Mad Joy by Jane Bailey

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In the beginning a small girl runs into a wood, and two years later walks out of it and into the nearest house. Gracie, the childless spinster who finds her curled up on her armchair, takes her on as her own, seeing her as a feral gift of fate. Known as Joy in the Cotswold village that adopts her, there is endless speculation about her wild past and comical ways. In this moving and passionate tale, Joy grows into a young woman at the advent of World War II, and when she becomes romantically involved with a fighter pilot the extraordinary mystery of her past slowly unravels.

About Jane Bailey

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Jane Bailey taught Italian and French in Bristol, where she wrote her first novel, Promising, shortlisted for the Dillon's Prize. She now lives in Cheltenham with her husband and two daughters.
Published June 28, 2011 by Robinson. 321 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror. Fiction

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