At the Sign of the Sugared Plum
By Mary Hooper
(Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Hardcover, 9781582348490, 200pp.)
Publication Date: August 2003
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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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 began writing about 20 years ago, often short stories for women's and teen magazines. She now focuses solely on books. She won the North East Book Award (UK) for her YA novel, Megan. She is also the author of Amy. Mary lives in Eversley Cross, England.