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  • Hodder Children's Books


June Oldham

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: sexuality & relationship

Deeply moving story of a girl breaking free from incest, by an award-winning author.

Magdalen has always lived in the shadow of her charming, wealthy father. Going to university, she thinks, will finally give her a life of her own.

Then she realizes that her father is determined to maintain a grip on her life, that he will never willingly let her go. Desperate to escape the terrible secret they share, she leaves home. With her goes Greg, whose gentle concern leaves Magdalen confused and irritated.

As they drive across the country, a friendship slowly unfolds. And as her trust in Greg grows, so, too does Magdalen's resolve to confront her father, and leave the past behind . . .

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Praise for Escape

  • Oldham is a thrilling writer ... poised, precise and evocative. - TES

  • This is a powerfully told story of bravery and survival. - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • . . . tackles incest with grace, honesty and skill . . . - THE OXFORD TIMES

  • An engrossing and deeply moving book which offers no easy answers. - BOOKS FOR KEEPS

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June Oldham

June Oldham is the prize-winning author of more than a dozen books for children and adults. She was brought up in Lincolnshire, read English at university and has two children. June has taught in colleges of further education and enjoys walking on the moors. She is married to an actor and has lived in Yorkshire for over twenty years, where she sets many of her novels.

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