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Lola Rose

By (author) Jacqueline Wilson , Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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When life with Jayni's violent-tempered father becomes too frightening to cope with, Jayni, her mum and her little brother Kenny are forced to escape in the middle of the night. Slipping out of the house unseen, travelling up to London by train and checking into a hotel - it's almost like playing an elaborate game. They even make up false identities to protect their secret, and Jayni becomes the glamorous-sounding Lola Rose. But when money runs out and reality bites, what will they do next?

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • 27 Mar 2007
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London
  • English
  • B+W chapter heads t/o
  • 0552556130
  • 9780552556132
  • 13,616

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JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade. 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES. 'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY. 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER.

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"A natural storyteller ... compulsive reading" Guardian "Optimism and despair come in equal parts in Wilson's child-centred contemporary dramas" Oxford Times "I loved this book. It is honest and sensitive and a really quick read - that's because you'll need to keep turning the pages to find out what happens to Lola Rose, and Kendall, and her mum ... highly recommended" Reading Matters "A truly great read!" Yorkshire Post "The fact that it doesn't end in a fairy tale happy ever after makes it more realistic because life isn't like that!" Boox: nine

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A natural storyteller . . . compulsive reading

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My name is Lola Rose. That wasn't always my name. I used to be plain old Jayni - until my dad lost his temper, and things became really scary at home. We had to run away in the middle of the night - me, my mum and my little brother Kenny. Now we're starting again in London - new names, new identities, a brand-new life. But escaping the past isn't as easy as I thought. And Dad might find us one day . . . FOR OLDER READERS

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