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Georgia | [Lesley Pearse]

Georgia

When nine-year-old orphan Georgia James is unexpectedly fostered by the kindly Celia and her bank manager husband, she can hardly believe her luck. But then - on her 15th birthday - she suffers the cruellest betrayal of all at the hands of her foster father and is forced to run away, leaving everything she loves behind.
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Publisher's Summary

When nine-year-old orphan Georgia James is unexpectedly fostered by the kindly Celia and her bank manager husband, she can hardly believe her luck. But then - on her 15th birthday - she suffers the cruellest betrayal of all at the hands of her foster father and is forced to run away, leaving everything she loves behind.

Penniless, sleeping rough, Georgia is soon introduced to the sleazy Soho world of brassy strippers, sweat shops, camaraderie, and hardship. Fired by a fierce ambition, blessed with an extraordinary voice, her long struggle for fame and fortune begins. But even when she reaches the top, she finds that the scars of the past can open up to ruin her.

©1993 Lesley Pearse; (P)2007 W F Howes Ltd

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    Leslie StaffanstorpSweden 03-18-09
    Leslie StaffanstorpSweden 03-18-09 Member Since 2010
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    "Predictable but enjoyable"

    Good book, a little long. Very predictable, yet heartwarming.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kasandra BeachleyUnited Kingdom 01-09-09
    Kasandra BeachleyUnited Kingdom 01-09-09
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    "Excellent"

    This is the second one I've listened to, by this lovely woman. Totally engaging! Vibrant descriptions of 1960's London - so good I thought I'd lived it myself. A bit predictable in places, but the main character is so lovable, I easily over looked it. Can't wait to start in on the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Clera
    Islington, London, United Kingdom
    1/27/10
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    "Georgia"

    very good read, one of my first audio books and i enjoyed every minute so much so that I got another book from the same Author.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • jane joensen
    7/23/14
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    "A wonderful listen.."
    What made the experience of listening to Georgia the most enjoyable?

    Listening to Georgia was wonderful as the story kept evolving. Lots of splendid details.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way that it was a listen that just wanting you to keep on listening. Never a dull moment during the story.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    It is difficult to choose a favorite scene but I did like hearing about the beginning of Georgias singing career and her interaction with the band.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by many situations in the book. It is simply a very good story and I can highly recommend it.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the narration and this story ought to be made into a TV serial. It would be an instant hit :-)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    Newcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom
    2/2/11
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    "excellent"

    having read Lesley Pearce books before they do become a little predictable but still enjoyed this book and her description of characters brings them alive. well worth listening to.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/27/15
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    "Joan"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It is one of Lesley Pearse's excellent books that draw the listener into the story


    What did you like best about this story?

    the character and how she copes with the hateful way she and other children are treated by one nun but still has compassion for younger children.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Sister Mary cares for Georgia after the Sister Agnes had made Georgia get into a scalding bath.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Love overcomes all hate


    Any additional comments?

    Great book can't wait for more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • elucas
    4/24/15
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    "Good"

    Enjoyed it very much hours of good listening so all I can say very very very good as all Lesley peares books are

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mike
    3/19/15
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    "Excellent listen"

    Well read, although the story is predictable it is told so well you overlook that. I do love how she describes certain things and people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs A
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    3/10/15
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    "Another winner from Lesley Pearse!"
    If you could sum up Georgia in three words, what would they be?

    Heart-breaking, exciting, gripping!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Actually, they are ALL well written.
    From the love and hope I had for the main character Gearogia, to the loathing I developed for Brian Andersom.... all the characters made me feel something - which means they gotta be well written to have that reaction!!


    Have you listened to any of Emma Powell’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is the first book I have listened to with this reader.... her accents were a little strained at times, and once during a conversation between Georgia and Max, I noticed that she read something in the wrong accent, but overall, I rated her performance a 4!
    I certainly has not put me off listening to another book by her.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It's an emotional roller-coaster.... like so many of her other books.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the listen. I do like Ms Pearse's stories!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • m
    Trowbridge, United Kingdom
    8/28/13
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    "Brilliant listening"
    What made the experience of listening to Georgia the most enjoyable?

    The narrators voice is so relaxing ..


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Georgia is getting her termination is was heart rending ..


    Any additional comments?

    Hours upon hours of well read , fast moving story telling .. Well worth purchasing ..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shirlana
    london, United Kingdom
    7/2/13
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    "Fantastic"

    This has a great story line and I could not switch off. What an amazing and inspirational story.

    I was hooked.

    RECOMMENDED

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roy
    OBAN, United Kingdom
    10/27/11
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    "Georgia by Lesley Pearce"

    Gripping storyline, very well read, not a good one to go to bed with though, it will keep you awake listening to a graphically described plot!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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