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The Runaways, Paperback / softback Book

The Runaways Paperback / softback

Part of the The Smiler Trilogy series

Paperback / softback


On a night of wild storms, two troubled figures escape from captivity.

One is a 15-year-old boy, Samuel Miles, a.k.a. 'Smiler', wrongly convicted of theft and sent to a young offenders institution.

The other is a cheetah, Yarra, a restless resident of Longleat Wildlife Park. Both are in danger from the outside world - and each other - but somehow their lives become inextricably bound up as they fight for survival on the edge of Salisbury Plain. A fast-moving and compassionate adventure story, The Runaways is the first book in Victor Canning's classic children's trilogy.




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