Is the last runaway a true story?
The Runaway Girl is based on a real situation and shows the life that people had in those days when the underground railroad was in operation. A journey across America and to a new life for a lone Quaker girl must have been terrifying but it’s one you get to see and experience via her eyes.
What is the last runaway about?
Quaker girl Honor Bright is seeking escape from a failed relationship. Leaving quiet Dorset for America, a developing country about which she knows little, she hopes that accompanying her sister to the US will mean a new start within the American Quaker community.
How many pages are in the last runaway?
|5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
When was the last runaway set?
What a bold, striking story this is! A vivid and moving account of a young English Quaker girl in 1850s Ohio. Honor Bright arrives from Bristol to find herself in a brave new world of extremes – scorching sun in summer; deepest snow in winter.
Why read the last runaway?
Reading The Last Runaway reminded me of the joy I had as a girl reading Little House on the Prairie for the first time – but with adult themes and a modern writing style. I’ve given this book to many of my friends as a gift.
What is the British Railway Stories?
The British Railway Stories (formerly The British Railway Series: The End of the LNER) is the name of a YouTube series which was created by Simon Martin and his university colleagues. It first aired in 2007, and it has proved exceptionally popular since its introduction.
What is Tracy Chevalier’s Last Runaway about?
New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement.
Why is there no Underground Railroad in the book?
Given slavery is one of the main factors in the book it could have addressed the Underground Railroad which went right through Ohio, where the story is primarily told, however this is absent from the book. Odd because I Chevalier does considerable research.