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The Bonny Dawn

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  120 ratings  ·  7 reviews
For seventeen-year-old Brid Stevens, the day began with such promise. At four o'clock on a summer morning, her alarm clock roused her from a dream-filled sleep, for she had an appointment to keep with Joe Lloyd, whom she had met at the weekly dance, on the cliff-top at Stockwell Hill overlooking the sea. Joe was not the usual sort to frequent the dance-hall, she thought, a ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Corgi (first published 1996)
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I liked the idea of the book, events happened in one day only..
Light, really more of a novella than a full novel.
Shows that this author did not really keep up with the times.
People are cruel for no reason, others are so innocent as to be silly, not many interesting characters, most are very two dimensional.
Bronwyn Rykiert
This is the day that life changed for 17 year old Brid Stevens, first she met Joe Lloyd at 4.00am to watch the bonny dawn. When she returned home her whole family was waiting for her with accusations that were not true. She also found out why her father Tom Stevens hated her. When she went out to go swimming with Joe later that day all hell broke loose. It was a good short story.
Jul 26, 2009 Barbra added it
Tried to read this but couldn't get into it. Probably the only Cookson this has happened with.

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The events of this novel, set on the Northumbrian coast in the 1960's, take place over one day, a period during which everyone involved discovers that the consequences of an innocent meeting between two young people are far more significant than the event itself.
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.
Short but brilliant t couldn't put it down so much happens brilliant villains
Quick read. Holiday book really, took a couple of days, not bad.
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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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