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The new book from Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Flynn.

Dana and Caitlin are kitchen workers at the Willows Dining Rooms and living at the YWCA, but desperate to get a place of their own. They are both running away from their Irish families, but for differenct reasons. Working beside them in the kitchen is Polly, a waif from the Liverpool slums. She admires and envies the two Irish girls and watches their every move. When they find a decrepit butcher's shop they try to take on the flat above it, and eventually do so, turning the shop into a tearoom. Polly hovers, watching everything and hoping they might eventually give her work.

But they are cheated out of their tearoom and Caitlin, the weaker character, goes back to Ireland leaving Dana to struggle on alone. She manages to find a room she can afford and then meets Polly, who has just been sacked from her job. The two girls share Dana's room and gradually the reader learns their stories and in particular, Dana's reason for her flight from her home, Castletara. Polly hears her friend talking in her sleep and envies her the life thus revealed and the warm friendship which apparently exists still between Dana and Caitlin. When it is clear that war is coming she persuades Dana to go home, where a dreadful surprise awaits her.

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Used availability for Katie Flynn's The Runaway

Hardback Editions

January 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Runaway
Author(s): Katie Flynn
ISBN: 0-7505-4013-3 / 978-0-7505-4013-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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March 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Runaway
Author(s): Katie Flynn
ISBN: 0-09-955057-1 / 978-0-09-955057-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Runaway
Author(s): Katie Flynn
ISBN: 0-09-955058-X / 978-0-09-955058-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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Audio Editions

August 2012 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Runaway
Author(s): Katie Flynn
ISBN: 1-4079-2019-7 / 978-1-4079-2019-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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August 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Runaway
Author(s): Katie Flynn
ISBN: 1-4079-2020-0 / 978-1-4079-2020-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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August 2012 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: The Runaway
Author(s): Katie Flynn
ISBN: 1-4079-2021-9 / 978-1-4079-2021-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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August 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Runaway
Author(s): Katie Flynn
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon   


August 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Runaway
Author(s): Katie Flynn
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Runaway
Author(s): Katie Flynn
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Runaway
Author(s): Katie Flynn
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA