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Pearse, Lesley

Overview
Works: 69 works in 224 publications in 9 languages and 3,871 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Historical fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6116, 823.914
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Publications about Lesley Pearse
Publications by Lesley Pearse
Most widely held works by Lesley Pearse
Till we meet again by Lesley Pearse( Book )
26 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Susan Wright walked into a doctor's surgery and gunned down two members of staff in cold blood, then waited for the police to arrest her. Later that day a lawyer, Beth Powell, is assigned to defend her. Talking about their troubled families and those happy summers they spent together as children rekindles Susan and Beth's friendship
Belle by Lesley Pearse( Book )
26 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 498 libraries worldwide
London 1910 Fifteen year-old Belle has lived in a brothel in Seven Dials all her life, with no understanding of what happens in the rooms upstairs. But her innocence is shattered when she witnesses the murder of one of the girls and, subsequently snatched from the streets by the killer, she is sold into prostitution in Paris
Forgive me by Lesley Pearse( Book )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 421 libraries worldwide
When Eva Patterson returns home from work one day, a devastating scene awaits. Her mother, Flora, lies dead in the bath. Beside her is a note saying: 'Forgive Me'. Eva had always believed her family life to be secure, but the suicide changes everything. And when Eva discovers that Flora has left her an artist's studio in London, she realizes just how little she knows about her mother. Eva moves to London and meets Phil, her knight in shining armour, who agrees to help restore the now derelict studio, as well as offering the friendship she so badly needs. It seems that in the 1960s her mother was a successful artist, and in the studio's attic Eva finds a collection of Flora's paintings and diaries, purposely left for her. A hunt for answers leads Eva to a psychic, who warns her to beware of a 'sleeping serpent' ... referring to a shocking crime committed by Flora. Will discovering the truth about her mother destroy Eva's belief in everything she holds dear? And who will stand by her when the journey leads her - and those she loves - into certain danger?
Without a trace by Lesley Pearse( Book )
9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Coronation Day, 1953. Molly Heywood has always been a pillar of strength for her local community, so when her friend Cassie fails to attend the Coronation Day party in the village, it is Molly who heads out in the rain to look for her. But nothing can prepare Molly for what she is going to discover. Now with Cassie gone and her six-year-old daughter Petal missing, it is up to Molly to head to London to uncover the past Cassie kept so well hidden. But will Molly discover the truth before it's too late? Or has Petal disappeared forever?
Ellie by Lesley Pearse( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Set against a background of post-wartime deprivation, glittering showgirls and seedy provincial boarding houses, this is the story of two young girls from different backgrounds. The girls form a strong friendship as they both follow their ambitions to make a living for themselves on the stage
Charity by Lesley Pearse( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Charity Stratton's bleak childhood is changed for ever when both her parents are killed in a fire. Separated by the authorities from her younger brothers and sister, Charity is sent out to work as a skivvy in a boys' boarding school. Her loneliness and misery are eased when she falls deeply in love with the dashing but fickle sixth-former, Hugh Mainwaring, but when she discovers she is pregnant with Hugh's baby she soon realises just how alone she really is. Determined to be reunited with her siblings and to make something of herself, Charity runs away to London and begins to forge a new life
Survivor by Lesley Pearse( Book )
14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 292 libraries worldwide
It is 1938 and Mariette Carrera is a defiant, strong-willed and selfish seventeen-year-old. And sooner or later, if she stays in the small, gossipy town of Russell, New Zealand, she'll get herself into some serious trouble
The promise by Lesley Pearse( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Een jonge hoedenmaakster verzorgt tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog gewonde soldaten in Frankrijk terwijl haar man vecht aan het front in Yper
Rosie by Leslie Pearse( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Rose Parker, a strong, intelligent girl growing up in the 1950s who has to live with the knowledge that her father is a murderer
The brothel by Lesley Pearse( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Georgia by Lesley Pearse( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
When nine-year-old orphan Georgia James is unexpectedly fostered by the kindly Celia and her bank manager husband she can hardly believe her luck. But then--on her fifteenth birthday--she suffers the cruellest betrayal of all at the hands of her foster father and is forced to run away, leaving everything she loves behind her. Penniless, sleeping rough, Georgia is soon introduced to the sleazy Soho world of brassy strippers, sweat shops, camaraderie and hardship. Fired by a fierce ambition, blessed with an extraordinary voice, her long struggle for fame and fortune begins. But even when she reaches the top she finds that the scars of the past can open up to ruin her
