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Letter for April

Dear Everyone, I’m very excited about my new book Dancing the Charleston.  It’s published on 18th April – and I’ll be doing a little private dance myself in celebration.  Nick Sharratt has done his usual brilliant illustrations, getting every character exactly right.  I’m so lucky that he’s always happy to illustrate my books.  Do you like copying his drawings?  I sometimes have a go myself.  I can do a passable Tracy Beaker &nda…

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Latest Book

Dancing the Charleston

A brand new Jacqueline Wilson novel, full of glitz and glamour! Are you ready to trip the light fantastic with Mona? 

In a little cottage on the edge of the grand Somerset Estate, Mona lives with her aunt - a dressmaker to the lady of the house. 

Even though Mona never knew her mother and father, she knows Aunty tries to give her the best life she can.

When Lady Somerset dies and a new member of the family inherits the house, life changes drastically for Mona.

Suddenly she’s invited to dazzling balls, dines on delicious food and plays with wild new friends. But with these changes come secrets that Mona can’t dance away from. . .

A fantastic stand-alone historical novel, perfect for fans of Hetty Feather and Wave Me Goodbye!

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Book of the Month

Opal Plumstead

Opal Plumstead

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.

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Waterstones: A morning with Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline will discuss her career and brand new book, Dancing the Charleston and there will be an opportunity to ask questions

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