Queen of the Mersey
|Rating||:||4.99 (558 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||608 Pages|
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. Queen of the Mersey appeared in THE GAURDIAN TOP 40 at number 18 on 30 August. A good summer read.' NORWICH EVENING NEWS 22 August . Maureen was in Liverpool for publication and did some local stock signings. Characters and situations come tolife with clarity and the
She is an RNA winner, and writes full time. Maureen now lives in Colchester, Essex.To find out more, visit maureenlee . Her latest novel, The Leaving of Liverpool, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Her award-winning novels have earned her many fans. Maureen Lee was born in Liverpool and had numerous short stories published and a play professionally staged before her first novel was publishe
A wonderfully involving family story that begins in Liverpool at the beginning of the Second World War and spans forty turbulent years.Liverpool, 1939. At fourteen, Queenie lacks Laura's confidence and has been deserted by her good-time mother. Laura is twenty-one and happily married. The girls have a wonderful time - and then something happens, so terrifying that it will haunt them for the rest of their lives.. At first, it is a haven of peace and quiet. The two become friends, but when the air raids begin Queenie is trusted to look after two young children, and the three of them are evacuated to a small town on the coast of Wales. The Second World War is about to start when pretty Laura Oliver meets Queenie Todd
Offers much but much is missing, sadly Mr. J. M. Haines As someone from Liverpool, or as good as, rather ironically I suppose, I have always shied away from such yarns concerning the likes of 'Old Ma Brannigan and her brood, all living in a one room flat down by the docks' sort of offering. But this book came my way by accident and so I duly read it. I did enjoy it, but it wasn't problem free, for me anyway.At the start of the tale, set in Bootle just before the . A Nice Saga They meet in 1939 Liverpool. Mary and Hester could be more different. Mary is the only girl in a family of boys and loved by all. Hester an only child of Laura and Roddy. After meeting Queenie Tate a young girl who has been left on her own by her good time mother. War comes and the girls are evacuated but some awful happen that will change them forever. The coming years will see many changes but they will al. "Queen of the Mersey" according to Sue Thorp. Good read , lots of action , have read a few of her books an this one is just as good . Her ties in to the lives of the characters is great the end was a long winded though and very predicable.A good read.