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Random House, May 30, 2011 - Fiction - 736 pages
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From one of the UK’s best-loved novelists and the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of ‘Stolen’.

Ellie is a sweet-natured brunette, generous of heart with a sparkling smile and an accent which reveals her East End background.

Bonny is beautiful and spoilt, with cascades of blonde hair, the brightest pair of blue eyes and a mouth like Cupid's bow.

The two girls meet in London at the end of the war when, seduced by two American airmen, they pool their wits and resources and set off to make a living on the stage. Set against the hardship and austerity of post-war Britain, and the glamour and ruthlessness of life in variety theatre, their story is one of sacrifice and burning ambition. But most of all of a powerful friendship that lasts against all odds.

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Review: Ellie (Ellie #1)

User Review  - Belinda - Goodreads

Fantastic story!! Love Pearse's writing style, very descriptive. Recommended read. Read full review

Review: Ellie (Ellie #1)

User Review  - Abbie - Goodreads

I usually love lesley pearse books but I do not agree with the ending of this book. I loved it until the ending. It makes me mad that she seems to say it is okay to lie and entrap men and that it will bring you a happy ending! So annoyed with this book! Read full review

About the author (2011)

Lesley Pearse was born in Rochester, Kent, but has lived in the West Country for over thirty years. She has three daughters and two grandsons. She is the author of twenty novels and now writes full-time.

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