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Lesley Pearse

About 
Lesley Pearse was told as a child that she had too much imagination for her own good. When she grew up she worked her way through a number of jobs, including nanny, bunny girl, dressmaker and full-time mother before, at the age of forty-nine, she became a published writer.
 
Since then Lesley has become a bestselling author with over ten million of her books sold worldwide.
 
Lesley lives in Devon, United Kingdom and has three daughters and three grandchildren.
 
Photograph © Charlotte Murphy.

Titles by this author

It was Sussex, 2003. When a beautiful blonde girl is found half-drowned on a beach, she has no...

Susan Wright walked into a doctor's surgery and gunned down two members of staff in cold...

Somerset, 1836, and baby Hope is cast out from a world of privilege as living proof of her...

Twelve-year-old Adele Talbot's unhappy mother Rose succumbs to madness after a family...

In 1786 a fisherman's daughter from Cornwall called Mary Broad was sentenced to be hung for...

She witnessed a murder - and now her life is in danger. Fifteen year-old Belle, though raised in...

Two young sisters sent far, far from home. When tragedy deprives little Dulcie Taylor and her...

Will Rosie ever escape from her brutal brothers? As a child, Rosie Parker spent the war years...

Can young Charlie find the strength to save her family? One glorious summer's day, sixteen-...

1995, Scotland. The prison of Cornton Vale. Laura Brannigan is in jail for murder. For two years...

From the slums of Victorian London to a New World...Matilda Jennings was a poor flower girl in...

One young woman in search of a past - and a future ...Sweet-natured but dappy Daisy Buchan...