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From the beloved children’s author of Hetty Feather, Tracy Beaker and Rose Rivers.

Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent.

Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and fourteen-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory to support her family.

She struggles to get along with her other workers, who think she’s snobby and stuck up.

But Opal idolises Mrs Roberts, the factory’s beautiful, dignified owner. The best thing about Mrs Roberts?

She’s a suffragette!

Opal’s world is opened to Mrs Pankhurst, and the fight to give women the right to vote.

And when Opal meets Morgan, Mrs Roberts’ handsome son , and heir to Fairy Glen- she believes she’s found her soulmate.

But the First World War is about to begin, and will change Opal’s life for ever.

A brilliantly gripping wartime story from the bestselling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.

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Corgi Childrens

Date published

June 4th, 2015




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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  1. foreverdogs
    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. cupcake5
    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. twinsarehardwork12
    on 23 February 2015

    I loved this book! It was funny and heartbreaking!

    5out of 5