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The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose Hardcover – 31 Oct 2006

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  • 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: 2,312,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Format: Paperback
I disagree with the previous reviewers comments about the end of this book not being complete, I feel that it just left me wanting more - which is what a good book is all about isn't it? In my opinion this is Mary Hooper's best book to date. As the saying goes, "I couldn't put it down"! I found myself lost in the trials and tribulations of Eliza's life, and it always makes such a refreshing change to read something about the way life used to be, instead of the angst of the modern day teenager. More please, Mary!
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Having read the Sugared Plum books and Megan 1 and 2 I have a lot of respect for Mary Hooper as an author, but the plot line in Eliza Rose was the stuff of trashy novels. Yes it did have plenty of reference to real historical characters, and conveyed some of the sense of what it was like to live in those times - which is why I gave it two stars - but ultimately it was a shallow romantic novel with a highly implausible plot and a "hero" completely devoid of any substance. If you want to see how to handle an essentially similar plot superbly try Georgette Heyer "These Old Shades". It was also considerably more "bawdy" than the other novels I've read (not really surprising with Charles II and Nell Gwyn). Although sexual references weren't explicit it's not really a book for a younger audience. Sorry Ms Hooper. Not one of your best.
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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 kindle). Well written, exciting and with some amazing twists and turns this book is one you cannot put down, unless you need to eat or drink.
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A Kid's Review on 28 Aug. 2009
Format: Paperback
London, 1670, Fifteen year old Eliza Rose is thrown into prison for stealing a pasty. She is rescued by a brash scrubby women known as Old Ma Gwyn, but her relief soon turns to horror when she discovers what her new benefactress has in mind for her. Eliza has come to the city to find her father and a place to call home but fate seems to be conspiring against her.

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
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This fantastic book can be read over and over again! It is filled with romance, hard-ship of life in the reign of Charles II but also the up-sides with touches of humuor thrown in for good measure! Featuring the lovable character of Eliza Rose and her numerous jobs, 'a mermaid', a highway man's moll and an innocent orange seller. Even Nell Gwyn herself plays a vital role in Eliza's life and becomes her best friend and even Charles II makes his appearances! This book is charming with a heart warming ending! A thoroughly great book!
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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. Rather too many references to courtesans using words that would create uproar from parents and Governors so no good for that!! Great read for early secondary pupils though.
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Ok, so you have read Mary Hooper's previous historical novels (At the Sign of the Sugared Plum & Petals in the Ashes) and now you want more. If that is the case, then I can promise you the 'The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose' won't disappoint. Yes, the setting of London in 1670 may well be dirty, smelly and downiright detestable, but at least you get the straight facts and knowledge of what it really was like to be a pretty young maiden in the Stuart era.

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!
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A Kid's Review on 14 Jun. 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is just phenomonal. It portrayes a perfect picture of 17th Century London, with a gripping storyline, following 15 yr old Eliza Rose who is on a mission to find her real parents. Mary Hooper is definately my favourite author by far. She is a very diverse author. Other books of hers to check out are: Megan 1.2.3, Amy, Holly, At the sign of the sugar plum and petals in the ashes.
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