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My Secret Diary

UK Publisher: Random House Children's Books

A wonderfully written and engaging memoir of Jacqueline Wilson’s life as a teenager – her problems with her family, first love, her school life and her friends. Read extracts from her real secret teenage diaries and the stories she wrote as a teenager, to build up a fascinating picture of a real teenager and her inner life.

Covering issues as diverse as the songs she danced to and the way she created beehive hairdos to her troubled school life and her parents’ problematic relationship. This follows on from the massive success of Jacky Daydream, her first memoir. Written in Jacqueline’s usual and inimitable style, this will be fascinating reading for her fans, and for anyone who’s interested in life in the UK in the Fifties and Sixties.

In 1960, you’d spend hours listening to records in your local store. Now, you’d spend hours listening to music online.

In 1960 you’d learn all the steps to the latest dances.
Now, you just make up your own moves.

In 1960, you’d wear stiff petticoats and dancing shoes. Now you’d wear jeans and trainers.
But girls always have and always will have crushes on boys, argue with their parents, get embarrassed at school, want to stay out with their friends, and spend hours fixing their hair.
A wonderfully written and engaging memoir of life as a teenager. Includes original photos of Jacqueline and her friends.