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  • Location: London, Devon, Torquay "Kendelbury"

The Runaway Wife (Woman of War 2)

The Runaway Wife  (Woman of War 2)

Why a Booktrail?

1920s: The London of the 1920s is too much for some

  • ISBN: B077BMT28S
  • Genre: Sagas

What you need to know before your trail

The hedonism of London in the roaring ’20’s is a world away from Annabel Tarleton’s ordinary country existence. Until a chance meeting with the charming Richard Hansen at a society ball changes her life for ever.

Swept off her feet by the dashing Richard, and his renowned fortune, Annabel soon realises all that all that glitters isn’t gold. Her bid for freedom has come at a terrible price and she finds herself trapped inside a marriage that behind closed doors is cruel and brutal.

Annabel has no choice but to flee, and will do everything to save herself, and her unborn baby, from destitution. But the very rich and very powerful expect to get what they want – and Richard wants only one thing – Annabel.

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail Style to Kendelbury

The setting of Kendelbury and the village of the same name is fictional but somewhere near Torquay in Devon. The characters often take the train from London here and pass through Torquay on their journeys around the country.

Kendelbury House sounds very grand and a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the city.


The setting of London becomes important for the war effort going on whilst the women of the story are trying to survive each day. Characters travel up to the city and in the case of book 2, spend a great time there in the pubs and clubs of the decade. Book Two showcases London as being a city celebrating the end of war. There is music everywhere and too much of everything. After a period of war and a shortage of most things, this is quite the culture shock. In Hetty’s war, the city is once again at war and under the cover of darkness.


Mentioned as a background. The setting of France in general is important given the fight for the resistance which took place across the water from London. The war efforts are centered here and it’s where Hetty is sent to Chateau de Faubourg where she joins the resistance (Book three) . Then she meets the charismatic resistance leader Stefan Lefarge…

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Runaway Wife (Woman of War 2)

Destination: “Kendelbury” London, Devon    Author/guide:  Rosie Clarke      Departure Time: 1920s

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