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It’s 1953, the year Elizabeth is to be crowned Queen of England. Elsie Kettle can't wait to go to London to see the celebrations on Coronation Day. Elsie lives with her Nan – her mum works as a showgirl, so she's not around very often. Spirited and imaginative, but often lonely, Elsie longs for a best friend. Luckily, she and Nan are very close; Elsie just wishes she was allowed a cat to keep her company sometimes.
Then tragedy strikes. Nan and Elsie both fall ill, and Elsie finds herself whisked away to the children's ward of the hospital. Confined to bed for months on end, Elsie finds it very hard to adapt to the hospital's strict regime. But she invents astonishing ways of entertaining the other children on the ward, and for the first time finds herself surrounded by true friends – including Queenie, the hospital's majestic white cat.
Finally, Elsie is well enough to leave hospital. But before she does, she has one very special, very unexpected visitor ...
©2013 Jacqueline Wilson (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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By Michael on 05-25-13

Great!

My 9 year old daughter loves this audiobook and has listened to it over and over gain. She is a fan of Jaqueline Wilson and previously wouldn't listen to one of her audiobooks unless it was narrated by the author. Finty Williams has changed her mind - this is definitely her favourite by far.

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By Jedi on 12-14-16

Queenie

I am 11 and I love it !👏 But it does get a bit sad and strang somtimes I hope you like it to🐈

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By Steve on 04-02-15

Fantastic !! And touching !!!

The book was read extremely well by Finty Williams but the book it's self was very touching at some parts I really sunk in and pictured the story !!

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By sarah courtnage on 05-21-16

delightful story

we throughly enjoyed this story, a well read captivating historical interesting and at times funny tale of Elsie's time in hospital with T.B.

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