Opal Plumstead is published in hardback by Doubleday Childens at £12.99
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Jacqueline Wilson celebrates her 100th book, Opal Plumstead
This is a brilliantly gripping new story from the bestselling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.
Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university
are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and fourteen-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet
factory to support her family.
Opal struggles to get along with the other workers, who think her snobby and stuck-up. But Opal idolises Mrs Roberts,
the factory’s beautiful, dignified owner, who introduces Opal to the legendary Mrs Pankhurst and her fellow Suffragettes.
And when Opal meets Morgan — Mrs Roberts’ handsome son, and the heir to Fairy Glen — she believes she has found her soulmate.
But the First World War is about to begin, and will change Opal’s life for ever.
Jacqueline Wilson will sign copies of her books, but only those bought at the event will be signed.
Dame Jacqueline Wilson discussed her 100th book (and her 101st and 102nd) with Sarah Montague on Today on Monday 6 October. Listen here.