ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: January 6, 2022
By (author) Mick Kitson
‘A gleeful, page-flipping read’ Observer’The ultimate summer escape’ New York TimesOne wrong move, one misstep, and the course of a life can be changed for ever.Annie Perry is born beside the coal-muddied canals of the Black Country at the height of the industrial revolution. At nine years old she is sold for six guineas to the famous and feared bare-knuckle boxer Bill Perry, the Tipton Slasher. From that moment on, Annie will fight – for Bill and for her future.A whole new world opens up to Annie, one of love, fortune and family, but also of great danger.
Mick Kitson was born in South Wales, and studied English at university before launching the prolific ’80s pop band The Senators with his brother Jim. He worked as a journalist for several years, then went on to become an English teacher. His debut novel, Sal, was the winner of the Saltire First Book Award. Mick lives in Fife, Scotland.
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