Queen of the Mersey

Queen of the Mersey

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It is Liverpool, 1939. The Second World War is about to start when pretty Laura Oliver meets Queenie Todd. Laura is twenty-one and happily married to dashing Roddy. Plain, inadequate Queenie is only fourteen and has been deserted by her goodtime mother. The two become friends, along with big-hearted Vera Monoghan across the street. When the air raids begin the older women trust Queenie sufficiently to put their small daughters, Hester and Mary, into her care and the three young people are evacuated to Caerdovey, a small town on the coast of Wales. At first it is a haven of peace and quiet. The girls have a wonderful time and then something happens, so terrifying that it will haunt them for the rest of their lives. This unputdownable story tells of great friendships and terrible betrayals. Maureen Lee has written a novel full of the warmth and perception we have come to expect from her.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 40mm | 780.19g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752847503
  • 9780752847504

Review quote

Maureen was in Liverpool for publication and did some local stock signings. Queen of the Mersey appeared in THE GAURDIAN TOP 40 at number 18 on 30 August. Confirmed reviews: Queen of the Mersey will be Book of the Week with a readers group review on SAGA 1057FM date tbc EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES full page review of Queen of the Mersey and Lime Street Blues on 23 August 100 Magazine (East Anglian local interest magazine) review on 22 August 'You'll be totallygripped by this wonderful tale about three Liverpudlian women evacuated to asmall Welsh town before the Second World War.' 4 stars * WOMAN'S OWN 11 August 'Spanning sixyt years, this is a novel of family and friendships written with Maureen Lee's customary warmth and compassion.' COLCHESTER EVENING GAZETTE 1 September 'If you are looking for a good saga to get your teeth into thentry Maureen Lee's Queen of the Mersey. ... Characters and situations come tolife with clarity and the storylines are intriguing. A good summer read.' NORWICH EVENING NEWS 22 Augustshow 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.show more

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209 ratings
4.33 out of 5 stars
5 55% (115)
4 28% (58)
3 15% (31)
2 0% (1)
1 2% (4)
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