The Runaways of Haddington Hall

By Vivian French

The adventures of a Victorian laundry maid sent to live in a boarding-home for wayward orphans … a high octane, high drama romp!

“Delightful … with its edge-of-your-seat pace, it deserves applause.” Sunday Times (Children's Book of the Week) on The Steam Whistle Theatre Company Vivian French is a writer of tremendous charm. Literary Review on The Steam Whistle Theatre Company Irresistible characters and a compulsive plot with twists aplenty; Vivian French conjures up the very spirit of Dickensian England in a wonderful new novel for middle-grade readers. The story starts with a young laundry maid by the name of Minnie O’Sullivan, who is whisked away to a nightmarish home for wayward girls. Her friends plot to help her, but first they’ll have to outwit Mrs Haddington, a wicked philanthropist, and Obadiah Marpike, a dastardly conman hiding in plain sight… “Storytelling at its best … a classic in the making.” The Scotsman on The Steam Whistle Theatre Company

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406387537
  • Published: 04 Nov 2021
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 256

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