poppy won the Young Quills Award for Historical Fiction 2015. Mary lives in Henley-on-Thames.
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Rating details

424 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 23% (99)
4 36% (151)
3 34% (145)
2 5% (22)
1 2% (7)
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