Gypsy

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What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Gypsy by Lesley Pearse, read by Heather Bleasdale.

Gypsy is a compelling historical novel of survival from international number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse.

Liverpool, 1893, and tragedy sends Beth Bolton on a journey far from home …

Fifteen-year-old Beth’s dreams are shattered when she, her brother Sam and baby sister Molly are orphaned. Sam believes that only in America can they make their fortunes so, reluctantly leaving Molly with adoptive parents, brother and sister embark on the greatest adventure of their lives.

Onboard the steamer to New York there are rogues aplenty. But Beth’s talent with the fiddle earns her the nickname Gypsy – and the friendship of charismatic gambler Theo and sharp-witted Londoner, Jack. And after dodging trouble across America, finally the foursome head for the dangerous mountains of Canada and the Klondike river in search of gold.

How far must Beth go to find happiness? And will her travels lead this gypsy to a place she can call home?

Praise for Lesley Pearse:

‘With characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best’ Daily Mail

‘Lose yourself in this epic saga’ Bella

‘An emotional and moving epic you won’t forget in a hurry’ Woman’s Weekly

Find Lesley on Twitter @LesleyPearse or find out more on her website

Critics Review

  • With characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best

    Daily Mail
  • Gypsy is a compelling historical novel of survival from international number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse.

    Tragedy sent her on a journey far from home . . .

    from the publisher's description
  • An emotional and moving epic that you won’t forget in a hurry

    Women's Weekly
  • Full of love, passion and heartbreak

    Best

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