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Tilly Trotter Widowed (The Tiller Trotter Trilogy #3)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  342 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Matilda 35 returns to English estate as widowed owner. She was mistress to Mark, bore him son Will, near blind, wed Mark's son Matthew. Adopted Mexican Josefina is not Matt's "flyblow". Tilly is still a witch to the villagers, loved by coal mine manager Steve McGrath, hated by farmer Simon Bentwood, more when his daughter Nell and Will fall in love.
Hardcover, Large Print, 544 pages
Published February 1st 1983 by Ulverscroft (first published 1982)
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An Odd1
In days of horse and buggy, servant class when educated can mix with betters. "Under the façade she knew who she was, and always would remain so, she was simply Tilly Trotter" the same young girl p 36. Matilda Sopwith, slim white-haired 35, returns as owner of coal-mine estate with nearly blind Willy, son by Mark, Mexican Josefina, tiny for 4, not "flyblow" of late husband Matthew (Mark's son). The past still holds strong: loved by mine manager Steve McGrath, hated by farmer Simon Brentwood, eve ...more
Laura
Apr 13, 2014 Laura rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all Catherine Cookson's fans
This is the third volume of the Tilly Trotter's tetralogy.

Tilly's saga continues, when she returns back home after her stay in Texas with her late husband Matthew. She brings back her son Willy and her adopted Mexican daughter Josefina.

Old loves and enmities are still coming up as part of Tilly's faith.

Page 82:
Last night she had lain for hour pondering on her life that could be said to be uneventful looked at from the outside, but which underneath the surface had been filled wit tragedy since s
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Tara Chevrestt
The final novel in the Tilly Trotter trilogy had me on the edge of my seat. It opens with Tilly and her son, Willy and her adopted daughter returning to England where a bunch of rude, judgemental villagers await her. After arriving home and settling back into her late husband's estate, Tilly shows amazing bravery and brazenly faces the villagers down right after church one Sunday. Having been accused of being a witch in the previous novels, Tilly uses the villagers own superstitions against them ...more
Katie Q
Well thank goodness I have finished the Tilly Trotter trilogy. Whilst I really loved the trilogy it was incredibly sad and not really entertaining. I saw only sadness for the majority of the time. A grim world that only could be in such an era.

Some parts of Catherine Cookson's writing style within this series drove me a little nuts but maybe it was more reflective of the period for which it was written.

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.
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Katie Q
How could you not finish the trilogy? So compelling.
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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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