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Run, Lily, Run
Author: Martha Long

ISBN: 9781848272101
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 21 May 2015
Country of Publication: IE
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7 x 2.8
A fiction debut from the bestselling author of the series of memoirs that includesMa, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes.

Lilly and Ceily Carney are only seven and twelve when their mother is cruelly taken from them, leaving them at the mercy of the Church and the authorities.

This is a terrifying prospect in 1950s Dublin, where it is likely that the girls will end up in one of Ireland's notorious Magdalen laundries -- a fate they are determined to escape.

When Father Flitters and the 'Cruelty' people arrive to take the children into care, Lilly and Ceily resist, and a riot breaks out. The girls are helped by kind Mister Mullins and his daughter Delia, but events lead to further tragedy and Lilly is left to fend for herself on the dangerous streets. Heartbroken, hungry and vulnerable, she looks like easy prey and it seems there will be no safe haven for her to find.

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