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Running to Paradise

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Char Seymour's life was anything but ordinary and so is her death.

She wants none of her children with her - only her former son-in-law.

It is to him that she leaves her vast trunk of papers, diaries, photographs and other memorabilia - fragments of a life spanning decades.

With the help of Char's daughter Sophia, Guy launches into a journey through a life crammed full of excitement, passion and tragedy.

From Char's birth in the beginning of the century through her glamorous years as a Bright Young Thing in the London of the 1920s he discovers her affairs and three stormy marriages.

Devotedly piecing together the clues, Guy learns more about Char in her death than anybody else could possibly have known about her whilst living.

And yet still Char remains an enigma.

Desperate to understand her, Guy becomes lost in Char's history, and as it moves closer to the present, he begins to discover more in the abundance of the past than he wants to know...

'Running to Paradise' is a moving, brilliantly constructed novel about life and love.

'A tale full of romance and sadness, both from the present and the past' - PRIMA

'Cleverly constructed...very funny...very moving' - BOOKS

'Stylish first novel' - HELLO

Virginia Budd has worked in PR and advertising and her experience in these, as well as her studies of local history, have combined to add authenticity and originality to her writing. She lives in Suffolk.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.


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Hardback Editions

1988 : USA Hardback

Title: Running to paradise
Author(s): Virginia Budd
ISBN: 0-312-02719-2 / 978-0-312-02719-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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August 1988 : UK Hardback

Title: Running to Paradise
Author(s): Virginia Budd
ISBN: 0-340-42498-2 / 978-0-340-42498-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 1994 : UK Paperback

Title: Running to Paradise
Author(s): Virginia Budd
ISBN: 0-340-60388-7 / 978-0-340-60388-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Running to Paradise
Author(s): Virginia Budd
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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