The brilliant newbook from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson, set in the children’s ward of a1950s hospital.
It’s 1953, the yearElizabeth is to be crowned Queen of England. Elsie Kettle can’t wait to go toLondon to see the celebrations on Coronation Day. Spirited and imaginative, butoften lonely, Elsie longs for a best friend.
Then tragedystrikes. Elsie falls ill with tuberculosis, and finds herself whisked away tothe children’s ward of the hospital. Confined to bed for months on end, Elsiefinds it very hard to adapt to the hospital’s strict regime. But she inventsastonishing ways of entertaining the other children on the ward, and for thefirst time finds herself surrounded by true friends – including Queenie, thehospital’s majestic white cat.
Finally, Elsie iswell enough to leave hospital. But before she does, she has one very special,very unexpected visitor…
By JacquelineWilson, multi award-winning author