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When Josie goes to stay with her cousin Edith, she's glad to be starting a new life away from the shame that has haunted her family since her brother refused to fight in the war. But Edith's friends keep teasing a shy classmate, and when the bullying gets out of hand, Josie faces a dilemma: if she takes a stand, will Edith tell everyone her secret?
Andie dreams of becoming an artist. Her best paintings are inspired by the moon, and she's excited to watch the first moon landing. She loves staying in Chelsea, with its fashion, music and art galleries. There's even a real artist living in the flat downstairs. But does Andie dare to show him her work - or might it shatter her dreams? This book was previously published as Historical House: Andie's Moon.
Lizzie loves plants, and her biggest wish is to be a gardener, a bold choice for a Victorian girl. When her strict stepfather sends her to stay with relatives in London, Lizzie misses her country garden and struggles with her new life of stiff manners and formal pastimes. Lizzie lives for the daily letters from her mother, until suddenly, the letters stop. Can Lizzie find the courage to stand up to her stepfather, and to follow her dreams? Set in Victorian London, Girls with Courage is a beautifully-crafted tale of hope and ambition.
Cecily is enchanted when she meets photographer Rosalind, and soon longs to learn more about this art of the future and become a famous photographer herself. Believing Rosalind to be the perfect match for her widowed father, Cecily conspires to unite the pair, but her father's friend keeps spoiling her plans. Will Cecily's dreams ever come true? Set in Victorian London, Girls behind the Camera is a beautifully crafted tale of hope and ambition.
Mary Ann dreams of becoming an opera singer, and she's thrilled when the famous child prodigy Mozart performs in Chelsea. But suddenly Mary Ann is told that she must leave her Boarding School for Young Ladies, and her singing dreams are shattered. Distraught, she comes up with a plan to stay at school, oblivious to the danger it will put her in...