The Long and Winding Road

The Long and Winding Road

Literary Biographies
Hardback Published on: 29/02/2024
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One of the world’s bestselling storytellers, Lesley Pearse writes brilliantly about survivors. Why? Because she is one herself.

Born during the Second World War, Lesley’s innocence came to an abrupt end when a neighbour found her, aged 3, coatless in the snow. The mother she’d been unable to wake had been dead for days. Sent to an orphanage, Lesley soon learned adults couldn’t always be trusted.

As a teenager in the swinging sixties, she took herself to London. Here, the second great tragedy of her life occurred. Falling pregnant, she was sent to a mother and baby home, and watched helplessly as her newborn was taken from her.

But like so many of her generation, Lesley had to carry on. She was, after all, a true survivor. Marriage and children followed – and all the while she nurtured a dream: to be a writer. Yet it wasn’t until at the age of 48 that her stories – of women struggling in a difficult world – found a publisher, and the bestseller lists beckoned.

As heartbreaking as it is heartwarming, Lesley’s story really is A Long and Winding Road with surprises and uplifting hope around every corner.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241453209
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 640g
  • Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 35 mm

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The Long and Winding Road
Tells of Author Lesley Pearse's Life and How She Made it as a Successful Author.
Born during the Second World War, Lesley's innocence came to an abrupt end when her neighbour found her, age three, coatless in the snow. The mother she'd ... READ MORE
Louise Wilson
The Long and Winding Road
Even the most challenging paths can lead to incredible destinations...
I'd never in a million years have guessed that author Lesley Pearse had lived such a wild, eventful, crazy life as is laid out in these pages! From a di... READ MORE
Laura Nazmdeh
The Long and Winding Road
I do not normally read autobiographies. I usually stick to fiction but was offered a copy of Lesley Pearse’ and since I have read and loved her books, I th... READ MORE
Michelle De Alwis
The Long and Winding Road
Honest read
An honest and at times very emotional read.Lesley Pearse has had a very colourful life and the hard times she's been through have made her into a very det... READ MORE
The Long and Winding Road
Having said all of that, I definitely think it will be an interesting read for Lesley Pearse fans.
I'm sure that all bibliophiles know of Lesley Pearse, but how many of us actually know who she is as a person rather than an author? I was super excited to... READ MORE
Victoria Bucknell
The Long and Winding Road
Great real-life story from this fab fiction writer.
I've read quite a few of Lesley Pearse's fiction books; she certainly knows how to tell a good story, and will doubtless have drawn on her experiences when... READ MORE
Julie Haigh
The Long and Winding Road
An eventful life told at breakneck speed!
I will start by saying I have never read any of Lesley Pearse's books so I came into this with little knowledge of the author or her style. The writing ... READ MORE
The Long and Winding Road
An absolute must read
How fantastic is this book!! What a hard and difficult life Lesley has had but after reading her story I can see how her early books were written with kno... READ MORE
Lorraine Joad
The Long and Winding Road
A thrilling memoir
'The Long and Winding Road' by Lesley Pearse is a non fiction memoir. Lesley Pearse having been a best selling author for some time, shares the story of... READ MORE
Melanie Greaves
The Long and Winding Road
I have been a devout reader since she used to live near me and visited our local library with a book signing of her very first book. I was eager to read... READ MORE