Saturday, 23 January 2010

The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding

This is a post written by Daisy Locket and I'm very jealous that she's writing this post as this is one of my all time favourite books ever! So I'll pass you over to Daisy for her guest post.

The Diamond of Drury Lane is one of my favourite books as well.

This book is about a girl called Cat Royal she is about 12 or 13. She has lived in Theatre Royal in Drury lane since she was about 2 or 3. When she was younger she was found by a man called Mr Sheridan. The story was set in 1790 some of the scenes are set on the streets of London. There are lots of characters these are all of the good ones Cat, Johnny, Syd who lives in Convent Garden, Pedro who comes to the theatre,Frank the Duke of Avon's son,Lizzie the Duke of Avon's daughter, Nick Syd's best friend and these are some of the bad ones Marzi-pain, Billy Shepherd and his gang.This a great book I loved it I hope you like my post
Daisy x

I would give this book a 10/10


  1. Well done Daisy! You've done really well to read such a long book and I love your review - so what's next? Mummy xxxx

  2. What a great first review, Daisy! I'm going to have to hunt out that book for my Minx.

    Can't wait to see what you read next! Well done :o)


  3. This is a great review Daisy. Sometimes I prefer to read books for slightly younger people and this looks like a great one to choose. Thanks for the recommendation! Emma x

  4. What a brilliant review - it's obvious you really enjoyed this book. It's a new one to me, so I shall recommend it to my little girl - she's 7, do you think she'd like it?

  5. I'm with Silverpebble here - I prefer reading 'children's books'. They are so much more well written (that sounds like bad grammar, is it?) and not nearly so heavy going. Any book with a character in it called Marzi-pain gets my vote. I'm off to Amazon right now to order it! Thanks for the review - this blog is going to be really helpful for me - you can both sort out the wheat from the chaff so to speak!

  6. Bargain! It's only £2.76 (which includes postage) from Amazon!

  7. That sounds like a great story and you obviously enjoyed it Daisy. Great review!

  8. Hello Daisy and Dot!
    This blog is such a great idea! I've really enjoyed reading all the reviews and am very tempted to read a lot of the books.
    Have you read The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall? If not, I really recommend it. It's set during World War II and takes place on Tyneside, so a lot of the places will be familiar to you.
    Can't wait to see what you read next!

  9. This sounds like such a good story, I've written down the title and am going to look out for it. Thanks for the review! x