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The must-have new Victorian novel from best-selling, much-loved children's author Jacqueline Wilson.

Victorian London, 1851. Queen Victoria is on the throne, and the Great Exhibition is about to open! 

Lucy Locket lives with her father, the New Mother and the New Baby. They sent away her beloved nurse and replaced her with a horrid governess. Lucy desperately wants someone to be kind to her and to have some fun - there's very little of that in her house. 

Kitty Fisher is a street performer who earns tin for her supper by tumbling. She has always lived on the street and on her wits, with only the kind Gaffer to help her. But now Gaffer is gone, and Kitty is all alone. 

When Lucy runs away from home, Kitty shows Lucy how to survive - where to find the best picnic leftovers in the park and which trees makes the best beds. Lucy learns quickly and shows Kitty her own skills - befriending families to get free meals and singing beautiful melodies for the crowds. 

But the streets of Victorian London are dangerous, and soon the girls find themselves under threat from thieves - and even worse, the workhouse!

©2021 Jacqueline Wilson (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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REALY GOOD

Great book! Would recommend it to children ages 8-12. 4 stars! Loved well done jqacklen

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Exceptional

I love this book I listen to this on a night and it really helps me get to skeep. There are some sad parts but also many parts that make me smile. I recommend this book to all JW fans. It is very entertaining and calming although it does contain adventure and mischief. I really love this book! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


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A story about a troubled young girl who learns to survive with another young girl who has lived on the streets her whole life. In each others company, they have adventures and get into mischief but always find a way to escape.

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LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE

Me and my mum enjoyed this so much it was great for car journeys!!! We were very fond of the characters and found it AMAZING!!😱🤩😍

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The runaway girls!

Really great story! The plot was great and reader was amazing. Hope to read more amazing content by jacky! I will definitely read way more from jacky

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SUPER GOOD

the narrator is amazing lots of expression and it sounds like a proper girl not a stuck up Victorian “ young lady” the storyline is good too highly recommend to ages 9-12 SO BUY IT ITS SOO GOOD