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  • Published: 14 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141046037
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 768
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Never Look Back




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

From the slums of Victorian London to a New World ...

Matilda Jennings was a poor flower girl in Covent Garden until the day she saved the life of a minister's daughter called Tabitha. Drawn into the bosom of little Tabitha's family, she little realises it will soon mean uprooting her own life.

For Matilda leaves Victorian London's slums and heads first for the darkest corners of New York, then beyond into the plains of the Wild West and San Francisco's gold rush. With only her beauty, intelligence and the strong will she forged on London's streets to guide her, Matilda must create a new life for herself and Tabitha. Between the sweat and tears, heartbreak and passion, she encounters Captain James Russell, a man in whom she might find true love. A love that must withstand separation, war and the birth pangs of a new nation. But through it all, Matilda knows she must never look back . . .

  • Published: 14 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141046037
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 768
Categories:

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.

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, settling upon a career that would allow her gifts to blossom: she became a published writer. Lesley now lives just outside Bristol. She has three daughters and two grandchildren.

Find out more about Lesley and keep up to date with what she's been doing by following her on Twitter@LesleyPearse or by signing up for her regular newsletter at www.LesleyPearse.com

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Praise for Never Look Back

The courageous tale of a poor Victorian flower girl, who makes an epic journey from London across a vast and wild America . . . As voted by readers as their favourite Lesley Pearse novel, Never Look Back is by the international NO.1 BESTSELLING author.

from the publisher's description

With characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best

Daily Mail

An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry

Woman's Weekly

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