Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl

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Pretty Amy Curran was just eighteen years old when she met Barney Patterson, the love of her life, on Southport pier in 1939. Their romantic, passionate marriage was made in heaven, or so they both believed. But when Britain declared war on Germany, Barney hastily volunteered to fight, and the couple were eventually separated for five long years. When he returned to Liverpool after VE Day he wasn't the same person - and neither was Amy. But how could things have become so twisted that one day Amy would kill the husband she once so adored? And what happened to their little girl, Pearl, just five years old at the time? By 1971 Amy has spent twenty years in prison for Barney's murder. Now she is about to be released - although her freedom will change the lives of others, not least that of her daughter, whom she hasn't seen in two decades. But Pearl has her own demons to exorcise in her quest for happiness. And the greatest question she must ask herself is this: can she ever love her mother after what she did? Maureen Lee is a bestselling novelist. In Mother of Pearl she brings heartbreak and warmth to a saga which is both shocking and tender in the telling of a family tragedy. Only someone with Maureen Lee's skill could solve the problems of a seemingly impossible situation with such sensitivity and gentle humour.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 124 x 142 x 22mm | 189g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752891081
  • 9780752891088
  • 1,755,349

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'An engrossing and warm story of tough but forgiving Liverpool people, narrated with enormous energy and warmth.' -- Rachel Redford THE OLDIEshow more

About Maureen Lee

Bestselling author Maureen Lee was born in Bootle and lives in Colchester, Essex. As well as her novels, she has had a play professionally staged. Maureen won the 2000 RNA Award for her novel DANCING IN THE DARK. With numerous audiobook and stage credits to her name, Jacqueline King has also had a great variety of television roles, including parts in Doctors, Doctor Who, The Bill, 55 Degrees North and Casualty. She has read a number of Maureen Lee audios, abridged and unabridged.show more

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474 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 36% (173)
4 39% (183)
3 19% (90)
2 4% (21)
1 1% (7)
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