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The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries: Drama and Danger: New for 2022, a mystery-filled detective story for children, perfect for fans of Robin Stevens!: Book 1

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In the end, the characters get on extremely well together and both characters were needed in the process. The girls meet up and decide to track down this mysterious figure, becoming involved in the abolitionist movement and the unlawful seizure of Black people from the streets of London to be sent to the Caribbean as slaves. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. One of the most important events is the large incident eight at the beginning of the story; this is what most of the detective work is based on.

One thing that sets "The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries" apart from other books in the genre is its ability to appeal to a wide range of readers. Praise for The Week Junior Children’s Book of the Year: Breakthrough Award:“What a joyful, heartstopping, theatrical whirlwind of a book”“Everything about this beamed magnificence and made my heart soar”“Its originality and freshness comes from the way that real history and historical characters are cleverly incorporated into the story, putting Black history firmly at the centre.Her skin was deep brown, almost as dark as mine, and the tight curls of her hair were gathered up in a bun on top of her head.

The background of Georgian London is skilfully depicted, with its coffee houses, dirty streets, and areas now populated but then, like Hampstead Heath, real country. Despite slavery being abolished, unfortunately black people were still being captured and sent overseas as slaves and I found this part of the story eye-opening but interesting to learn about as it is not an aspect in our history that I am familiar with. For all ebook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing HarperCollins username and password.Set in late eighteenth century London Drama and Danger is full of mystery with a hint of Hamilton style and Bridgerton fashion but it is inspired by true Black British historical figures. Packed with atmosphere and charged with tension, this is a hugely enjoyable mystery set in the dangerous Georgian era. We would recommend using the book Black and British: An Illustrated History by David Olusoga alongside this text. Before children can watch the play, a mysterious and tragic incident occurs to the star of the show - Ignatius Sancho - and a mysterious note is discovered.

I assumed that there would be no mention of racism whatsoever, as the book started so lighthearted (minus Ignatius’s injury), but it does, and in good detail. Williams has taken two real young people who lived in Georgian London and woven an exciting tale of mystery and danger around them. She is passionate about storytelling to give voice to those rarely heard and walks the city to uncover its secrets.The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries: Drama and Danger: New for 2022, a mystery-filled detective story for children, perfect for fans of Robin Stevens! The next instalment The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries: Portraits and Poisoning is coming soon and I cannot wait to read it. This is a four-session Spelling Seed for the book The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries: Drama and Danger by J T Williams. I think that the reason the author wrote this book was to spread the word about Black history, because Lizzie is part of a proud African family, and the slave trade was one of the main themes. Children are launched into the world of Georgian London and follow the burgeoning friendship and investigation of Lizzie and Belle who are determined to solve this mystery.

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