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Sapphire Battersea (Hetty Feather) [Hardcover]

Jacqueline Wilson , Nick Sharratt
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)

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Book Description

29 Sep 2011 Hetty Feather (Book 2)

A fascinating, funny and moving Victorian-era novel featuring Hetty Feather.

Hetty Feather is a Foundling Hospital girl and was given her name when she was left there as a baby by her mother. But she always longed to be called Sapphire, after her sapphire-blue eyes. When she is reunited with her mother, she hopes her new name, Sapphire Battersea, will also mean a new life! But life doesn't always go as planned...

Follow the twists and turns of Hetty's adventure as she goes out to work as a maid for a wealthy man. She longs to be reunited with her childhood sweetheart Jem - but also finds a new sweetheart, Bertie the butcher's boy, who whisks her away from her household chores to experience the delights of the funfair!

But Hetty's life may also take a darker path. Can she cope with the trials ahead?



Product details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Childrens (29 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385618921
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385618922
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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"Hetty Feather is the most compelling tale Wilson has told... [Wilson is] a brilliant writer of wit and subtlety."--The Times

"Hugely popular with seven to ten year olds: she should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance."--Independent on Sunday

"[Wilson] has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues."--Bookseller

Book Description

A fascinating, funny and moving Victorian-era novel featuring Hetty Feather.

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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing follow on from Hetty Feather 6 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book, shows how Hetty (Sapphire) can be sad, angry, happy and excited. I thought that parts of the book was really sad, which I didn't really expect. If you wanted to buy this, but haven't read Hetty Feather, I don't really think it matters, as it describes bits of her past etc. I thought that the book was just the right lenght. Compared to some of the other reviews, I don't mind waiting for the third book, as I think it will be worth the wait. I loved Hetty Feather and I love this. Even if you aren't an avid Jacqueline Wilson fan, like I am you should still love and enjoy this book. Overall this was a great read, and I would recommend it to about 9-13 year olds.Can't wait for the next one!! :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much loved books by my 13 year old daughter 27 Jan 2013
By Rebecca
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bought this for my daughter who is a big fan of Jaccqueline Wilson along with the other 2 books in the set. She loves them has read them over and over,brilliant!!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm addicted to this book! 11 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover
I really liked the first Hetty Feather book so I just HAD to buy this, and let's just say I defo didn't waste my money! This book is amazing! The storyline is very well written and the cover is beautiful! The only thing is when you take of the amazingly decorated dust cover there is a rather dull cover underneath, no pictures or anything , but that is seriously the only flaw. The story had me hooked, I finished it in a day, despite the fact that it's a fairly big book. If you like Jacqueline Wilson etc, I reccomend you buy this phenominal book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review Of Sapphire Battersea 28 Oct 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Sapphire Battersea in the second book in the Hetty Feather series, and one of my favourite books this year.

I would recommend this book for children 9 and up and for any keen Jacky Wilson fan. You don't have to be a Jacqueline Wilson mega fan to love this book though. Most of her books are about family and break ups and problems. But this book is based in Victorian times.

If I had to describe Sapphire Battersea in one word, I would say... Thrilling. It's gripping and exciting and truly enjoyable.

I won't spoil anything, but I can tell you that Miss Sapphire Battersea definitely goes on a very long and tough journey to find true happiness...

Hope you buy it because this book is awesome!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 23 May 2012
By Best Crime Books TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
My niece loves the Jaqueline WIlson books and this was one she hadn't read. When she realised it was an audiobook I can honestlys ay I dont think she was that impressed. However, when she realised that I could download it onto my MP3 player and she could 'borrow' it, she was more than happy. I realised after around 20 minutes I hadn't heard a peep out of her and when I tried to get her attention I was duly ignored! I took this as a good sign and thought no more of it. Having never listened to an audio story on a book I started listening out of curiosity once my niece had finished. What I didn't realise is that I would get caught up in this tale of Sapphire Battersea. The story itself is lovely and although not always what you expect as there are highs as well as lows, it truly captures the imagination. WHen I sat down and talked it over with my neice, we both agreed that we will look forward and buy the final part in the trilogy. Whether being listened to as an audio book or read, this was a great read/listen and I would reccommend. I ended up enjoying it myself as did my neice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping story and excellent recording 1 Jan 2012
By Ms. R. L. A. Amelan VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
What an interesting children's book. It is not at all like the kind of literature I read when I was in Jackie Wilson's target audience, which is more years ago than I care to remember.

I knew that she was an extremely popular author but I also understood that she was someone who wrote about quite "pertinent" topics which rather made me gasp. Not at all like C.S. Lewis or Enid Blyton. I was therefore interested in what this CD reading might yield.

Sapphire Battersea is the second of a trilogy concerning Hetty Feather, a foundling girl who grows up in large orphanage at the turn of the century. In it, Jackie Wilson wraps nothing up and has clearly done her research. She makes it perfectly clear how certain people viewed children born out of wedlock and that Hetty would be destined for a life of service where she would have few rights and be treated and considered in the same way as we might regard a washing machine. If she protested, then she would be considered ungrateful.

Hetty's mother appears in the book. Firstly, she is found secretly working at the foundling hospital and she returns later on also. Hetty manages to make her way through the deprivations her upbringing to enter service under the watchful eye of Mrs. Brisket who works for Mr. Buchanan, a nasty monkey-like man whom I personally hated! During her time there, she acquires a sweetheart in the shape of the butcher's boy and also ends up attending a séance! I thought that the latter made unusual material for a children's story but it was dealt with well and such things were a part of Edwardian life.

The tale continues at a considerable pace and there is an excellent portrayal of life at the time.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Grand-daughter's view from New Zealand 12 Nov 2011
Format:Hardcover
The book was great and I really enjoyed it.It is a fine sequel to Hetty Feather [and there is still one more in the series to come!].It is yet another of the amazing Jacqueline Wilson's work.The book was very exciting and I could not put it down. I recommend it to any 8 to 13 year old.You can enjoy this book even if you have not read Hetty Feather. I look forward to the next one. Samantha.
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