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Opal Plumstead

Opal Plumstead

Wilson, Jacqueline, author; Sharratt, Nick, illustrator

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 14-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory to support her family. Opal struggles to get along with the other workers, who think her snobby and stuck-up. But she idolises Mrs Roberts, the factory's beautiful, dignified owner, who introduces her to the legendary Mrs Pankhurst and her fellow Suffragettes. And when Opal meets Morgan - Mrs Roberts' handsome son, and the heir to Fairy Glen - she believes she has found her soulmate. But the First World War is about to begin, and will change Opal's life for ever

Paperback, Book. English. Historical fiction. Historical. Children's stories. Fiction 9+.
Published London: Corgi, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt
ISBN: 0552574015, 9780552574013
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2014.
Physical Description: 519 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Great Britain History George V, 1910-1936 Juvenile fiction.