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Au Revoir Liverpool [Kindle Edition]

Maureen Lee
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Liverpool, 1937. Jessica is married to Bertie, a mean, patronising man who she has stayed with purely for the sake of her two young children. To make up for the love and passion that is missing from her life, she spends the occasional afternoon at the local cinema, lost in romantic films. But when an unexpected glass of champagne is offered to her in a Liverpool hotel, the consequences turn out to be shattering.

When Bertie discovers his wife's deceit, he is ruthless in his revenge. He sells their house and disappears with her beloved children, leaving Jessica devastated and alone. Then she is asked to visit Paris and help an old friend and her small daughters return to Liverpool before the onset of the war. But Jessica finds herself stranded in Paris under German occupation. With new friends and a small family to care for, she must find the courage that she never knew she possessed...

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He took everything but her courage...

About the Author

Maureen Lee's award-winning novels have earned her many fans and appear regularly on the SUNDAY TIMES Top 10 bestseller list. Maureen was born in Bootle and now lives in Colchester.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 930 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0752876678
  • Publisher: Orion (17 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KZOXA4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,256 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Maureen Lee's award-winning novels have earned her many fans. She is a Sunday Times top ten bestselling author and her latest novel Au Revoir Liverpool is out now in paperback. Maureen has also written two Quick Reads, most recently Amy's Diary, published February 2012. Maureen was born in Bootle, Liverpool and now lives in Colchester, Essex.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars tres bien Maureen 19 Feb. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Read Au revoir Liverpool over a lazy weekend, when my husband was working and I didnt have to move from the couch except to put the kettle on. Like most of Maureen Lee books this one is also set during the second world war. What makes this one different is that it is mainly set in Paris, during the occupation, giving it a completely different angle to previous works. Nice easy read, with some unexpected twists and turns. Well worth a read!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love it !! 5 Jun. 2011
By M.G
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I absolutely loved this book !!
Im a big Maureen Lee fan and have all her books , but this one got me gripped , a little predictable in parts but good all the same .
I read it in a weekend and let my housework go to pot !!
More like this please Maureen .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Occupied City & Hearts 28 Jun. 2012
I am a fan of Maureen Lee's novels and have read them all. Her last I was not that enamoured with so picked up this one with some trepidation. I had no need to be fearful, it was back to the wonderful style that Lee seems to weave within a story.

Jessica, mum to Jamie and Dora is married to Bertie. Everything should be okay but Bertie is very controlling and Jessica very weak. She puts up with everything because of the children. However a mad moment in a hotel with a man who is too close to home results in Jessica suddenly having to be strong.

Bertie still wants to exert control, so he leaves Jessica alone and needing to start again. She gathers herself together and finds a job, from there she meets the father of an old friend Sara who happens to be in Paris. Jessica goes out to Sara whose father would like her to return to Liverpool before war breaks out. Jessica's life changes as war arrives in a very different way in Paris as it would have done in Liverpool. She suddenly finds her self becoming stronger and does not recognise the weak person she once was in an occupied city. However thoughts of what she has left behind are never far from her.

Will the war ever end?

Will Jessica be able to reconcile herself with the city she has left behind? Or will Bertie still try and exert some control if she does return?

Maureen Lee, makes Jessica a character that changes, and as you read, my opinion of her changed. I disliked her greatly for what she was putting up with from her husband and mother in law. Her own mother was not much better, and Jessica was to all intents and purposes a doormat. However, the shock of Bertie's treatment means she has to survive or give up.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous....once again 25 Jan. 2012
By Prawn
I have read all of Maureen Lee's book and enjoyed each and every one. I couldn't wait to get started on "Au Revoir Liverpool". It was fabulous, usually set during world war 2 but unusually set in Paris. Lots of twists and turns - loved it, loved it, cannot wait for her next book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Latest Maureen Lee 13 Feb. 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I purchased this to add to my daughters Maureen Lee collection. Another good story by an author who weaves wonderful stories around Liverpool. Timely delivery
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to Maureen's normal standard. 26 Jun. 2014
By Linda
I started off really enjoying this story but found the ending disappointing. How did Sam know Jessica was in Liverpool with her mother? he told her to go and stay in Riemes with Simone until after the war which she promised she would do. Did she divorce Bertie? When Sam returned he didn't appear to be surprised that he had a son where-as anyone else would have said '"I have a son?" as he didn't know she was pregnant. Did they stay in London, move to Paris or go to Cananda? Too many thing's left unknown. Very disappointed as I have enjoyed Maureen's other books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Au revoir ...... 8 May 2012
I have just finished this book and I loved it ! I have always been a huge fan of Maureen Lee and her latest book met all my expectations and more! I have just come down with the most awful cold, and what with the awful bank holiday weather , what better excuse than to stay curled up under the duvet and say 'Au revoir' to everyday life and lose yourself in another world ! It had some enjoyable characters,romance,a happy ending with a touch of WWII history thrown it..... what more could you want !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read 7 April 2012
I enjoyed reading this book very much. Most of it being in France, which made it different to her other books but just as good!
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