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Maureen Lee - Author

About the Author

Maureen Lee's award winning novels have earned her many fans. Her latest novel, The Leaving of Liverpool, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Maureen was born in Bootle, Liverpool and now lives in Colchester, Essex.

 

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Featured books by Maureen Lee

The Seven Streets of Liverpool

The Seven Streets of Liverpool

Author: Maureen Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2014

Eileen is worried about the growing distance between herself and her RAF husband since he was seriously injured. Why does Nick find every excuse to stay in London on his weekends off, not returning to his loving wife and gorgeous little boy in Liverpool? Lena Newton has longed for a baby of her own but, with her husband posted overseas with the Navy, it's looking unlikely. Lena's lonely days are brightened by visits to the cinema with her neighbour, Mr Ransome, until a familiar face returns to Pearl Street...Since she discovered her American lover was already married, Kitty has hidden away, too ashamed to return to Pearl Street in disgrace with her baby. Finally facing her fears - and her old friends and neighbours - Kitty learns that life has one more surprise in store for her. As the final years of the war are played out, Pearl Street sees friendships forged, hearts broken, babies born and the most joyful of reunions. Once again SUNDAY TIMES Top 10 bestseller Maureen Lee brings to life the small Liverpool street where everyone has a key on a string in their letter box, in case a friend is in need...

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The Seven Streets of Liverpool

The Seven Streets of Liverpool

Author: Maureen Lee Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Pearl Street in Liverpool has already seen its share of drama and tragedy in the opening years of the War, but as the residents prepare for Christmas 1942, its spirit and friendship in adversity binds them closely together. Since her RAF husband was seriously injured, Eileen has worried about the growing distance between them. Why does Nick finding every excuse to stay in London on his weekends off, not returning to his loving wife and gorgeous little boy in Liverpool? Lena Newton has longed for a baby of her own but, with her husband posted overseas with the Navy, it's looking unlikely. Lena's lonely days are brightened by visits to the cinema with her neighbour, Mr Ransome, until a familiar face returns to Pearl Street ...Since she discovered her American lover was already married, Kitty has hidden away, too ashamed to return to Pearl Street in disgrace with her baby. Finally facing her fears - and her old friends and neighbours - Kitty learns that life has one more surprise in store for her. As the final years of the war are played out, Pearl Street sees friendships forged, hearts broken, babies born and the most joyful of reunions.

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Flora and Grace

Flora and Grace

Author: Maureen Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2013

1944. It is spring, late morning, when Flora's life changes for ever. She is standing on a platform in the Swiss mountains, watching as a cattle train draws near. From within the wooden trucks she can hear human voices - groaning, pleading and desperate. Horrified, she begins to run alongside the train, frantically trying to help. But as the train picks up speed, a filthy bundle of rags is thrust through the slats and into her arms - 'Take him. His name is Simon.' Flora stands on the platform, a baby boy cradled against her. And although everything looks exactly as it had done moments before, nothing will ever be the same again. SUNDAY TIMES bestseller Maureen Lee has written a powerful, moving story of war, motherhood and love.

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Other books by Maureen Lee

Dusk

Dusk

Author: Maureen Lee Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/06/2016

As the summer break begins, lifelong friends Norah and Daisy are looking forward to one last summer together. That was until they fall under the spell of charismatic newcomer, Jack Hannay. But as the summer draws to a close, Daisy refuses to accept that it is over. She insists on one last visit to Jack's boat where something so horrific happens that leaves them suffering the effects for years to come...

