Pearse and Moore toast a quarter-century of collaboration

Pearse and Moore toast a quarter-century of collaboration

For a writer with 10 million-plus sales worldwide, Lesley Pearse is refreshingly grounded. Asked how she describes her work, she laughs, labelling it “Enid Blyton for grown-ups”, fully owning her place as “a mass-market writer”.

“I see writing books as a complete entertainment. I think we’re far too sniffy,” says Pearse. “People used to tell me, ‘I don’t normally read books like yours’, which was quite hurtful. It implied books ‘like mine’ weren’t worthy of their interest. I think that’s beginning to change. I know I’m always going to go down well in supermarkets, and perhaps not in the te...

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