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A heartbreaking and mesmerizing story of a young woman's search for love When Lillie Bird was thirteen years old she walked into her parents' home closing the door behind her, shutting out the condemning cries of the small town of Sunshine. With only an outing to Christmas mass once a year, this house was to be her world for the next eight years. On the day she turns twenty one this too-dazzling woman brims with imminent escape and longs to find the world that she has only read about: of men, of love, of brightness. But the town of Sunshine cannot hold Lillie and soon she is drawn to her mother's land, the cold dark English skies, and finally to the scuffed and tumbling London streets. There she finds the pleasure and the sadness in the world she so desperately seeks. This is Nikki Gemmell's finest work to date.
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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 142.24 x 218.44 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0330372920
  • 9780330372923

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Nikki Gemmell is the author of Shiver and Cleave. She works for BBC Radio and lives in London.
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173 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
5 17% (30)
4 27% (47)
3 43% (74)
2 9% (15)
1 4% (7)
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