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  • Published: 14 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141046075
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $19.99

Secrets




Lesley Pearse is one of Penguin's premium brand authors with total sales of 10 million copies worldwide

Set in the 1930s, the classic novel from bestselling author Lesley Pearse tells the story of one girl's struggle against cruelty and, her quest for love.

Twelve-year-old Adele Talbot's unhappy mother Rose succumbs to madness after a family tragedy and Adele is placed in a bleak children's home. But when her trust is betrayed she runs away - hoping to find her grandmother in Sussex.

By the time she does so, Adele is desperately ill and has to be nursed back to health among the beautiful Rye Marshes. And then she meets the wonderful Michael Bailey.

As friendship blossoms into love and they come of age together - Adele becoming a nurse and Michael joining the RAF - she believes she can put her troubled past behind her. But with the outbreak of war and the sudden appearance of Rose, bearing shocking family secrets, suddenly all of Adele's hopes appear impossibly fragile ...

  • Published: 14 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141046075
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Lesley Pearse

Lesley Pearse was brought up in South London in various orphanages from the age of three. She learned about the Soho club scene and the music business during the Sixties with the late John Pritchard. Her novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide. Lesley has three daughters and three grandchildren and lives in Bristol.

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