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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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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 2006
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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.

    1 of 1 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 :-)

    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

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  • 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!!

    0 of 0 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Stella Noons
    7/20/08
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    "Georgia"

    An extremely good listen. One of the best I have downloaded.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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