On the quays of Dublin, Jasmine is running, training for a fight she can’t compete in. It’s 1982 and boxing is illegal for girls.
For Jasmine boxing is everything: after running away from home, and narrowly escaping a risky situation in London, it is all she has to claim as her own. But with a legal fight impossible, and a ghost from her past on her trail, where can it end?
A History of Running Away is a brilliantly written novel about growing up, starting over and learning to fight for yourself.
John Murray 2017