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The Runaway Daughter

(A Stitch in Time #1)

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The first novel in a dazzling and sweeping historical trilogy from bestselling author Joanna Rees.

It's 1926 and Anna Darton is on the run from a terrible crime. Alone and scared in London, salvation comes in the form of Nancy, a sassy American dancer at the notorious nightclub, The Zip. Re-inventing herself as Vita Casey, Anna becomes part of the line-up and is thrown into
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Paperback, Canadian Edition, 496 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Pan Macmillan
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Zoe
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Glamorous, absorbing, and incredibly atmospheric!

The Runaway Daughter is an immersive, alluring tale that takes you into the life of Anna Darton, a determined, naive, resilient, young woman who suddenly finds herself alone, overwhelmed, and on the run from a past filled with cruelty, dominance, and violence.

The prose is fluid and expressive. The characters are well drawn, authentic, and intriguing. And the story sweeps you away to the bustling city of London during the 1920s when extravagance an
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It's the decadent 1920s, and the Anna, the daughter of rich mill owner runs away from home following years of suppression, belittling and emotional abuse by her father and older brother. Anna does not realize what a rich, entitled girl she was until she finds herself living in a horrid rooming house and trying to support herself in London. It is only by lucky happenstance and Anna's quick thinking that she finds herself with any kind of a job at all, even if it is as a dancer in a night club.

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This book was thrilling all the way, we want to know what happens next page. The main character Anna/Vita is very intense all through the book. It is great to feel the mid 20' in London between the two world wars in artistic and high society with all the weaknesses of these societies.
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