Lucky Bunny by Jill Dawson

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Crime's a man's business. So they say. Who was that small figure then, slender enough to trot along the moonlit track, swift and low, virtually invisible? Who was it that covered the green signal with a glove to stop the train, while the two others took care of the driver and his mate? Could it have been one Queenie Dove, survivor of the Depression and the Blitz, not to mention any number of scrapes with the law?

Queenie Dove is a self-proclaimed genius when it comes to thieving and escape. Daring, clever and sexy, she ducked and dived through the streets of London from the East End through Soho to Mayfair, graduating from childhood shop-lifting to more glamorous crimes in the post-war decades. So was she wicked through and through, or more sinned against than sinning? Here she tells a vivacious tale of trickery and adventure, but one with more pain and heartbreak than its heroine cares to admit. Yes, luck often favoured her, but that is only part of the story.


About Jill Dawson

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Jill Dawson is an award-winning poet and the author of five previous novels, including "Fred and Edie", which was short-listed for the Whitbread Novel Award and the Orange Prize. She lives in Cambridgeshire, England, with her husband and two sons.
Published August 18, 2011 by Sceptre. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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Dawson’s engaging seventh novel (after Trick of the Light) chronicles the exploits of “Queenie” Dove, a highly intelligent Depression-era child from a family of grifters. As a child in London, Queenie

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– a sadder story than Queenie wants to admit.

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In fact, Worth wasn’t even born then and her book takes place more than 20 years later – is this a clue that some of Queenie’s encounters with other real people are also her inventions?.

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