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Pearl of Pit Lane

(2019)
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'Real sagas with female characters right at the heart' Jane Garvey, Woman's Hour

If you love Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin, you'll LOVE Glenda Young's 'amazing novels!' (ITV's This Morning presenter Sharon Marshall)

'In the world of historical saga writers, there's a brand new voice' My Weekly

What readers are saying about Glenda's dramatically powerful and romantic sagas of tragedy and triumph:

'Better than a Catherine Cookson' 5* reader review

'Wonderful read, full of rich characters, evocative description and a touch of romance' 5* reader review

'Just wanted it to go on forever and read more about the characters and their lives' 5* reader review

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'Put me to work on the pit lane, would you? Is that all you think I'm worth?'

When her mother dies in childbirth, Pearl Edwards is left in the care of her aunt, Annie Grafton. Annie loves Pearl like her own daughter but it isn't easy to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. Annie knows the best way to supplement their meagre income is to walk the pit lane at night, looking for men willing to pay for her company.

As Pearl grows older she is unable to remain ignorant of Annie's profession, despite her aunt's attempts to shield her. But when Pearl finds herself unexpectedly without work and their landlord raises the rent, it becomes clear they have few choices left and Annie is forced to ask Pearl the unthinkable.

Rather than submit to life on the pit lane, Pearl runs away. She has nothing and nowhere to go, but Pearl is determined to survive on her own terms...

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Praise for Glenda Young:

'The feel of the story is totally authentic... Her heroine in the grand Cookson tradition is Pearl... Inspirationally delightful' Peterborough Evening Telegraph

'I really enjoyed Glenda's novel. It's well researched and well written and I found myself caring about her characters' Rosie Goodwin


'Will resonate with saga readers everywhere...a wonderful, uplifting story' Nancy Revell


'All the ingredients for a perfect saga and I loved Meg; she's such a strong and believable character. A fantastic debut' Emma Hornby


'Glenda has an exceptionally keen eye for domestic detail which brings this local community to vivid, colourful life and Meg is a likeable, loving heroine for whom the reader roots from start to finish' Jenny Holmes


'I found it difficult to believe that this was a debut novel, as "brilliant" was the word in my mind when I reached the end. I enjoyed it enormously, being totally absorbed from the first page. I found it extremely well written, and having always loved sagas, one of the best I've read' Margaret Kaine


Look out for all of Glenda's compelling sagas - Belle of the Back Streets, The Tuppenny Child, Pearl of Pit Lane, The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon, The Paper Mill Girl and The Miner's Lass - out now!

Plus, Glenda has launched a brand-new cosy-crime mystery series - don't miss Murder at the Seaview Hotel - out now!

Genre: Sagas

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Hardback Editions

November 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Pearl of Pit Lane: A powerful, romantic saga of tragedy and triumph
Author(s): Glenda Young
ISBN: 1-4722-5665-4 / 978-1-4722-5665-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pearl of Pit Lane: A powerful, romantic saga of tragedy and triumph
Author(s): Glenda Young
ISBN: 1-4722-5666-2 / 978-1-4722-5666-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Pearl Of Pit Lane
Author(s): Glenda Young
ISBN: 1-4079-7572-2 / 978-1-4079-7572-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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December 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Pearl Of Pit Lane
Author(s): Glenda Young
ISBN: 1-4079-7573-0 / 978-1-4079-7573-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Pearl of Pit Lane
Author(s): Glenda Young
Publisher: Headline
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November 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pearl of Pit Lane
Author(s): Glenda Young
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pearl of Pit Lane: A powerful, romantic saga of tragedy and triumph
Author(s): Glenda Young
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pearl of Pit Lane: A powerful, romantic saga of tragedy and triumph
Author(s): Glenda Young
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU