Regarding the second, make sure to read the excerpt. Ahem:
... Her uniform was only slightly askew, though embarrassingly tight - thus she toted a very light lunch, and while her hair was up in back like a prancing horse's tail, Charlotte believed her top priority was reaching the tube in time to make it to the tower in time to be ready. She had no doubt she had her lines down, and Mr. Woodyard had corroborated this. "You have a loud, clear, pleasant enough voice, and it's plain you have well memorized the patter, though I must say it doesn't sound rehearsed. I would like you to stay on, so please attend to these other areas, promptness being the major one."
It reads rather like The Young Visiters.
Oh, and download your copy of the Silenced Times.