The Leaving Of Liverpool

The Leaving Of Liverpool

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Two sisters; one heartbreaking mistake; a lifetime apartIt is a cold February night in 1925 when two teenage sisters - Mollie and Annemarie - escape from their home in a tiny Irish village. Their beloved mother has died and the girls have suffered shocking abuse at the hands of their father. They head to Liverpool where they will board a ship to New York. But the smallest, cruellest twist of fate conspires to separate the girls just as the boat is about to sail, leaving Mollie stranded in Liverpool and Annemarie at the mercy of strangers in America. The subsequent paths of their lives could not be more different. Annemarie discovers her future and her fortune, while Mollie, devastated by guilt and grief at the loss of her sister, eventually carves out a new life in Liverpool. Then the Second World War looms - with surprising consequences for the two sisters...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 106 x 174 x 32mm | 260g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 0752881922
  • 9780752881928
  • 228,523

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"a real page-turner from a master of the genre, with believeable characters and lots of period details" Daily Express "Past and present intertwine in this warm, gently nostalgic drama -- a gem" My Weekly "super saga" Peterborough Evening Telegraphshow more

About Maureen Lee

Maureen Lee was born in Liverpool and had numerous short stories published and a play professionally staged before her first novel was published. Her award-winning novels have earned her many fans. Her latest novel, The Leaving of Liverpool, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. She is an RNA winner, and writes full time. Maureen now lives in Colchester, Essex. To find out more, visit www.maureenlee.co.ukshow more

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382 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 44% (167)
4 35% (135)
3 19% (71)
2 2% (8)
1 0% (1)
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