- Hardcover: 334 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (31 Oct. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1582348545
- ISBN-13: 978-1582348544
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3 x 20.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,538,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose Hardcover – 31 Oct 2006
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From the Back Cover
An atmospheric historical novel that follows in the footsteps of
'At the Sign of the Sugared Plum' and 'Petals in the Ashes'
Eliza is ousted by her new stepmother from her family and finally makes her
way to London - only to be thrown straight into prison for stealing a
mouthful of bread. At this point Eliza's life takes some remarkable twists
as she learns to survive the sordid prison life, is rescued by a woman she
has never met before pretending to be her aunt - but for what exactly? -
and befriends Nell Gwynn who introduces her to the courtly intrigue,
politics and glamour of the court of King Charles. And then Eliza finds out
about her true background....
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Mary Hooper is a very popular writer for children and young adults. Mary's brilliant historical novels, At the House of the Magician, By Royal Command, At the Sign of the Sugared Plum, Petals in the Ashes and The Extraordinary Life and Times of Eliza Rose have a huge fan base, as do her contemporary novels for teenagers. Mary is very much in demand for her events at literary festivals and schools. She lives in England. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
From Orange selller, to ladysmaid and highwaymans moll, she will take on many guises, btu will she find out what she yearns to know- where she truly belongs?
This was a very enjoyable book, with an excellent story line, I would have never guessed what would have happened if I didnt read ahead (bad habit of mine). Mary Hooper is an excelletn author. For once Iam going to talk about the cover: it so pretty! I think it us a bit vague 'coz the girl has brown hair instead of black
Now for the storyline: Eliza Rose from Somerset is sent to Clink Prison in 1670 for stealing a pasty. However, Clink is dirty, unhygienic and there is always the possibility of catching Prison Fever and dying a slow and painful death. Fortunately for Eliza, she is rescued by the most unlikely hero: Old Ma Gwyn. In fact, Old Ma Gwyn was a real person and all the references to her are based on fact. From there, Eliza meets and becomes firm friends with Ma Gwyn's daughter, the famous mistress of Charles II named Nell Gwyn. Now that is the irrrestible storyline, I will leave you to find out the rest...
This book is great not only for enjoyment and satisfaction but for the knowledge that you get from it about the Stuart traditions and ways of life. So read Eliza Rose's story today and (this sounds cheesey but...) don't delay!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very well written letting you know how it was during that time. Enjoyable read.Published 6 months ago by JoanieSy
My daughter 11 years old loved this book, and it has given her an appetite for historyPublished 6 months ago by MCurie
Ordered this hoping to use it in Guided Reading as we cover this period of history in Year 5 and thought this would help with empathy. Read morePublished on 20 April 2013 by Nicoletta
The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza RoseFrom the Prologue to the end as usual books by Mary Hooper grip you from start to finish and you cannot wait to turn the page (even on a... Read morePublished on 9 Oct. 2012 by Roadblock
My daughter brought home a book from school, which was Mary Hoopers Velvet. I picked it up and could not put it down, loved it so I brought this book and the same, brilliant i've... Read morePublished on 16 Mar. 2012 by heidi lou
I took this book out from the library and couldn't put it down; since then I've been trying to find it to buy. Read morePublished on 6 Sept. 2011 by Isabel
Eliza Rose is a really good book and even when the book ended I wanted to read more about this girl and her life. She was born high. Read morePublished on 8 Mar. 2011 by Ralph D
Eliza's story is a fictionalised tale told through the third person, which allowed me to also get to know the other characters in the book besides herself. Read morePublished on 29 Oct. 2010 by Judith Hill
I reviewed this book for the publishers (I believe it's on a website somewhere) and I really quite enjoyed it - yes, it is a little shallow, etc, but as long as it is not taken... Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2009 by Rachel G