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Discover the extraordinary lives of the inspiring girls who have lived throughout history at 6 Chelsea Walk.

Mary Ann’s greatest wish is to become an opera singer, and she’s thrilled when the famous child prodigy Mozart comes to perform in Chelsea. But through a sudden twist of fate, 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…

An enchanting story of dreams and determination, set in the enthralling world of eighteenth century London.

This book was previously published as "Historical House: Mary Ann and Miss Mozart".

Book information

Key Stage
KS2/3 E
ISBN: 9781474954952
Extent: 176 pages
Dimensions: 198 x 130mm

Author information

Ann Turnbull

Ann Turnbull was born in Hertford during World War II. She knew from the age of ten that she wanted to be a writer and has written more than 25 books for children, including Pigeon Summer, which was shortlisted for the Smarties Book Prize. She is married with two children and now lives in the West Midlands with her husband and her tabby cat, Claude.

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