The Lottie Project

“Hi! I’m Charlie (Don’t call me Charlotte – ever!). History is boring, right? Wrong! The Victorians weren’t all deadly dull and drippy. Lottie certainly isn’t.”

For a school history project, Charlie starts writing the diary of Lottie, a Victorian serving girl. Lottie shares Charlie’s real name, Charlotte, and is also eleven, but that’s where the similarities seem to end. Unlike Charlie, Lottie has to work to help her mum support their big, poor family. It seems a million miles from Charlie’s life – until Mum loses her job. Suddenly Charlie sees how much she can learn from Lottie’s hardships and struggles. For a start, Lottie would definitely know what to do about Mum’s dreadful boyfriend and his wimpy son! Jacqueline Wilson delivers another winner with this thought-provoking tale of two girls who share similar problems but live in different times.

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  • As usual, Jacqueline brings a touch of magic and learning to all her books.

    I love learning about the Victorians!

    28 March 2016

  • We were learning about victorians at school and this certainly was great for it!

    9 March 2014

  • This book is a bit boring but it was ok.

    9 March 2014

  • This is my favorite book by Jacqueline Wilson

    8 March 2014

  • Very interesting and fun

    8 March 2014

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    Jacqueline Wilson

    Former Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson is one of the UK’s best-known living children’s authors.


    Jacqueline has won loads of awards, including the prestigious Children’s Laureate 2005-2007, two British Book Awards Children’s Books of the Year for Girls in Tears and The Illustrated Mum, and the Guardian prize for The Illustrated Mum. In a poll to find the Nation’s Favourite Children’s Book Double Act was voted 10th and was the only contemporary title in the top ten.

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