The Seven Streets of Liverpool, Paperback

The Seven Streets of Liverpool Paperback

5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Liverpool, 1942. As the residents of Pearl Street prepare for Christmas, adversity and tragedy bring them ever closer together.

A powerful new saga from the bestselling author of AFTER THE WAR IS OVER. 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...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sagas
  • ISBN: 9781409137337



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Some of Maureen Lee's earliest books were the Pearl Street Trilogy. Those stories ended in 1942 and at last she has written a final instalment, making the trilogy into a quartet and taking us from Christmas 1942 through to the end of the war. However, The Seven Streets of Liverpool can be read as a standalone book. Maureen Lee is, for me, the queen of the saga writers and in this book we follow Eileen, whose husband has been injured in the war and believes she can no longer love him and Lena, who is new to the street and is lonely, together with the lives of various other residents of Pearl Street in Bootle.There's no real plot as such, it's more a slice of the eventful (and sometimes uneventful) lives of ordinary people. I just find this author's books so easy to read and she is my go-to author if I find myself unable to get into any other books, or if I just want an uncomplicated read about characters I can come to care about. I found myself racing through the book as I immersed myself in the ups and downs of the families, leading to an ending that left me closing the book with a smile on my face. I found this book to be a very engaging read and I'd definitely recommend it to those who like family sagas.

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