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The Gambling Man

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  368 ratings  ·  9 reviews
A novel from the author of PARSON'S DAUGHTER, HAROLD, DINNER OF HERBS, GOODBYE HAMILTON, BLACK VELVET GOWN, INVISIBLE CORD, WHIP, MOTH, CULTURED HANDMAIDEN, HAMILTON and BILL BAILEY.
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Published 1977 by Corgi (first published November 10th 1975)
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Laura
Rory recovers after being left for dead by the Pittie brothers and discovers that his friend John has been jailed for the theft of £5 from his boss's safe. Meanwhile, the business is being run by Charlotte, the boss's daughter, who is proving herself to be a capable businesswoman. Charlotte suspects the Pittie brothers of attacking Rory and tries to find out more...

A movie was made on his book and it is available at You Tube.
Alisa
Was an extra in the film with Robson Green!!! Was a fun day and got a kiss from Robson.....and the wardrobe dept was excellent! Fab hob nail boots and a basque ( I was playing the part of a "loose woman !! LOL)
Susan
As in most of Cookson's books she writes with strong female characters overcoming some miserable circumstance or misfortune. I also love the English accents given her characters. If you like books set in old England and well developed characters, you will enjoy books by Catherine Cookson!
Vickie
What can I say, good book, good movie.
Barbra
This is one of the author's really good books - this was made into a TV series.

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Rory Connor was a gambling man and he had a gamblers luck. From the day he was born, his mother had known that Rory would be the one to make something of his life. At seven years old he was earning money from odd jobs and by 14, he was in full time work. By the time he was 19, he had escaped the factory to become a rent-collector.
Now at 23, ambition was in full flow and he was always looking for bigge
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Description: Rory Connor was a gambling man and he had a gambler's luck. From the day he was born, his mother had known that Rory would be the one to make something of his life. At seven years old he was earning money from odd jobs and by fourteen he was in full-time work. By the time he had escaped the factory to become a rent-collector. Now, at twenty three, ambition was in full flow and he was always looking to bigger and better games to play. He feared nothing and nobody, not even the unscru
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Lili
I read all of Catherine Cookson's books some years ago and enjoyed them immensley. I recently re-read all of them and find that on a second look I found them all so very predictable, and was rather disappointed. However I'm sure that it is my tastes that have changed not the calibre of her story telling.
Judy
This is the only book I've read by Catherine Cookson but i enjoyed it enough that I should be looking for more books by her. Brenda has a great list of those she's read and i'll have to find and read them :)
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A supposedly dead wife returns to her remarried husband.
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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 ...more
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