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Publisher's Summary

When life with Jayni's violent-tempered father becomes too frightening to cope with, Jayni, her mum, and her little brother, Kenny, are forced to escape in the middle of the night. Slipping out of the house unseen, travelling up to London by train, and checking into a hotel--it's almost like playing an elaborate game. They even make up false identities to protect their secret, and Jayni becomes the glamorous-sounding Lola Rose. But when money runs out, and reality bites, what will they do next?
©2003 Chivers Press Ltd (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"A natural storyteller...compulsive reading." ( The Guardian)
"Optimism and despair come in equal parts in Wilson's child-centred contemporary dramas." ( The Oxford Times)
"A truly great read." ( Yorkshire Post)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs L McEwan on 03-19-15

Loved it!

Great story! I love all the characters.
I would definitely recommend reading this book, I very very much loved it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Matt Pyke on 05-25-18

Lola Rose

I loved this book !😁It was full of action,fun,love and excitement
And my fave character was Aunty Barbara because she's so funny and kind .Don't you wish you could meet the author?

-Eliza, 9 years old

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ben Jolly on 05-27-17

Okay

A bit rude so I recommend it for 9+ a bit scary but moving! Cool???!!!!!!!

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