Poppy (#1)

Author(s): Mary Hooper

Young Adult Fiction

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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A sweeping, romantic, heartbreaking novel set against the backdrop of World War I

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

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. Mary lives in Henley-on-Thames. www.maryhooper.co.uk

General Fields

  • : 9781408827628
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Childrens
  • : February 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : 288
  • : Mary Hooper
  • : Mary Hooper
  • : 823.92
  • : 823.92
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 514
  • : 514
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback