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Mary Hooper - Édességek ​kicsiny boltja
Az ​utcákon tyúkok, malacok, kutyák, macskák szaladgálnak, árusok kínálják portékáikat, trágyadombok, eldobált hulladék, sikátorok, nyüzsgő sokaság, hintók, díszes ruhákat viselő hölgyek és urak, sár, temetést játszó gyerekek, gazemberek karóra tűzött fejei, ezt látja Hannah, aki nővéréhez érkezik a fővárosba, 1665 nyarán. Nővérének, Sarahnak kis édességboltja van, ahol elkél a segítség, azonban mire Hannah odaér, felüti fejét a rettegett betegség. Mary Hooper könyvének feszültségét ez a kettősség adja: miközben a főszereplő kamaszlány szemével figyeljük a zsibongó várost, s átéljük Hannah fiatalságának minden izgatottságát, lelkesültségét, amit az új hely, egy másfajta életmód kínál számára, aközben ott settenkedik a félelmetes ragály, és lépésről lépésre közeledik feléjük. A testvérek eleinte bizakodók, remélik, hogy a pestis távol marad az ő körzetüktől. Lefoglalja őket az édességek készítése, árusítása, apró kis gondjaik, Hannaht pedig a város fölfedezése és egy bontakozó szerelem. Azonban egyre gyakrabban hallják a lélekharang zúgását, és egyre közelebb oson hozzájuk a halál, míg egy nap már az ő utcájukat is eléri. A vesztegzár alá vont városból elmenekülni csak a nagyon gazdagok számára leheteséges, csak ők képesek megvenni a távozásukhoz szükséges méregdrága egészséglevelet. A történet végén Hannah és Sarah már-már krimibe illő módon mégis kijut Londonból, és mi bízunk benne, hogy nem vitték magukkal a gyilkos kórt.

Mary Hooper - Szirmok ​a hamuban
Hannah ​és a nővére, Sarah, hamis egészséglevéllel elmenekülnek a pestis sújtotta Londonból, ahonnan a kis Grace-t is sikerül kimenekíteniük. Vidéken átélt kalandjaik után Hannah - ezúttal húga, Anne társaságában - visszatér Londonba, ahol már elmúlt a járványveszély. Azt azonban senki sem sejti, hogy még nagyobb megpróbáltatás vár rájuk: 1666-os nagy londoni tűzvész. Hannah rátalál elveszettnek hitt kedvesére, de hamarosan szem elől tévesztik egymást, amikor felcsapnak a lángok körülöttük. Vajon sikerül-e a bátor leányoknak elmenekülniük a tűz fogságából, a nagyváros romjai közül, és egymásra találnak-e a szerelmesek?

Mary Hooper - Poppy ​in the Field
When ​Poppy learns that the love of her life, Freddie de Vere, is to marry someone else, she knows her heart will break. Devastated, she volunteers her nursing skills overseas to take her away from the painful reminders at home. But things are about to get much worse for Poppy. The journey to the hospital in Flanders is full of horrors, and when she arrives it is to find a spiteful ward Sister and unfriendly nurses. Despite her loneliness and homesickness, the dangers of frontline warfare soon make her forget her own troubles and Poppy finds that comfort for a broken heart can be found in the most unexpected places. Brilliantly researched and inspired by real-life events, big and small, Poppy in the Field is a story about the forgotten bravery of women on the front line, told through the eyes of a young woman determined to play her part.

Mary Hooper - Poppy
Poppy ​is young, beautiful and clever – and working as a parlourmaid in the de Vere family's country house. Society, it seems, has already carved out her destiny. But Poppy's life is about to be thrown dramatically off course. The first reason is love – with someone forbidden, who could never, ever marry a girl like her. The second reason is war. As the lists of the dead and wounded grow longer, Poppy must do whatever she can to help the injured soldiers, knowing all the while that her own soldier may never return home . . .

Mary Hooper - Newes ​from the Dead
It ​is 1650 and a baby lies raw and cold, dead before it even drew breath. A young servant girl, terrified and alone, is accused of its murder and sent to the gallows. Protesting her innocence in the chill air of a December morning, Anne Green is hanged. Moments later her lifeless body is lifted down from the scaffold and carried to the College of Physicians for brutal dissection. But as Anne’s corpse lies on the table and the doctors assemble, a strange rattle is heard in her throat. Against all the odds, could she still be alive?

Mary Hooper - By ​Royal Command
Lucy ​has become a firm fixture in the household of Dr Dee, court magician and consultant to Queen Elizabeth. In return for saving the queen’s life, Lucy has been told that she is to work as a spy for Her Grace and that she is to remain where she is and await further instruction…And then Lucy hears ghostly cries in the house. Convinced that the doctor and his shady companion, Mr Kelly, are planning some new deception, Lucy sets out to uncover the magician’s dark secrets.

Theresa Breslin - Melvin Burgess - Berlie Doherty - Anne Fine - Adèle Geras - Mary Hooper - Rowena House - Sally Nicholls - Matt Whyman - War ​Girls
1914: ​war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the same again for those caught up in the conflict. This collection of short stories explores how the First World War changed and shaped the lives of women forever. A courageous nurse risks her life at the Front Line; a young woman discovers independence and intrigue in wartime London; and a grief-stricken widow defends her homeland amidst the destruction of war. Through these and other tales, some of today's leading writers for young people present moving portraits of loss and grief, and of hope overcoming terrible odds.

Mary Hooper - Totenmädchen
"Oxford, ​im Jahre 1650: Namhafte Mediziner und junge Studenten versammeln sich im Haus des Apothekers Clarke, um die Sezierung einre Leiche beizuwohnen – der der 16-Jährige Anne Green, die wegen Kindestötung zum Tode verurteilt worden war. In Warhheit wurde Anne vom Neffen ihres Dienstherrn verführt und dann sitzengelassen – doch die Wahrheit hatte vor Gericht niemand hören wollen. Stunden nach Annes Tod ist der junge Student Robert der erste, der es wahrnimmt: Annes Augenlider flattern. Sollte das Mädchen, das noch auf dem Scahfott ihre Unschuld beteuert hatte, den Strang überlebt haben? Eine wahre Geschichte – packend, mitreißend und zutiefst bewegend!"

Mary Hooper - Teuflische ​Maskerade
England ​gegen Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts. Lucy ist immer noch als Dienstmädchen bei Dr. Dee, dem Zauberer der Königin Elizabeth I., angestellt. Und zu ihrer großen Freude hat dieser beschlossen, mit seinem ganzen Haushalt für einige Monate dem Hof hinterher nach London zu ziehen. Lucy kann es kaum erwarten, die aufregende große Stadt kennenzulernen und dort endlich Tomas wiederzusehen. Denn undercover soll Lucy unter Tomas' Anleitung weiterhin für die Königin als Spionin tätig sein, schließlich wimmelt es am Hof immer noch von gefährlichen Verschwörern, die der Königin nach dem Leben trachten. Wer ist zum Beispiel die hübsche junge Hofdame, mit der Tomas sich so gut zu verstehen scheint? Treibt sie ein falsches Spiel oder ist Lucy bloß eifersüchtig?

Mary Hooper - The ​Betrayal
In ​this final volume, Lucy is asked to continue her work on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I. And her romance with Tomas, the queen's fool, seems to be flourishing - or it is until Mistress Juliette, the new lady-in-waiting, arrives and Tomas pays her far too much attention for Lucy's liking. But then Lucy realises that Juliette is telling lies and is not what she appears to be. Lucy fears for the safety of the queen as there are always supporters of Mary, Queen of Scots who are willing to risk all. How will Lucy convince Tomas of her fears when he just teases her and tells her that she is simply jealous? Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Mary Hooper - The ​Fever and the Flame
This ​work includes two tales following the remarkable life of a girl in London in the tumultuous years of the Great Plague and the Great Fire. Hannah is excited as she is about to embark upon her first ever trip to London to help her sister in her shop 'The Sugared Plum', making sweetmeats for the gentry. She does not, however, get the reception she expected from her sister Sarah. Instead of giving Hannah a hearty welcome, Sarah is horrified that Hannah did not get her message to stay away - the Plague is taking hold of London. In the second of these stories, Hannah returns to her beloved London to re-open the sweetmeats shop with younger sister Anne. Londoners are reeling from the plague epidemic of the previous year, but Hannah and Anne are keen to start enjoying everything the bustling city has to offer. But this is 1666, and it has been prophesised that terrible things will happen, and on Pudding Lane, flames are raging through the bakery Based on meticulous research, Mary Hooper evokes with complete mastery the sights, sounds and terror of a London gripped firstly by the shocking and gruesome plague, and then by the ferocious and terrible fire.

Mary Hooper - Petals ​in the Ashes
This ​gripping account of London's Great Fire of 1666 is a worthy companion to At the Sign of the Sugared Plum. Only one year after the city suffered such terrible losses during the Plague, London is recovering and Hannah convinces her parents that, with her younger sister Anne's help, she can return to the city and manage the sweetmeats shop on her own. The girls are thrilled to be back in London, and Hannah even finds her old beau, Tom, alive and well and working for a magician. But her newfound happiness is short-lived as fires begin to spring up around the city and quickly move closer to their shop. Finally, Hannah and Anne are forced to abandon their home to save their lives. When the fires have abated, the girls return to find their shop in ruins. They also find Tom, beaten and injured after being chased by a mob that blamed the magician for starting the fire. Despite their losses, Hannah is sure that one day she will rebuild her shop and once again trade under the sign of the sugared plum.

Mary Hooper - Fallen ​Grace
Grace ​Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing. Having given birth to an illegitimate child, she has travelled to the famed Brookwood Cemetery to place her small infant's body in a rich lady's coffin. Following the advice of a kindly midwife, this is the only way that Grace can think of to give something at least to the little baby that died at birth, and to avoid the ignominy of a pauper's grave. Distraught and weeping, Grace meets two people at the cemetery: Mrs Unwin and James Solent. These two characters will have a profound affect upon Grace's life. But Grace doesn't know that yet. For now, she has to suppress her grief and get on with the business of living: scraping together enough pennies selling watercress for rent and food; looking after her older sister, who is incapable of caring for herself; thwarting the manipulative and conscience-free Unwin family who are as capable of running a lucrative funeral business as they are of defrauding a young woman of her fortune. This is a stunning evocation of life in Victorian London, with vivid and accurate depictions of the deprivation that the truly poor suffered, to the unthinking luxuries enjoyed by the rich, all bound up with a pacy and thrilling plot as Grace races to unravel the fraud that is about to be perpetrated against her and her sister.

Mary Hooper - At ​The Sign Of The Sugared Plum
It ​is 1665 and Hannah is full of excitement at the prospect of her first trip to London. She is going to help her sister, Sarah, in her candy shop, 'The Sugared Plum'. But Hannah does not get the welcoming reception she expected from her sister, because the Plague is taking hold of London. However, Hannah is determined to stay and together the two young women face the worst-with the possibility of their own demise, growing ever closer. But through it all they persevere with the support of their neighbors and each other. And at last, they find hope in a daring attempt to escape the city.

Mary Hooper - In ​königlichem Auftrag
England ​gegen Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts. Offiziell ist Lucy Dienstmädchen im Haus von Dr. Dee, dem Zauberer der Königin Elizabeth I. Aber heimlich hat sie noch eine zweite Aufgabe, seit sie eine gefährliche Intrige aufgedeckt und dadurch der Königin das Leben gerettet hat. Als Spionin Ihrer Majestät soll sie Ausschau halten nach etwaigen Verrätern. Lucy kann es kaum erwarten, dass Tom, der attraktive Hofnarr der Königin, ihr endlich den genauen Auftrag mitteilt. Da hört sie rätselhafte Schreie, die irgendwo aus den Kellern von Dr. Dees Haus kommen müssen ...

