8 August 2013

"This is definitely a book young people in their teens will find very rewarding"

A review of Pomp and Circumstances by Hazel Ward, a former school teacher

The Review
"I so enjoyed the way Sue Hampton sets the young lives of James, his sister Faith, Olly and Hema against the pomp of William and Kate’s royal wedding. The circumstances they find themselves in and the decisions they take on this day shape and drive the novel. They have to deal with loss, take responsibility, dare to be different, take control, and try new boy/girl relationships. All the characters live in their own right, yet gently weave different cultures, class and gender together. Even their parents are vivid and the adult world full of humour. This is definitely a book young people in their teens will find very rewarding – even those well out of their teens!"
Hazel Ward (Former school teacher)
 
About the book
On Royal Wedding Day, James is in no mood for romance after a disastrous date. But somewhere in the crowd celebrating at Hyde Park is a girl from a different background and postcode who could change his world. For five young Londoners, one day will bring panic, grief, conflict and risks worth taking.
Sue Hampton is the author of 'Pomp and Circumstances' and the soon-to-be-released 'Aliens and Angels: Three Stories For Christmas'
 

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