Charlie lives with her young mother, Jo, in a very small flat that they both love dearly. Jo has to work really hard to earn the money to stay there. Things start going wrong in the new school year: Charlie's new teacher doesn't seem very friendly, and Jo loses her job and starts work as a cleaner. Another problem is having to sit next to a boy in class, especially when all the other girls can't stop talking about boys! Everything is changing for Charlie, but she begins to find a release for her feelings in a diary for her school project. At first, she thinks the Victorians are deadly dull and drippy, but then she starts to write about a Victorian girl called Lottie who has to go to work as a nursery maid for a wealthy family. Charlie soon realizes that her own hardships and struggles are not so different from Lottie's. Lottie's life is really hard, but Charlie has problems too, like her mum's awful new boyfriend and his wimpy little son! Download and start listening now!