Catherine Cookson


Born
in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England, The United Kingdom
June 27, 1906

Died
June 11, 1998

Genre


Catherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate daughter of a poverty-stricken woman, Kate, who Catherine believed was her older sister. Catherine 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 the best regional novel of 1968 - her readership quickly spread throughout the world, and her many best-selling novels established her as one of the most popular contemporary woman novelist. She received an OBE in 1985, was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1993, and was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford, in
...more

Average rating: 3.94 · 47,053 ratings · 2,084 reviews · 200 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Silent Lady

4.14 avg rating — 1,858 ratings — published 2001 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Dwelling Place

4.10 avg rating — 1,713 ratings — published 1971 — 30 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Saint Christopher and the G...

3.81 avg rating — 1,228 ratings — published 2017 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tilly Trotter (Tilly Trotte...

4.06 avg rating — 1,345 ratings — published 1980 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Mallen Streak

3.92 avg rating — 1,242 ratings — published 1973 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Glass Virgin

3.90 avg rating — 1,373 ratings — published 1969 — 29 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Black Velvet Gown

3.98 avg rating — 1,199 ratings — published 1984 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Fifteen Streets

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 969 ratings — published 1952 — 26 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Girl

3.98 avg rating — 1,019 ratings — published 1977 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Rag Nymph

4.02 avg rating — 948 ratings — published 1991 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Catherine Cookson…
Tilly Trotter Tilly Trotter Wed Tilly Trotter Widowed
(3 books)
by
4.04 avg rating — 2,805 ratings

The Mallen Streak The Mallen Girl The Mallen Litter Waar liefde woont: het gesl...
(4 books)
by
3.96 avg rating — 2,598 ratings

A Grand Man The Lord and Mary Ann The Devil and Mary Ann Love and Mary Ann Life and Mary Ann Marriage and Mary Ann Mary Ann's Angels
(8 books)
by
4.03 avg rating — 1,796 ratings

Bill Bailey Bill Bailey's Lot Bill Bailey's Daughter
(3 books)
by
3.98 avg rating — 989 ratings

Hamilton Goodbye Hamilton Harold
(3 books)
by
3.91 avg rating — 637 ratings

More series by Catherine Cookson…
“The Girl was gone, buried in the past. She never wanted to hear that name again. She was a woman for better for worse. Whatever the future might bring she could face it as a woman, Ned Ridley's woman.”
Catherine Cookson, The Girl

“Oh God, I'm sorry I bring trouble on people. I don't mean to, you know that, you know that. And don't punish me by taking Ned. Keep him safe that's all I ask. That's all I'll ever ask again, just keep him safe.”
Catherine Cookson, The Girl

“You have never kissed me. Patted me, hugged me, but you've never kissed me."
"Oh, Rosie, Rosie." His face looked on the point of laughter, then his lips fell gently on hers and he held the kiss for some time. Now, pressing her face from him, he said "That's merely an introduction. When your cheek is better I'll do it properly.”
Catherine Cookson, The Obsession

Topics Mentioning This Author