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Catherine Cookson: 3 Complete Novels

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These enchanting historical romances from an enormously popular storyteller span centuries in richly detailed studies of life and love in the English countryside. Includes The Love Child, The Maltese Angel and The Year of the Virgins. (Historical Fiction)768 pp. 6 1/8 x 9 1/4.
Published (first published 1988)
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Tara Chevrestt
Cookson fans may be a bit disappointed with the Cultured Handmaiden, a story that takes place in the 1970s. I know I was. The other two novels warrant about 3 stars apiece.. You will like them, but they won't blow you away.
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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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