Ben, eleven years old and the youngest of the Mallory children, has left his aunt and siblings to come to London where his widower father wishes to introduce him to his young future step-mother. Unable to return home when his brother and sister become ill, Ben is left on his own to explore the maze of walled gardens which surround his new home. Soon he meets Thomas, the son of an exiled East African Prime Minister, and Lil, a fatherless cockney waif. All three children, troubled and contending with the dislocation of their new lives, become entwined in each others' journeys of self-discovery and adventure. In Nina Bawden's much-praised second novel for young readers, the lessons and pains of childhood are evinced with characteristic deftness, combining sympathy, affection and timeless wit.
Used availability for Nina Bawden's On the Run
January 2000 : USA Library Binding
Title: Three on the Run.
Author(s): Nina, Bawden
ISBN: 0-397-30835-3 / 978-0-397-30835-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins Juvenile Books
January 2000 : USA Textbook Binding
Title: Three on the Run
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-397-30836-1 / 978-0-397-30836-1 (USA edition)
February 1967 : UK Hardback
December 1964 : UK Hardback
October 2008 : UK Paperback
January 1967 : UK Paperback
December 1968 : USA Paperback