Lucky Bunny
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Lucky Bunny

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"Pacy and atmospheric...wickedly good."
--Marie Claire (UK)

"Dawson's heroine is so fresh and spirited that she carries the day."
--Sunday Times (London)

Having already made waves in the United Kingdom, Lucky Bunny has come to America. Acclaimed poet and author Jill Dawson, whose previous novels have been shortlisted for England's Whitbread Award and Orange Prize, now gives us the story of vivacious and endearing thief Queenie Dove, a Moll Flanders for World War II Britain. Brilliantly recreating mid-twentieth century London, from the bustling streets to the seamy underworld, from the Depression Era through the Blitz and into the 1950s, Lucky Bunny entangles readers in the adventurous life of a truly captivating anti-heroine, a self-proclaimed genius in the art of survival. Before the Krays, there was Queenie Dove... and readers will never forget her.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 134 x 204 x 26mm | 322.05g
  • English
  • 0062202502
  • 9780062202505

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Daring, clever, and alluring, Queenie Dove has spent a lifetime developing the skills of an accomplished thief. Born into a criminal family in London's East End during the Great Depression, and trained by a group of women shoplifters during the Blitz, Queenie soon graduates from petty street crime to far more lucrative heists and the seedy glamour of the city's underworld. But giving birth to a daughter will make Queenie finally try to go straight . . . until the opportunity to take part in one last, audacious robbery tempts her back to the life of danger and excitement she once lived to the fullest.

Told in Queenie's captivating and singular voice, Lucky Bunny is a richly colorful tale of trickery, adventure, and heart.
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Review quote

"With a nod to "Moll Flanders", Dawson creates a colorfully diverse group of characters that beg for your sympathy but don't always get it. But you won't soon forget them."--Booklist
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Rating details

215 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
5 13% (29)
4 34% (73)
3 39% (84)
2 11% (24)
1 2% (5)
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