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'Catherine Cookson's novels are about hardship, the intractability of life and of individuals, the struggle first to survive and next to make sense of one's survival. Humour, toughness, resolution and generosity are Cookson virtues, in a world which she often depicts as cold and violent. Her novels are weighted and driven by her own early experiences of illegitimacy and poverty. This is what gives them power. In the specialised world of women's popular fiction, Cookson has created her own territory' - Helen Dunmore, The Times

About the Author

Catherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate daughter of a poverty-stricken woman, Kate, whom she believed to be her older sister. She began work in service but eventually moved south to Hastings, where she met and married a local grammar-school master. Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer - in 1968 her novel The Round Tower won the Winifred Holtby Award - her readership quickly spread throughout the world and her many bestselling novels have established her as the best-loved of contemporary writers. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford, in 1997. For many years she and her husband Tom lived near Newcastle upon Tyne. She died shortly before her ninetysecond birthday, in June 1998.


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  • File Size: 1537 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Peach Publishing (November 19, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 19, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TO65QG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,936 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Catherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate daughter of a poverty-stricken woman, Kate, whom she believed to be her older sister. She began work in service but eventually moved south to Hastings, where she met and married Tom Cookson, a local grammar-school master.

Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer - her novel The Round Tower won the Winifred Holtby Award for the best regional novel of 1968 - her readership quickly spread throughout the world, and her many best-selling novels established her as one of the most popular of contemporary women novelists.

After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford, in 1997.

For many years she lived near Newcastle upon Tyne. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, in June 1998.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tara VINE VOICE on November 7, 2009
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If anybody had told me that this book had the twist and shout, veneral disease, and mothers behaving badly in it, I most likely would have passed. This being a Cookson novel tho, I gave it a shot. I am glad I did! Cookson has a way of taking the most vile and scandalous occurences in human society and telling it in a decent and entertaining way. To sum this particular novel up: Classic chic lit. Or chic lit before Candace Bushnell learned to type.

Bett and Paul have a very unhappy marriage that is going on its 16th year of misery. They have a fifteen year old daughter, Lorna. Except for Lorna, the only reason Paul stays with Bett is his fear of harming his reputation as well as his medical prospects. Bett has her own vicious reasons. As one scandal after another hits this small household, readers will be on the edge of their seats and occasionally gasping is shock, dismay, or surprise. I didn't see some of this coming. When Bett steals her daughter's boyfriend, it could be the last straw for this family. Or is it??

I loved the ending. It is nice to think that everyone gets whats coming to them...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Valerie on March 15, 2012
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Once again another great story from my favorite author. She never fails to keep me rivetted to the story until I finish, and I always want more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fantail on July 9, 2013
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Another excellent Catherine Cookson read, the long corridor being the distance between "her bedroom' and "his bedroom" The character development during the course of this longish novel was a major factor in making me award 5 stars to this book. The good doctor is the main character - and his interactions with the 5 other women in his life make great reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By s o'leary on July 29, 2013
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Catherine Cookson is a master story teller. here she lets us into a world where the darker emotions outrule the happy ones. We learn of human frailties and mistakes. A sad and yet riveting story
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Caza on June 20, 2013
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I enjoyed this book very much and the characters portrayed. The storyline and the setting is very believable but is quite sad in parts for both the wife and daughter. Very down to earth.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ScubaJen on April 24, 2013
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Love Catherine Cookson's novels and movies. This story took a few twists that were surprising and kept me engaged in the story. The ending threw me, too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By barbara mcghee on June 16, 2013
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The story was very engrossing and I was so sorry when I finished reading it. Loved this book and this author is great
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I have never been disappointed by the late Miss Cookson. I have read a number of her books and enjoyed every one. This is a story of the trials.and misfortune of Paul the local doctor. his father and grandfather were do ours in the same town and in the same house and practice so Paul was settled fine.wireless. his marriage is another story. He loves his daughter and of.course there is another woman. To say more would spoil it for those who have not read this book. Enjoy.
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