Black Hearts in Battersea (Joan Aiken)

On a fine warm evening in late summer, over a hundred years ago, a boy might have been seen leading a donkey across Southwark Bridge in the city of London.

This is a part of a series of YA books that I had never heard of before. It was written in the '60s and takes place in an alternate England, where the Hanovers didn't take over. It never got bogged down.

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lacochran's evil twin said...

All I know is the Hanover Snyders make good pretzels.

Really. That's all I know.

AbbotOfUnreason said...

Awesome. I'll pass that on to my sister who works there.