The Crystal Palace: The Diary of Lily Hicks 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 description

"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 also

v - e - dMy Story

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies


Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | No Way Back
Wartime Princess | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run | Codename Céline | Noor Inayat Khan

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | 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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