Velvet (Google eBook)

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A&C Black, Sep 5, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
21 Reviews
Velvet is a laundress in a Victorian steam laundry. With both her mother and father dead, she is an orphan and has to rely upon her own wits to make a living. The laundry's work is back-breaking and Velvet is desperate to create a better life for herself. Then Velvet is noticed by Madame Savoya, a famed medium, who asks Velvet to come to work for her. Velvet is dazzled at first by the young yet beautifully dressed and bejewelled Madame. But soon Velvet realises that Madame Savoya is not all that she says she is, and Velvet's very life is in danger . . .

A romantic and thrillingly exciting new novel from an acclaimed and much loved historical writer for teens.
  

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User Review  - Lea - Goodreads

Never before have I been so frustrated with a character! The main character, Velvet, is very idiotic; when the obvious truth is smacking her in the face, she will completely deny it when it's very ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katie Joiner - Goodreads

Rarely have I become so impatient with a character so quickly; very infrequently have I found fault with the arc of plot, the names of the characters, and the characters themselves all at once. Yet ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
14
Chapter Three
28
Chapter Four
44
Chapter Six
65
Madame Savoyas First Private Sitting
75
Madame Savoyas First Private Sitting
100
Madame Savoyas First Private Sitting
125
Madame Savoyas Second Private Sitting
175
Chapter Eleven
182
Madame Savoyas Second Private Sitting
192
Chapter Twelve
201
Madame Savoyas Third Private Sitting
212
Chapter Thirteen
218
Madame Savoyas Third Private Sitting
231
Madame Savoyas Third Private Sitting
243

Madame Savoyas Second Private Sitting
151

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About the author (2011)

Mary Hooper is a very popular writer for children and young adults. Her brilliant 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 and Fallen Grace has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2011. Mary lives in Henley-on-Thames.

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