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This review is from: Hetty Feather (Paperback)
We bought this out of historical interest initially as we live near Coram Fields, the site of the Foundling Hospital where Hetty grew up. We read it as a bedtime story to our (then) six year old and he loved it. Hetty is a wonderful heroine; resilient, resourceful, impetuous and brave. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing and the vocabulary as I had heard some negative comments from parents about this author. I gather some reviewers feel her books can be a bit repetitive but this was the first we had read and the description of poverty stricken childhood in Victorian London was fascinating to my son (who is generally only moved by Star Wars!). We have subsequently read the two sequels and loved them both.