“She's a fierce, feisty creature but very much one of my heroines.” Dame Jacqueline Wilson
The Foundling Museum’s first Coram Foundling Fellow, Dame Jacqueline is one of the world’s best loved children’s authors. She has written more than 100 books. Hetty Feather is her first historical novel, set at the Foundling Hospital. It tells the story of Hetty, a Foundling Hospital pupil. Two further books, Sapphire Battersea and Emerald Star, follow Hetty as she grows up and leaves the Hospital. “I thought it would be a bit of a challenge, but I love the period and thought, I'll give it a go.”
The Foundling Museum has celebrated the Hetty Feather trilogy with three Jacqueline Wilson Family Days and the launch of our free self-guided interactive Hetty Feather Trail in the Museum. The trail is available free from the front desk at the Museum and available to download in the link below. The trail takes Hetty fans around the Museum exploring the collection and Hetty Feather’s life at the Foundling Hospital in a range of art based activities.
Click here to download the Hetty Feather Family Trail
Click here to download Tanglefield's Circus Art Activity
Picture gallery of our latest Hetty Feather Day