A gripping and emotional story from the bestselling author of Stolen


Discover the captivating story of courage, daring and love from the No. 1 international bestseller Lesley Pearse

'Evocative, compelling, told from the heart'
Sunday Express

With her reputation in tatters, 17-year-old Mari needs to get away from the gossip of her small town.

So the chance to leave for London seems like the perfect fresh start.

But war is brewing . . .

And when London is overwhelmed by the Blitz, Mari's glamorous new life is blown apart.

Lost and alone, she must learn what it means to survive . . .


'Utterly riveting, brilliant'

'Characters it is impossible not to care about'
Daily Mail

'Full of love, passion and heartbreak'

'Glorious, heartwarming'
Woman & Home


  • Lesley Pearse, No.1 bestselling author of The Promise and Belle is back with Survivor, the story of Mariette, a born fighter.
    from the publisher's description

About the author

Lesley Pearse

International bestselling author Lesley Pearse has lived a life as rich with incidents, setbacks and joys as any found in her novels.

Resourceful, determined and willing to have a go at almost anything, Lesley left home at sixteen. By the mid sixties she was living in London, sharing flats, partying hard and married to a trumpet player in a jazz-rock band. She has also worked as a nanny and a Playboy bunny, and designed and made clothes to sell to boutiques.

It was only after having three daughters that Lesley began to write. The hardships, traumas, close friends and lovers from those early years were inspiration for her beloved novels. She published her first book at forty-nine and has not looked back since.

Lesley is still a party girl.
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