Author(s): Jacqueline Wilson
I don't want to do a boring old project. Who wants to be like everyone else? I'm doing a diaryÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¦ Hi! I'm Charlie (DON'T call me Charlotte - ever!). History is boring, rightW Wrong! The Victorians weren't all deadly dull and drippy. Lottie certainly isn't. She's eleven - like me - but she's left school and has a job as a nursery maid. Her life is really hard, just work work work, but I bet she'd know what to do about my mum's awful boyfriend and his wimpy little son. I bet she wouldn't mess it all up like I do...
Jacqueline Wilson has won both the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for her past work.
Shortlisted for Children's Book Award: Short Novel Category 1998.
" Wilson creatively reshapes [heroine] Charlie's own experiences to depict the plight of a girl living 100 years earlier, thus adding new dimension to Charlie's perceptions while offering intriguing period particulars." -- "Publishers Weekly," Starred
" Charlie's creative writing is a gentle endorsement for using one's imagination to work through problems. Readers will empathize with many of the situations Charlie copes with." -- "The Horn Book Magazine"
"From the Hardcover edition."