Hi! I'm Charlie (DON'T call me Charlotte - ever!). History is boring, right? Wrong! The Victorians weren't all deadly dull and drippy. Lottie certainly isn't. She's eleven - like me - but she's left school and has a job as a nursery maid. Her life is really hard, just work work work, but I bet she'd know what to do about my mum's awful boyfriend and his wimpy little son. I bet she wouldn't mess it all up like I do . . .
Wilson deserves her popularity - even the most resistant page-turner would find this difficult to put down
The trick of writing as a child is not easy to pull off, but Wilson does it triumphantly
Her latest vivid, superbly observed story of real life
Games & activities
Dress up as the feisty and laugh-out-loud funny Tracy Beaker from Jacqueline Wilson’s well-loved books, using this easy DIY costume hack.
Get your pens and paper ready - it's time to learn how to draw Victorian heroine Hetty Feather with illustrator Nick Sharratt.