Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780062202505, 384pp.
Publication Date: October 30, 2012
"Pacy and atmospheric wickedly good." Marie Claire (UK)
"Dawson's heroine is so fresh and spirited that she carries the day." Sunday Times (London)
Having already made waves in the United Kingdom, Lucky Bunny has come to America. Acclaimed poet and author Jill Dawson, whose previous novels have been shortlisted for England's Whitbread Award and Orange Prize, now gives us the story of vivacious and endearing thief Queenie Dove, a Moll Flanders for World War II Britain. Brilliantly recreating mid-twentieth century London, from the bustling streets to the seamy underworld, from the Depression Era through the Blitz and into the 1950s, Lucky Bunny entangles readers in the adventurous life of a truly captivating anti-heroine, a self-proclaimed genius in the art of survival. Before the Krays, there was Queenie Dove and readers will never forget her.
“With a nod to Moll Flanders, Dawson creates a colorfully diverse group of characters that beg for your sympathy but don’t always get it. But you won’t soon forget them.”
“Pacy and atmospheric, this tale of a girl attempting to dictate her own destiny is wickedly good.”
-Marie Claire (UK)
“Female fictional bandits and rogues often have a novelty value, and Queenie is no exception. . . . Dawson’s heroine is so fresh and spirited that she carries the day.”
-Sunday Times (London)