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The Mallen Trilogy: Three Magnificent Novels in One Volume

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This volume contains all three novels of the Mallen trilogy. Starting in 1851, the book follows the stormy lives of the Mallens through succeeding generations, linking the England of Queen Victoria with the dark days of World War I.
Paperback, 999 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Transworld Publishers (first published 1979)
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Lin
I blitzed through these three books in a week. Catherine Cookson is an amazing writer. Although the books are about the Mallens, it is populated with wonderful characters (Miss Brigmore, Mary, Harry and many others). The Mallens themselves are not likeable at all, especially Barbara (The Girl), the level of obsession and selfishness made me also want to "skelp" her. The last book still had a lovely ending.
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!
They have combined the Mallen books into the trilogy to make reading easier in this edition.
Tara Chevrestt
The Mallen Streak is pretty darn good. The Mallen Girl started getting a bit dull. Barbara is a brat and another family is introduced and they talk WAY too much. The Mallen Litter gets the series back on track and ends with a surprise.
☯Bettie☯
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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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