Like Matilda, Amelia comes with her own full-length novel, written by Sandra Goldbacher, to absorb children in the story of their new doll. As they read about one of the key periods taught in Key Stage 2 history lessons across the country, children will subconsciously learn a lot about the life and times of the young girl, born into the same family as the other dolls in the line.
A beautiful amalgamation of history and practical play, these dolls are not designed to just be put in a case and looked at; their thick hair is lovely to brush, their limbs are articulated and they are sturdy enough to withstand plenty of play.
Amelia is priced around £89.99, which includes the 16in. tall doll herself, her full costume designed by top designer Katya Wildman, a sturdy carry case, the accompanying novel and a special Keepsake book full of interesting facts and activities.
Additional outfits and accessories for the dolls are available, from around £9.99 to £39.99, and the whole range is generally designed with those aged six and over in mind.