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The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

The Last Runawy - Tracy Chevalier

Read by Robyn - As in her other novels (Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Lady and the Unicorn, Remarkable Creatures) Tracy Chevalier has taken an actual event, this time the Underground Railroad in the  US, and woven an intriguing tale. The heroine is a young English Quaker who emigrates with her sister and faces up to the culture shock of mid nineteenth century America. The writing style, chapters alternating with letters to home, makes it an easy read.