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For over 30 years, acclaimed children’s author Jacqueline Wilson has been delighting readers with her much-loved stories of troubled 10-year-old Tracy Beaker. Cut to 2021 and Wilson is still creating bestselling fiction, sharing even more alluring childhood tales with her latest coming-of-age adventure, The Runaway Girls.

Set in Victorian London, Wilson’s latest follows Lucy Lockett, a well-to-do fun-seeker who swaps her happy home for a life on the streets, where she soon meets plucky performer Kitty Fisher. The pair quickly hit it off – but while Lucy and Kitty embrace their freedom-fuelled friendship, the threat of local thieves and the dreaded workhouse starts to close in.

An expert at sensitively reflecting the growing pains we all experience, this is a must-see opportunity for Jacqueline Wilson fans and youth fiction fanatics alike.

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