The Secret Diary of Jane Pinny

The Secret Diary of Jane PinnyThe Secret Diary of Jane Pinny by Philip Ardagh
Illustrator: Jamie Littler
Published by Nosy Crow on 7th September 2017
Genres: Children's, Historical, Humour
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback
Source: Nosy Crow sent it
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Jane Pinny has moved to the very grand Lytton House to be a Maid Of All Work. And being a Maid Of All Work means that she has to do... well, ALL the work, obviously! Cleaning, dusting, scrubbing, washing - there's SO much to do in a Victorian country house. But when a priceless jade necklace belonging to the lady of the house disappears, Jane turns accidental detective (with the help of her best friend, a pigeon called Plump...) - can she solve the mystery of the missing jewels before it's too late?

Reviewed by Alex

This book was really funny and it has facts about the Victorian times. It’s about Jane Pinny who is a maid in a big house. A necklace goes missing and Jane tries to solve the crime with the help of Plump, a pigeon.

My favourite character was Plump, the big, fat pigeon because he made funny jokes. You might not want to read this book if you’re writing a story or something because Plump has very bad grammar and it might make you write like that for a while.

I would recommend this book to children who like laughing because it’s funny and you would really enjoy it. It also teaches you about Victorian times so you learn things at the same time. I would also recommend it to children who like detective stories because Jane has to solve the crime of what’s happened to the necklace.


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