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Stepping Stones

Maureen Lee

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Sagas

From 1930s' Liverpool to London, then California, and finally back to Liverpool, the powerful and compelling saga of one woman's turbulent life

Kitty O'Brien's husband is a drunken thug and in order to feed her starving children she sells her body on the Liverpool docks; her daughter Lizzie's exotic looks are not those of her father. At 13, Lizzie is pregnant by her father and, still weak after an abortion, she kills him. Her mother takes the blame, but Lizzie cannot blot out the painful memories of her childhood. Eventually, with a failed marriage behind her, she finds fame, fortune and friendship in Hollywood - but happiness continues to elude her.

And so she returns to her roots and it is her final marriage and its disastrous consequences that at last force her to face her past and find the happiness and peace of mind that has always escaped her.

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Maureen Lee

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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