Learn more Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Paperwhite Shop now Shop Now Shop now

Customer Reviews

41
4.7 out of 5 stars
Lights Out Liverpool
Format: PaperbackChange
Price:£7.99+Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2002
Not since reading Lilly my Lovely (LENA KENNEDY)
have i cried so much reading a book You feel Eileens total dispair at the end of the book yes the ending is a cliffhanger and you will need to buy the other books, i would put these books in the same league as Lillian Harrys "April Grove"
books and if you enjoy them you are sure to enjoy
these, i have to say i am now a true fan of Maureen Lee and can't wait to read more of her books.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 14 June 1999
I read this book twice, just to make sure I had not missed anything. I then went on a trail to buy the sequel. The book was fantastic. I cried at the sad happenings and laughed along with all the characters on a good day. This is the best book I have ever read. I actually felt that i was a part of the happenings. Fantastic.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 11 May 1999
Don't buy this book unless you're prepared to buy the follow up books, Put out the Fires and Stepping Stones. They are SO good. Maureen Lee writes it as it was:- according to my mother who lived through these times and started to cry a couple of chapters into the books as she could remember how it felt. You have been warned! Tissues to the ready! Anyone who enjoys a good family saga brilliantly written will be totally immersed in these books.
.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 19 January 2000
I have read many WW2 novels, and this one was very good. I gained a different perspective learning about what the citizens in Bootle, Liverpoole went through during the war.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Anyone looking for a family saga please do not miss this. It's Maureen Lee at her best. Will now order the next two in the series. They are the stories which can be read several times without getting boring. Always something different to discover each time they are read.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
This is a gritty-details story of how people in Liverpool lived during wartime. The blitz hit the shipping port as goods could be brought in and ships provisioned. Women were left to run businesses and war relief efforts, street lights and car headlamps were extinguished at night and people stumbled home in the pitch black.

The characters are good and the story is realistic and involving. We get a very good sense of place and of era. I recommend this as an involving read and it makes us grateful for some of our seldom-considered luxuries today.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 19 October 2014
What a superb book written about the feelings of the inhabitants of Pearl St. As you read you almost know what will happen next but that does not detract from the enjoyment of escaping for a while in its story.

It's ending was expected also with the frustration of knowing that Eileen' s life has been turned upside down and that of her young son Tony by the deceitful Francis yet again. All you want is for them both to live happy ever after with Nick. Perhaps the next book in the series may shed light on that scenario.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I've not read this British author before but greatly enjoyed this book, which is the first of a trilogy. I have bought the whole trilogy on the basis of how much I liked book 1.
Set in WWII in England, Maureen Lee brings the era to life and creates such endearing characters. I felt very much in that world, dealing with the awful situation of a country at war and the problems that brings.
The characters delight and the descriptions of those times are well researched.
Heartwarming and gritty.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I love this book. I have only recently discovered Maureen Lee and have to say, 'What a brilliant storyteller!' Coming from Liverpool myself I recognise a lot of the places mentioned and so feel I am right there. Her attention to detail and the wartime historical content are so authentic she has obviously done the research. Highly recommend for those who love reading family orientated stories.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 26 April 2014
The best read according to my Mom who said she just could'nt put the books down.They flowed brilliantly from one book to the other ,introducing new characters with ease.The story and style of writing wanted to read on and on not wanting to stop reading.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Through The Storm
Through The Storm by Maureen Lee (Paperback - 2 April 2009)
£7.99

The Seven Streets of Liverpool
The Seven Streets of Liverpool by Maureen Lee (Paperback - 4 Dec. 2014)
£3.00

 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.