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At last! She wowed us with her tales of Tudor times. Now Mary Hooper gives us World War I. A young parlourmaid’s story of secret love and the soldiers gone to war. A must-read in this centenary year. Poppy is young, beautiful and clever – and working as a parlourmaid. Society has already carved out her destiny. She’ll spend her life scrubbing on her knees. But fate is about to be knocked sideways in the de Vere family’s grand country house. The first reason: Poppy is in love. With someone forbidden, who could never marry a girl like her. The second reason: war. Poppy is willing to risk everything to help the injured soldiers. Yet all the while, she knows her own soldier may never come back home…

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Bloomsbury Childrens

Date published

May 8th, 2014

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AR book level: 6.4; Middle years plus; 10.0 points




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