Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (October 30, 2012)
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.
Jill Dawson is the author of six novels, including Fred & Edie (short-listed for The Whitbread and Orange Prize) and Watch Me Disappear (currently being adapted for screen by ITV). Her most recent novel is The Great Lover, about the poet Rupert Brooke; a bestseller and a Richard and Judy Summer Read. She has also won awards for poetry and screenplays and has held many fellowships, including the Creative Writing Fellowship at UEA in Norwich. Her Creative Writing teaching over the course of twenty years has included posts at the Arvon Foundation, Bath Spa University, the Faber Academy, The Sunday Times Oxford Literature Festival, the City Lit, and Mary Ward Centre and many other settings both nationally and internationally.
In 2006 Jill Dawson was awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of her writing and her work with emerging writers. She currently mentors writers under a group she founded called Gold Dust.
Find out more about Jill and her books at her website, www.jilldawson.co.uk.
Jill’s Tour Stops
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Thursday, November 8th: A Library of My Own
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