Ilona Bannister was a dual qualified US attorney and UK immigration solicitor before she started writing fiction. Her first novel, When I Ran Away, was developed on Faber Academy’s Work in Progress course. Ilona’s experiences as a mother, lawyer, and an American transplant in Britain are reflected in her novels. Although she will always be a New Yorker at heart, Ilona’s home is in London with her husband and young sons.
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When you can't get out, let kindness in. In a non-descript building in a gentrifying corner of London, Penny is doing daily battle with her…
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When I Ran Away
'Smart, brave and often very funny . . . profoundly moving' Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus This morning Gigi left her husband and children.…