This is Lesley Pearse: international #1 bestselling writer

This is Lesley Pearse: international #1 bestselling writer

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From nanny to bunny girl and dressmaker to shop owner, at the age of forty-eight Lesley Pearse wrote her first book. She now has avid fans the world over and sales of ten million copies of her books to date. Lesley welcomed The Shorely into her Torquay home to talk about her life as a #1 bestseller and the inspiration behind her books. Sit back and watch 10 minutes with the incredible woman behind the books…


Tucked away in Torquay, you’ll find a beautifully kept front garden with white picket fence and a gregarious King Charles Cavalier. Walk up the path and you’re lead to the inspired home of Lesley Pearse, who this year, celebrates twenty five years as a bestselling writer of gripping stories that give a strong voice to women from every walk of life.

I’ve always been quite strong, I mean I left home at 15… I think the struggle is the important thing in the story... it’s the Cinderella syndrome isn’t it, the girl who cleaned out the fireplace and that sort of thing, gets the prince in the end… if she sticks at it long enough!… I think most of us really like that rags to riches scenario. It isn’t difficult to think up stories along those lines
— Lesley Pearse

As a child, Lesley was told that she had too much imagination for her own good. The teacher who uttered those words might be feeling a little shy today. Lesley's latest book, The House across the Street is a compelling, page-turning insight into the secrets of domestic life in a suburban avenue in 1960. Both disturbing and heart-warming this is a Sunday Times bestseller.

“I wrote that one really quickly, I wrote it in about three months. The idea of it came from... I am quite a nosey person, I do spend a lot of time looking out of windows, watching people… It all started by just standing at the window and looking out and wondering what people are getting up to… it’s very easy to imagine stuff.”
— Lesley Pearse

Lesley’s writing legacy is already phenomenal and she’s not stopping any time soon. Her just-do-it attitude is infectious and we love that her writing is getting darker, more gripping and more appealing to both men and women. We’re told her next book is centred around the village of Hallsands that fell into the sea in 1917… we can’t wait to pick up a copy and meet Lesley’s next characters from her magical imagination.



Lesley Pearse is published by Penguin. Discover all of her novels and buy them online at: https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/217/21763/lesley-pearse.html You can also meet Lesley at book events across the UK, including: Appledore Festival, Saturday 29th September 2018 – tickets here: https://www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk/event/25th-anniversary-celebration/ and Exeter Library, Tuesday 9th October 2018 – tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bestselling-author-lesley-pearse-at-exeter-library-tickets-49734892402




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