The Long Walk Home

The Long Walk Home

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Young Mikey Quinn, scavenging on the streets of Hull, is thrown into prison for stealing a rabbit from the butcher. His chief accuser, a well-to-do lawyer, has a daughter, Eleanor, whom he badly mistreats. When Mikey is released he finds that his mother has died and his brothers taken into the workhouse - determined to find a better life for his family, he walks all the way to London to seek his fortune.There he finds that the grim realities of city life are even worse than they were in Hull, and comes under the evil patronage of the sinister Tully, first encountered when he was in prison. But he also meets Eleanor again, and between them they face the dangers of London and gradually make a new life for themselves. Together they have to face journeying back to Hull - the long walk home.
ISBN: 9780552156790
0552156795

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Deanna Ewen
Apr 30, 2010

I was very pleased to see that the library finally got a Valerie Wood book. It was expensive flying to England for them. If you are from East Yorkshire and especially from the Hull area you will enjoy Valerie Wood's books; however this book is mainly set in London. It is true she writes a little like Catherine Cookson but if you like historical fiction you might enjoy her books. Her earlier books are probably a little better than this one but I still enjoyed this book.

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