After the War is Over

After the War is Over

Author: Maureen Lee Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/05/2016

After the War is Over

After the War is Over

Author: Maureen Lee Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/05/2016

The Kelly Sisters

The Kelly Sisters

Author: Maureen Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2015

It should have been the start of a brand new life in Liverpool...Patricia, Tara and Aideen couldn't be more excited about leaving Dublin with their father and heading for a new life in Liverpool. Yet it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems. The day after the family arrive in England, father Bernie hastily sweeps the girls onto a huge ocean liner heading to New York. When Bernie tragically vanishes midway across the Atlantic, the grieving sisters are forced to prepare themselves for a new life far away from home, friends and family. What was their father running from? Can the girls put the tragedy behind them and build new lives in New York? A heartwarming family saga from Sunday Times bestselling author Maureen Lee - perfect for readers of Katie Flynn, Dilly Court and Kitty Neale. What readers are saying about Maureen Lee - the queen of Liverpool sagas 'A great storyteller' Liz, Amazon reviewer 'The characters jump off the page, I would definitely recommend' R, Amazon reviewer 'I never want to put Maureen's books down' Whitehouse, Amazon reviewer 'I couldn't put this book down' Pat, Amazon reviewer 'Kept me gripped from the very first page...highly recommend' Diana, Amazon reviewer

Eye For An Eye

Eye For An Eye

Author: Maureen Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2015

An exclusive ebook suspense novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Maureen Lee.Culloden: an elite boarding school for girls in New Hampshire, surrounded by fields of yellow corn which roll down to the sea, is now a headline in the national newspapers due to a mysterious disappearance.On their very last day of school, three young women say goodbye to each other for a final time: Julie, Cornelia and Sam. But as they do so, they make a promise: never to contact each other again, never to speak of what happened that term. Among the privileged families who mingle on the grass lawns at graduation, there are those who carry secrets of their own. And Culloden is a school with more than one dark secret at its heart...

Dancing in the Dark

Dancing in the Dark

Author: Maureen Lee Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/09/2015

Dusk

Dusk

Author: Maureen Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

A gripping ebook-exclusive suspense novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Maureen Lee.Sixteen years ago, summer went wrong...As school closed and the long summer break begins, lifelong friends Norah and Daisy are looking forward to one last summer together. Daisy has finished school and is about to marry; Norah is due to return for her A Levels. Those last few weeks were meant to be a special time, but that was before the strangely charismatic Jack Hannay arrived at the local boatyard. Instead of visiting all the places they had planned that summer, the girls fall under Jack's dark spell as does beautiful Amanda, who dreams of being an actress. But as the summer draws to a close, Daisy refuses to accept that it is over. She insists on one last visit to Jack's boat where something so horrific happens that it shatters the lives of all three girls in a cruel and brutal way. Sixteen years later, all three women are still suffering from the effects of that night in their own different ways. But there are matters yet to be resolved, mysteries to solve and truths to face before lives can return to normal, if they ever can...

The Seven Streets of Liverpool

The Seven Streets of Liverpool

Author: Maureen Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2014

Eileen is worried about the growing distance between herself and her RAF husband since he was seriously injured. Why does Nick find every excuse to stay in London on his weekends off, not returning to his loving wife and gorgeous little boy in Liverpool? Lena Newton has longed for a baby of her own but, with her husband posted overseas with the Navy, it's looking unlikely. Lena's lonely days are brightened by visits to the cinema with her neighbour, Mr Ransome, until a familiar face returns to Pearl Street...Since she discovered her American lover was already married, Kitty has hidden away, too ashamed to return to Pearl Street in disgrace with her baby. Finally facing her fears - and her old friends and neighbours - Kitty learns that life has one more surprise in store for her. As the final years of the war are played out, Pearl Street sees friendships forged, hearts broken, babies born and the most joyful of reunions. Once again SUNDAY TIMES Top 10 bestseller Maureen Lee brings to life the small Liverpool street where everyone has a key on a string in their letter box, in case a friend is in need...

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The Seven Streets of Liverpool

The Seven Streets of Liverpool

Author: Maureen Lee Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2014

Pearl Street, Liverpool, Christmas 1942. Despite the drama and tragedy of the War, the street's spirit and friendship in adversity binds them together. Since her husband was injured, Eileen has worried about the growing distance between them. Lena Newton longs for a baby but with her husband posted in the Navy, it's looking unlikely. And Kitty has hidden away since she discovered her lover was married, too ashamed to return in disgrace with her baby.

