Lesley Pearse
24 February 2022
Agora Books

New Zealand, 1938. Despite her parents fear for her reputation, Mariette Carrera is a bold and defiant young woman. And though the whole world awaits a war, she sets sail for London, leaving her small town behind her.

Finally free, Mari throws herself into her new life: glittering parties and dances in the West End, securing a job as a typist, and maybe falling in love.

But when the Blitz hits London, Mari’s new life is torn apart. Alone in the East End, she feels less sure of herself than ever. With a bit of gumption and selfless courage, Mari must learn to help others if she is to survive the war…

Survivor is best-selling author Lesley Pearse’s stunning conclusion to her Belle Trilogy.



‘A truly compelling, beautifully written story of hope, courage and survival’ — Closer

‘Storytelling at its very best’ — Daily Mail

‘Evocative, compelling, told from the heart’ — Sunday Express

‘Glorious, heart-warming’ — Woman & Home

‘Intrigue, heart-tugging, beautifully written’ — Closer

‘Characters it is impossible not to care about’ — Daily Mail


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