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Diamond (Hetty Feather Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Jacqueline Wilson , Nick Sharratt
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (374 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Diamond wasn’t always a star. Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate daughter - and a bitter disappointment.

Discovering an extraordinary gift for acrobatics, Diamond uses her talent to earn a few pennies, but brings shame on her family. When a mysterious, cruel-eyed stranger spots her performing, Diamond is sold - and is taken to become an acrobat at Tanglefield’s Travelling Circus.

The crowds adore Diamond, but life behind the velvet curtains is far from glamorous. Her wicked master forces Diamond to attempt ever more daring tricks, until she is terrified to step into the ring. But there are true friends to be found, too: the gentle Mister Marvel; the kindly Madame Adeline; and the glorious Emerald Star, Tanglefield’s brand-new ringmaster, and Diamond’s heroine.

When life at the circus becomes too dangerous to bear any longer, what will the future hold for Diamond? And will her beloved Emerald be a part of it?

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"She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance." --Independent on Sunday "Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues." --Bookseller


'Fans will love it.' (The Bookseller)

'A master storyteller.' (The Good Book Guide)

'[Wilson] should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance.' (The Independent on Sunday)

'Jacqueline Wilson is second to none when it comes to writing heartwarming stories with feisty heroines.' (The Daily Express)

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2994 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0440869862
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital (26 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (374 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,893 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jacqueline Wilson is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. The Illustrated Mum was chosen as British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for Double Act, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. In June 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was made a Dame.

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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating Story 17 Oct. 2013
By L. Sears TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My daughter (age 10) asked me to buy this book on her behalf, using birthday money. As she's a huge fan of Jacqueline Wilson, I knew it was a good buy for her.

She was completely captivated by Diamond's often tragic story, and devoured the book in just a handful of days.

JW books aren't always suitable for younger girls, as they can be a bit too street smart or take them into the realms of teenagerdom and all the scary issues that girls of that age often face.

Diamond isn't like that; it's perfect for younger girls. And while it may feature often tragic scenarios like death, rejection and abandonment, there's also lots of fun and happy occasions to take the pain away.

I'd recommended this for pre-teen fans of Jacqueline Wilson.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The little girl with a big story to tell 4 Nov. 2013
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Diamond, who is also known as Ellen-Jane, is sold to the circus by her father in disgrace. Life at the circus is very tough, and her master, Beppo the clown, is not making it any easier for her. A very kind lady named Madame Adeline (those who have read the other books in the series will know her) is warm-hearted and cheers little Diamond up quickly. Diamond is only eight years of age, and yet she is expected to perform numerous amounts of somersaults.

Hetty Feather comes to visit the circus. Madame Adeline is delighted and Diamond enjoys her company too. Not a long time later, Hetty joins the circus and lifts the spirits of many. But when Mr Tanglefiend, the circus leader, begins to make plans for the future, can the acts' careers change? What will the girls decide to do when they can't take it anymore?

This story spins you through the good and the bad times and sets you laughing with the main character, or giving her sympathy. Jacqueline Wilson continues with the wonderful Hetty Feather series, only now it is Diamond speaking in first person!

A most beautiful tale and to read this, it would be helpful to read the three books before this in the series. This is a truly stunning story for book lovers. I hope another book comes out after this one relating to Diamond as her journey is still to be continued.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diamond 10 Nov. 2013
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Amazing book I love it it is so interesting and I hope to read what happens next I recommend to any one that likes to snuggle up with a good book Hetty and Diamond are greater than any characters
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 10 Nov. 2013
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I loved the book and hearing about Hetty again I hope that there will be more about the two girls. I think girls around the again of 12 to 15 would enjoy this book
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good 21 Oct. 2013
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It was really good and I liked hearing about diamond as well as hetty but it just stoped quite suddenly and it's a cliffhanger. I would have given it five stars if it had gone on a little longer but the rest was really good and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes the other hetty feather books.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good 10 Nov. 2013
By destiny
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very good book 5 stars definitely I really enjoyed reading this book and I felt so sorry for some of the characters it made me feel part of the book
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diamond is amazing 26 Sept. 2013
By Soffia
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Diamond is an amazing book! It's about a little girl called Ellen-Jane, and Ellen-Jane tries to earn money by walking on her hands and like a crab. But then her father sells her to a circus man and the man changes her name to Diamond....

You may think that 'Hetty Feather' hasn't come, as the book says 'from the life of Hetty Feather'. Don't worry, she does come along! Diamond is such a good book, I could not even put it down.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diamond by Jacqueline Wilson 7 Nov. 2013
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This was a great book with great a explanation of circus life it was definitely as good as all her other books !!!!! :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Diamond
A wonderful book. I really loved it. I love all the Hetty Feather books they are the best book s ever!
Published 7 days ago by Patricia Padley
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I love Jacqueline Wilson books even if technically I am to old for them. I tend to go back to these books if I want an emotional and girly read. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Kimmy Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Really want to know turn the next pages of the book
This book was one of those book that you have got to get in to .once you do you love it
Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 26 days ago by mrs s. roach
5.0 out of 5 stars fab book
Fab book daughter really enjoyed it
Published 27 days ago by tracy brennan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My little girl loves this authors books and she is enjoying this at the moment
Published 28 days ago by vindoggle
5.0 out of 5 stars DIAMOND
This book was very good and I loved it. I enjoyed to whole of
the series.Just to say there definitely has to be a book five!!!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Sav
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book
It was very detailed and one of the best books I've read. I'm looking forward to hearing more about Hetty and Diamond and what their future will be like. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lorna Bloor
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good.
I really liked it just because the storyline was really good. I think people who like adventure and/ or sad stories, this is perfect.
Published 1 month ago by booklover479
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book she said
Wow what can I say, ordered Friday came Saturday morning, daughter read it already.... Brilliant book she said,, highly recommands it
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