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A&C Black, Sep 5, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
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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  - Heather - Goodreads

I've picked this book up a few times in bookstores but never actually brought myself to buy it. While I love my paranormal in fictions, mediums just don't sit well with me. On the subject of mediums I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Abi - Goodreads

Velvet is a book about a young girl called, well Velvet, who lives orphan less and works in steam laundry. As she works there she attracts the attention of the glamorous Madame Savoya who tries to ... Read full review


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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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