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Diamond wasn't always a star. Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate daughter - and a bitter disappointment.

Discovering she has an extraordinary gift for acrobatics, Diamond uses her talent to earn a few pennies, but brings shame on her family. Then a mysterious, cruel-eyed stranger spots her performing, and makes a deal with her father. Diamond is sold for five guineas, and is taken to become an acrobat at Tanglefield's Travelling Circus.

The crowds adore Diamond, but life behind the velvet curtains is far from glamorous. Her wicked master forces Diamond to attempt ever more daring and dangerous tricks, until she is terrified to step into the ring. But there are true friends to be found at the circus, too.

©2013 Jacqueline Wilson (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Brilliant!

We have loved listening to the Hetty Feather series... Diamond was as good as Hetty feather, Sapphire battersy, and Emerald star. There's got to be one more still left, surely!

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Great story

This is such a great story but really sad too. Diamond has to go through a lot as a child.

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I love the book and the author.

Really great emotive writing, my daughter had tears in her eyes at one point. She loves this author and the different types of books she creates. She loves the Hetty feather series.