Knight, Brenda RUNAWAY'S CHANCE
London: Faber and Faber, (1973). 0571102085 / 9780571102082 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in terra-cotta boards with gilt spine titling; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Shirley Hughes.
Paolo's dream to be a waiter in a grand luxury hotel, not in his stepfather's dreary little bar in their North Italian village, takes him to London. On the way he meets up with a determined, eccentric old lady who insists on accompanying him.