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The Girl Who Ran Away - Dominique Rolin

Alvin Redman, 1956, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Ex-Argosy & Sundial Library, carries plate to ffep, stamped on pastedowns, ffep, ½-title and title pages. Closed and repaired tear to top edge of upper panel. Tape remnants to boards.

This is a heart-moving story of young emotions in the back-streets of Paris. A young girl is shocked when the woman she has believed to be her mother bursts out with the revelation that "you are no daughter of mine". She runs away from home and wanders in Paris and the surrounding countryside, passing from stranger to stranger, with the hazy idea of finding her real mother. During the ten days of her search she catches her first glimpses of the lives of adults and sees life as a series of stark episodes depicting the cruelty and kindness, the love and hatred in the world of grown-ups. 255pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Translated by Joyce Emerson. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.

£10.00 (Now Sold)