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Product description

Even better than Hetty! Trademark Jacky set in London just before the First World War. Meet your new heroine: Opal Plumstead. Plain but fiercely smart, she dreams of winning a university scholarship. But when her dad is sent to prison, she’s forced to start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory instead. The other workers despise her. (Too brainy.) But Mrs Roberts, the factory’s elegant owner, introduces Opal to the famous Mrs Pankhurst and her Suffragettes. And then Opal meets her soulmate – Morgan, the handsome heir to Fairy Glen. But will her joy be thwarted by war?

Product Details






Corgi Childrens

Date published

June 4th, 2015



UK edition


Jacqueline Wilson

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Nick Sharratt

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  1. Amelia
    on 22 November 2016


    I read the book and it was really sad and meaningful. I really recommend that you should read this book. It is about Opal's dad who is in prison beacause he wanted to please his family but it meant making a crime. It is also about Opal's love, Morgan who dies in the end because of the 2nd world war by a sniper.

    5out of 5

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What kids think

  1. Lion 113522

    on 16 April 2016

    Amazingly good however some bits are sad but some are happy as well. It is quite long but is a truly amazing book as I have already said. I highly recommend this book, especially to Jacqueline Wilson fans like me!!! Read this book.📚

    5out of 5
  2. Ef owl thumb 8

    on 7 April 2015

    it was a very good book and i did not want to put it down although it is quiet long but it is worth reading. Some bits are sad and some are happy. it can be confusing as well. but i still would give it at least four stars

    4out of 5
  3. Evie 113313

    on 23 February 2015

    I loved this book! It was funny and heartbreaking!

    5out of 5