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Review: Survivor by Lesley Pearse

PUBLISHED: 13:25 21 July 2014 | UPDATED: 10:13 24 July 2014

Survivor by Lesley Pearse

Survivor by Lesley Pearse


Staff Writer Gemma Clapp reviews the bestselling author’s latest novel, out now

With sales over over 10 million copies, author Lesley Pearse is one of the best known and loved writers from the modern era. And the global number one bestseller, who has a holiday home in Torquay, is back with her latest novel, Survivor.

Survivor is the third book in the enthralling Belle series, with the hardback book reaching number one in the charts in February 2014. To celebrate the release of the paperback version, we were lucky enough to get our hands on a copy.

Set in 1938, Survivor is a historical drama that follows 17-year-old Mariette as she travels from New Zealand to London while Europe is on the brink of war.

The story is compelling and addictive and, like all of Pearse’s other novels, left me gripped from beginning to end. It’s no surprise that she’s often dubbed ‘the Queen of Storytellers’; Survivor has it all - love, happiness, heartbreak and sorrow.

It’s the perfect book to pack for your summer holiday or to enjoy curled up on the sofa after a day at work.

Survivor is published by Penguin,, 01206 25616

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