'At the Sign of the Sugared Plum' was one of the surprises of 2003. Mary Hooper tried her hand at something completely new and thrilled everyone with her vivid and utterly convincing picture of London in the grip of the plague. What made this book so good was how she wrapped a piece of history in a sugary sweet parcel... In 'Petals in the Ashes' Hannah returns to London.' The Bookseller, Jan 2004
About the Author
Mary Hooper is a hugely popular writer for young adults. Her other books for Bloomsbury include 'Amy', 'Holly' and the ever popular 'Megan' series, now rejacketed and a trilogy, for which Mary won the North Eastern Book Award for 'Megan 2'. Mary is very much in demand for her events at literary festivals and schools. She lives in Eversley Cross, Hampshire.