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Love and Mary Ann (The Mary Ann Series #4)

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Her expensive convent education hadn't changed Mary Ann Shaughnessy one little bit. Sure, she could come over all refined when she had to, but who'd want to talk ever so nice on a farm?

But in other respects she was growing up fast. As Mary Ann began to learn about the feelings of adults, so could she see that the more they loved someone, the more they could hurt and be hur
Paperback, 189 pages
Published 1983 by Corgi (first published 1961)
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Tara Chevrestt
This is the fourth and in my personal opinion, best one so far of the Mary Ann series. Perhaps its improvement in my eyes is due to the fact that the story is no longer about an eight year old, but twelve going on thirteen... or thirty if you go by the heroine's evergrowing maturity. In this segment in the life of the fiesty Mary Ann, so many things are happening. There is never a dull moment. A situation with a very agressive bull and yet another gal that Mary Ann cannot get along with, Lorna, ...more
There are eight books in this wonderful series. You meet her as a
young girl with an alcholic father whom she worships. She has many
struggles in her young life and through the series she marries and
has a family of her own. You will laugh, cry, and enjoy reading her
life story and she became like family to me.
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.
Momina Masood
It's been a long time since I first read it but I do remember it being cute and homely in the way all Cookson novels are. And I especially remember 'He stands on the corner and whistles me out...' song. Which is something.
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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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