Lights Out Liverpool
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Lights Out Liverpool

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The first of the Liverpool Pearl Street novels set against the backdrop of the Second World War.As Britain stands alone against a monstrous enemy, the inhabitants of Pearl Street face hardship and heartbreak with courage and humour. The war touches each of them in a different way: for Annie Poulson, a widow, it means never-ending worry when her twin boys are called up and sent to France; Sheila Reilly's husband, Cal, faces the terror of U-Boat attacks; Eileen Costello is liberated from a bitter, loveless marriage when her husband is sent to Egypt and she goes to work in a munitions factory - and falls in love. And Jessica Fleming, down on her luck, is forced to return to the street she'd hoped never to see again.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 118 x 176 x 36mm | 280g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752804022
  • 9780752804026
  • 140,953

Review quote

Big on drama and there's enough excitement packed into these pages to last a lifetime--NOW MAGAZINEshow 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

Rating details

356 ratings
4.29 out of 5 stars
5 49% (173)
4 35% (126)
3 13% (48)
2 2% (8)
1 0% (1)

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I've not read this British author before but greatly enjoyed this book, which is the first of a trilogy. I have bought the whole trilogy on the basis of how much I liked book 1. Set in WWII in England, Maureen Lee brings the era to life and creates such endearing characters. I felt very much in that world, dealing with the awful situation of a country at war and the problems that brings. The characters delight and the descriptions of those times are well researched. Heartwarming and gritty.show more
by Anne Whitfield
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