Mary Hooper - The ​Disgrace of Kitty Grey
Kitty ​is living a happy, carefree life as a dairymaid in the countryside. The grand family she is employed by looks after her well, and she loves her trade, caring for the gentle cows and working in the cool, calm dairy. And then, of course, there is Will, the river man who she thinks is very fond of her, and indeed she is of him. Surely he will ask her to marry him soon? Then one day disaster strikes: Will disappears. Kitty is first worried and then furious. She fears that Will has only been leading her on all this time, and has now gone to London to make his fortune, forgetting about her completely. So when Kitty is asked to go to London to pick up a copy of Pride and Prejudice, the latest novel by the very fashionable Jane Austen, Kitty leaps at the chance to track down Will. But Kitty has no idea how vast London is, and how careful she must be. It is barely a moment before eagle-eyed pickpockets have spotted the country-born-and-bred Kitty and relieved her of her money and belongings. Dauntingly fast, she has lost her only means of returning home and must face the terrifying prospect of stealing in order to survive - and of being named a thief...

Mary Hooper - Im ​Haus des Zauberers
England ​gegen Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts. Lucy findet eine Anstellung als Dienstmädchen bei Dr. Dee, dem Zauberer und persönlichen magischen Berater von Königin Elisabeth. Fasziniert beobachtet sie die geheimnisvollen Experimente und Zeremonien, bis sie eines Tages einem schrecklichen Geheimnis auf die Spur kommt, das die Königin in höchste Gefahr bringt…

Mary Hooper - Velvet
Velvet ​is a laundress in a Victorian steam laundry. With both her mother and father dead, she is an orphan and has to rely upon her own wits to make a living. The laundry's work is back-breaking and Velvet is desperate to create a better life for herself. Then Velvet is noticed by Madame Savoya, a famed medium, who asks Velvet to come to work for her. Velvet is dazzled at first by the young yet beautifully dressed and bejewelled Madame. But soon Velvet realises that Madame Savoya is not all that she says she is, and Velvet's very life is in danger...

Mary Hooper - Eliza ​Rose
Mary ​Hooper nem csak szülőhazájában tartozik a legnépszerűbb ifjúsági írók közé: az Édességek kicsiny boltja és folytatása, a Szirmok a hamuban egycsapásra meghódította a magyar olvasók szívét is. Legújabb regénye, az Eliza Rose ismét a XVII. századi Londonba kalauzolja olvasóit, ezúttal azonban az is kiderül, hogy a korabeli élet nem csupán az előző könyveiben bemutatott pestis és a tűzvész borzalmairól szólt, hanem a szórakozásból is jócskán kijutott legalábbis a kiváltságosoknak. Eliza, a fiatal falusi lány rövid idő alatt megismeri a főváros mocskát, a királyi udvar szemfényvesztő csillogását, a színházi élet frivolságát, s megtapasztalja, hogy Londonban semmi sem az, aminek látszik. Ő azonban bár egyik hihetetlen kalandból a másik ha csöppen megőrzi tartását, s a könyv végére nem csak az igaz szerelmet találja meg, hanem származásának homályos titkára is fény derül... Akárcsak korábbi regényeiben, Hooper az Eliza Rose-ban is bizonyítja, milyen kiváló hangulatfestő képességgel rendelkezik, a rettenetes börtönkörülmények vagy a királyi udvar pompája szinte a szemünk láttára elevenedik meg, izgalmas időutazásra invitálva a romantikus történelmi históriák kedvelőit.

Mary Hooper - At ​the House of the Magician
Lucy ​dreams of being a maid in one of the houses of the gentry - anything to get her closer to the queen and further from her drunken father. By an odd twist of fate, she finds employment at the house of Dr Dee, court magician and consultant to Elizabeth I. Lucy is intrigued by the mysterious work of the doctor and his dark associate, Mr Kelly. She can’t resist poking her nose in, especially if it means catching a glimpse of the queen. But she learns more than she bargained for, and discovers a terrible secret that she must convey to Her Grace at all costs.

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