Queen of the Mersey
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.
- Audio tape
- 05 Oct 2006
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Maureen Lee
Maureen Lee was born in Bootle and now lives in Colchester, Essex. She has had numerous short stories published and a play professionally staged. She now writes full time. In 1999 she won the Romantic Novelists' Award for best novel with DANCING IN THE DARK. Elizabeth Berrington's film credits include Quills, Onegin, Eight and a Half Women and two Mike Leigh films - Secrets and Lies and Naked. On television she has appeared as Belinda in Falling Down, Ruth in The Lakes, Silent Witness, The Moonstone and My Wonderful Life.