Flora and Grace

Flora and Grace

Author: Maureen Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2013

1944. It is spring, late morning, when Flora's life changes for ever. She is standing on a platform in the Swiss mountains, watching as a cattle train draws near. From within the wooden trucks she can hear human voices - groaning, pleading and desperate. Horrified, she begins to run alongside the train, frantically trying to help. But as the train picks up speed, a filthy bundle of rags is thrust through the slats and into her arms - 'Take him. His name is Simon.' Flora stands on the platform, a baby boy cradled against her. And although everything looks exactly as it had done moments before, nothing will ever be the same again. SUNDAY TIMES bestseller Maureen Lee has written a powerful, moving story of war, motherhood and love.

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Maureen Lee - Ten Great Novels

Maureen Lee - Ten Great Novels

Author: Maureen Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2013

Ten heart-warming tales set during the post-war years, from an author at the top of her genre.Comprises: STEPPING STONES; LIGHTS OUT LIVERPOOL; PUT OUT THE FIRES; THROUGH THE STORM; LIVERPOOL ANNIE; DANCING IN THE DARK; THE GIRL FROM BAREFOOT HOUSE; LACEYS OF LIVERPOOL; THE HOUSE BY PRINCES PARK; LIME STREET BLUES.

Au Revoir Liverpool

Au Revoir Liverpool

Author: Maureen Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/12/2011

A gripping Second World War novel, from the bestselling author of NOTHING LASTS FOREVER and THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL. Liverpool, 1937. Jessica is married to Bertie, a mean, patronising man who she has stayed with purely for the sake of her two young children. To make up for the love and passion that is missing from her life, she spends the occasional afternoon at the local cinema, lost in romantic films. But when an unexpected glass of champagne is offered to her in a Liverpool hotel, the consequences turn out to be shattering. When Bertie discovers his wife's deceit, he is ruthless in his revenge. He sells their house and disappears with her beloved children, leaving Jessica devastated and alone. Then she is asked to visit Paris and help an old friend and her small daughters return to Liverpool before the onset of the war. But Jessica finds herself stranded in Paris under German occupation. With new friends and a small family to care for, she must find the courage that she never knew she possessed...

Martha's Journey

Martha's Journey

Author: Maureen Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/12/2010

A powerful First World War story of a woman's quest for justice, from the bestselling author of NOTHING LASTS FOREVER and THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL. Liverpool 1915. Martha Rossi lives in a tenement with her husband and their five children. Despite working all the hours she can, the family don't have much to get by on. When Martha's fourteen-year-old son, Joe, proudly enlists to fight for his country just to earn his mother an extra shilling, Martha is horrified. She realises the government is turning a blind eye to the scores of young boys who are joining the army. Despite her pleas and protests, Joe is dispatched to France within weeks. Unbeknown to them all, Joe's act of selfless heroism will have huge implications for Martha and all the family. As the dreaded telegrams begin to arrive from the front in France, mothers' hearts are broken across the country. Spurred on by grief of her own, Martha Rossi begins a quest that will take her right to the doors of No. 10 Downing Street. Martha's journey there will be a tough one, but with courage and the support of her friends and family, it will be the most important undertaking of her life.

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing Lasts Forever

Author: Maureen Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2009

A warm-hearted story of one idyllic summer and four very different women - from the bestselling author of MOTHER OF PEARL. Brodie Logan's seemingly idyllic life with her once-loving husband is suddenly turned upside down - so she moves to a big shared house in Liverpool, and there meets a remarkable group of people. Twenty-five-year-old Diana seems so innocent and childlike, yet she was responsible for raising her three younger brothers. But suddenly there is no place for her in the only home she has ever known. Vanessa, once a successful career woman, still can't get over the shock of an unexpected rejection. And Rachel, barely fifteen, with her baby daughter, Poppy, is determined to keep the child some people seem set on taking away from her. As they while away the brilliant summer under the trees in the lovely garden of the big house, friendships form that will last a lifetime - but there are troubles on the horizon; after all, nothing lasts forever...

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