Hope by Lesley Pearse( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Bristol in the 1840s sees Hope working as a nurse in the midst of the cholera epidemic, battling to save lives. But Hope has always battled for life - at the moment of her birth, she was feared dead and only the close attention of her sister, Nell, spared her from burial
A lesser evil by Lesley Pearse( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Fifi Brown is headstrong. Her mother is appalled when she secretly marries Dan Reynolds, a handsome but itinerant bricklayer. But Dan and Fifi move to a seedy South London flat determined to be happy. Despite initial feelings of horror at her new surroundings, Fifi finds London and the freedom from her middle-class family background exhilarating. Insatiably inquisitive, Fifi is fascinated by her new neighbours and wants to know what goes on behind all those shabby front doors. But when she tries to help a young girl who has been abused by her father, Fifi unwittingly unleashes a chain of events which will not only bring heartache to her and Dan, but terrible danger to the whole neighbourhood
Faith by Lesley Pearse( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
"How far can you trust a friend. 1995, Scotland. Laura Brannigan is in jail for a murder she claims she didn't commit. For two years she's been battling for justice, pleading that she didn't kill her best friend, Jackie. Then a letter arrives which takes her back to a happier time and memory of an old love. 1972 was the year Laura met Stuart and experienced her first summer of love. Laura had always been a survivor: leaving an abusive home at fifteen and then life on her own - until she met Jackie. So what went wrong in the intervening years? And why is Stuart writing to Laura now? Does he have faith in her innocence? And can he help free Laura from prison - and her past?"--Pub. description
Gypsy by Lesley Pearse( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
When teenagers Beth and Sam Bolton are orphaned, their baby sister is taken to a new home and they decide to set sail for a new life in America. Their adventures take them to the Klondike, but Beth yearns to return to England and her long-lost sister. Lesley Pearse's other novels include 'Never Look Back' and 'Faith'
Till we meet again by Lesley Pearse( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Beth and Susie grew up together, but their lives went on to take different routes; now, Beth must defend Susie, who is accused of murder. Trawling through the past raises Beth's own demons, yet the love that remains in spite of mounting evidence also transcends the traumas of the past
Father unknown by Lesley Pearse( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Daisy Buchan - sweet-natured but clueless - is happy enough but doesn't seem to know what she wants from life. She takes her policeman boyfriend, Joel, for granted and drifts from one badly paid job to another. But when she is twenty-five, Daisy's beloved adoptive mother dies and leaves behind a scrapbook of memories, giving Daisy long-hidden information about who she is. Her real mother was a teenager called Ellen, a farmer's daughter from Cornwall, and Daisy sets out to track her down. But in unravelling the past is she risking her future - with her adored dad, John, and with Joel? As the layers of her family history are stripped away, Daisy is horrified by what she learns, She is taken on a journey back to the past, a journey that uncovers a gripping story of innocence corrupted and a fmaily torn apart by greed and misery
Charity by Lesley Pearse( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Swedish and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Charity Stratton's bleak childhood is changed for ever when both her parents are killed in a fire. Separated by the authorities from her younger brothers and sister, Charity is sent to work as a skivvy in a boys boarding school. Her loneliness and misery are eased when she falls deeply in love with the dashing but fickle sixth-former Hugh Mainwaring, but when she discovers she is pregnant with Hugh's baby she soon realises just how alone she really is. Determined to be reunited with her siblings and to make something of herself, Charity runs away to London and begins to forge a new life for herself
Survivor by Lesley Pearse( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Set against the backdrop of World War II, this novel follows on from 'Belle' and 'The Promise', telling the story of Belle's daughter
Belle by Lesley Pearse( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 18 libraries worldwide
15-year-old Belle, though raised in a London brothel, is an innocent. But when she witnesses one of the girls brutally strangled by a client, she is cast into a cruel heartless world. Snatched from the streets and sold into prostitution, she is made a courtesan in New Orleans
 
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Languages
English (121)
Swedish (13)
German (9)
French (6)
Dutch (3)
Italian (2)
Portuguese (1)
Hungarian (1)
Serbian (1)
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