**Giveaway now closed**
'Set in the tangled forests and sunlit cornfields of Ohio, Tracy Chevalier's vivid novel is the story of bad men and spirited women, surprising marriages and unlikely friendships, and the remarkable power of defiance.
When modest Quaker Honor Bright sails from Bristol with her sister, she is fleeing heartache for a new life in America, far from home. But tragedy leaves her alone and vulnerable, torn between two worlds and dependent on the kindness of strangers.
Life in 1850s Ohio is precarious and unsentimental. The sun is too hot, the thunderstorms too violent, the snow too deep. The roads are spattered with mud and spit. The woods are home to skunks and porcupines and raccoons. They also shelter slaves escaping north to freedom.
Should Honor hide runaways from the ruthless men who hunt them down? The Quaker community she has joined may oppose slavery in principle, but does it have the courage to help her defy the law? As she struggles to find her place and her voice, Honor must decide what she is willing to risk for her beliefs.'
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier is now available in paperback and has been chosen as a Richard and Judy Book Club pick this Autumn.
'Her biggest novel yet, and her best... it's the characters that stay with you, and the courage of the abolitionists.' The Times
'Her best novel since Girl with a Pearl Earring... As a serious novel about a genuine moral dilemma, it is highly recommended.' The Independent
You can read my review of The Last Runaway here and also read more about Tracy's research and the quilt she made here. I have since re-read the novel and can honestly say I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. I also finally read Girl with a Pearl Earring and was just as enchanted. If you haven't read any of her books you really should and now you have the opportunity to win a copy of The Last Runaway.
HarperCollins are kindly giving away 5 paperback copies of The Last Runaway to Charm About You readers.
**GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED**
UK entries only.
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The giveaway will be open until Monday 28th October and the five winners chosen by random.org.
p.s. If you were one of the original lucky winners of a hardback copy and have had a chance to read it then please let me know what you thought by leaving a comment on the original review post. Thank you!