The Crystal Palace



Book information
Author Frances Mary Hendry
Series My Story
Publishers Scholastic UK
Publication date April 20, 2001[1] (1st)
January 4, 2010[2] (2nd)
Pages 192
ISBN 9780439997393
Book in series 3
Preceded by Voyage on the Great Titanic
Followed by Blitz

The Crystal Palace is an entry in the My Story series. It was written by Frances Mary Hendry. The book was published by Scholastic UK in April 2001 and reissued in January 2010 as Young Nanny.

Book descriptionEdit

"17th April, 1850
The Crystal Palace is more wonderful every time we go, with coloured light everywhere, so airy and delicate, but strong. Not like a house, solid and heavy and shadowy, solid to the ground. Like being inside a diamond it is, or a fairy palace. Master has made a miracle, everybody says so. And as for the exhibits inside, there are more and more every day, 10,000 they say. We saw French and Belgian lace and English embroidery today, so fine the Queen can't have better—shawls and baby gowns and waistcoats, and Irish double damask tablecloths with shimmering ferns and flowers woven in. I was near crying with pure delight it was all so lovely.

"It's 1850. Unexpectedly promoted from housemaid to be the new baby's nanny, young Lily hopes her diary will protect her and her friends from nasty little Edgar's malice. But when a valuable watch is stolen during a visit to the Crystal Palace, Edgar finds himself in desperate trouble–and only Lily can save him..."



Main article: List of The Crystal Palace characters


Main article: France Mary Hendry


See alsoEdit

v - e - dMy Story (UK)

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Mill Girl | Transported | Bloody Tower | Mayflower | Suffragette | Slave Girl
Anne Boleyn and Me | Victorian Workhouse | War Nurse | The Queen's Spies | Princess of Egypt | Pompeii
Road to War | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War | The Fall of the Blade | Factory Girl | No Way Back
Wartime Princess | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run | Codename Céline


Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Armada | Crimea | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Agincourt | Waterloo
Flying Ace | D-Day | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | U-Boat Hunter | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | The Sweep's Boy
The Storm to Come | Pyramid of Secrets

My Royal Story

Egyptian Princess | Bloody Tower | Victoria | Anastasia | Anne Boleyn and Me | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth
Mary, Queen of Scots | Catherine of Aragon | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote! | Dodger!

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