Catherine Cookson Country


Author: Catherine Cookson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: N.A
Category: Novelists, English
Page: 192
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Catherine Cookson Country

On the Borders of Legitimacy, Fiction, and History
Author: Julie Anne Taddeo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351953176
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
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Britain's most widely read author of the late twentieth century, Catherine Cookson published more than 100 books, including The Fifteen Streets, The Black Velvet Gown, and Katie Mulhollond. Set in England's industrial northeast, her novels depict the social, economic, and emotional hardships of that area. In the first essay collection devoted to Cookson, the contributors examine what Cookson's memoirs and historical fiction mean to readers, including how her fans contribute to her position in the cultural imaginary; constructions of gender, class, and English and Irish identity in her work; the importance of place in her novels; Cookson's place in the heritage industry; and television adaptations of Cookson's works. Cookson's work tackled topics that were still taboo in the early post-World War II era, such as domestic abuse, rape, and incest. This collection places Cookson in historical context and shows how skillful she was at pushing generic boundaries.

Catherine Cookson: A Biography


Author: Debbie Jabbour
Publisher: Hyperink Inc
ISBN: 1614644705
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 29
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Catherine Cookson is one of the most popular and most read English authors of all time, with more than 100 million books sold. She didn't begin writing until she was in her forties, doing so as a form of therapy after a miscarriage and subsequent mental breakdown. Her writing was informed by personal experience, but Cookson was also at heart both a feminist and a socialist. Although many critics, particularly male ones, put down her work as nothing more than romance fiction, in reality she addressed profound social issues that impacted the poor working class in Britain during the beginning of the 20th century. These conditions had a particular impact on women. Cookson was able to write authoritatively because she herself experienced extreme poverty and hardship as a child, yet through hard work and determination was able to take an alternative path in life. Her personal story is retold in countless variations through her novels. Although she did write several autobiographies and books specifically about her own life, each Cookson novel replicates the tale of a heroine who is disadvantaged in some way by the circumstances of her birth and goes on to succeed through hard work and personal conviction. Although Cookson wrote her first story at the age of 11, she did not embrace writing as a career until she was in her 40s, and it wasn't until some ten years later that she finally began to enjoy the financial benefits.

A Historical Dictionary of British Women


Author: Cathy Hartley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135355339
Category: History
Page: 512
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This reference book, containing the biographies of more than 1,100 notable British women from Boudicca to Barbara Castle, is an absorbing record of female achievement spanning some 2,000 years of British life. Most of the lives included are those of women whose work took them in some way before the public and who therefore played a direct and important role in broadening the horizons of women. Also included are women who influenced events in a more indirect way: the wives of kings and politicians, mistresses, ladies in waiting and society hostesses. Originally published as The Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women, this newly re-worked edition includes key figures who have died in the last 20 years, such as The Queen Mother, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.

Catherine Cookson

the biography
Author: Kathleen Jones,Kate Gordon
Publisher: Constable & Company Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 349
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To Hull and Back

On Holiday in Unsung Britain
Author: Tom Chesshyre
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1848394276
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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"... one of the best ways to get to know a country is to take yourself to the less touristy, less obvious destinations. And let’s face it: things don’t get much less touristy than Slough..." As staff travel writer on The Times since 1997, Tom Chesshyre had visited over 80 countries on assignment, and wondered: what is left to be discovered? He realised that the answer might be very close to home. In a mad adventure that took him from Hull to Hell (actually a rather nice holiday location in the Isles of Scilly), Tom visited secret spots of Unsung Britain in search of the least likely holiday destinations. He got to know the real Coronation Street in Salford, explored Blade Runner Britain in Port Talbot, discovered that everything’s quite green in Milton Keynes, met real-life superheroes and many a suspicious landlady, and watched a football match with celebrity chef Delia Smith in Norwich. With a light and edgy writing style Tom peels back the skin of the unfashionable underbelly of Britain, and embraces it all with the spirit of discovery.

Just a Saying


Author: Catherine Cookson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780552172233
Category:
Page: 128
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This collection of poems draws on many themes that will be familiar to the readers of Catherine Cookson's novels: love, work, class and the beauty of nature. She also shares more personal thoughts, reflections on her own writing, marriage to her beloved Tom and life in the north of England.From the earliest poem included here, written in 1925 when Catherine Cookson was nineteen years old, to poems written just before her death in 1998, this anthology spans the gamut of her life and work. The poems are characterized by her down-to-earth common sense and the hard-won philosophy she developed for herself. In 'Brushed Nylon' she tackles the subject of a failed relationship while 'The Daily Round' takes a look at working life. In more personal moments poems such as 'Slow Me Down' talk of her feelings about growing old and 'The Joy of the Country' recalls a holiday in Wales.Catherine Cookson remains one of the nation's favourite storytellers. She completed an astonishing 104 works in her lifetime, books which continue to bring pleasure to millions of readers. Just A Saying is her final work to be published and shows Catherine Cookson at her most intimate and inspirational.

Britishness since 1870


Author: Paul Ward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134600429
Category: History
Page: 256
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What does it mean to be British? It is now recognized that being British is not innate, static or permanent, but that national identities within Britain are constantly constructed and reconstructed. Britishness since 1870 examines this definition and redefinition of the British national identity since the 1870s. Paul Ward argues that British national identity is a resilient force, and looks at how Britishness has adapted to changing circumstances. Taking a thematic approach, Britishness since 1870 examines the forces that have contributed to a sense of Britishness, and considers how Britishness has been mediated by other identities such as class, gender, region, ethnicity and the sense of belonging to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

The Fifteen Streets

A Novel
Author: Catherine Cookson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451656904
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Catherine Cookson was one of the world's most beloved writers. Her books have sold millions of copies, and her characters and their stories have captured the imaginations of readers around the globe. Now, available for the first time in this country, comes one of Cookson's earliest and most stirring historical romances: The Fifteen Streets. John O'Brien lives in a world where surviving is a continual struggle. He works long hours at the docks to help support his parents' large family. Many other families in the Fifteen Streets have already given up and descended into a dismal state of grinding poverty, but the O'Briens continue to strive for a world they are only rarely allowed to glimpse. Then John O'Brien meets Mary Llewellyn, a beautiful young teacher who belongs to that other world. What begins as a casual conversation over tea quickly blossoms into a rare love that should have been perfect. Fate steps in, however, when John is accused of fathering the child of a local girl, and Mary's parents forbid her to see him. The couple begins to realize that the gulf of the Fifteen Streets between them is a chasm they could never bridge-or might they still find a way? In these pages Catherine Cookson displays the irresistible plotting, scene-setting, and characterization that have made her a recognized master of historical and romance fiction. Fans of her novels, with their larger themes of romantic love and class conflict, will be delighted to find that even at the beginning of her illustrious career, Cookson had the power to captivate audiences. Filled with passion and compelling drama, The Fifteen Streets is a rare treat for lovers of romantic fiction.

Plainer Still


Author: Catherine Cookson
Publisher: Transworld Pub
ISBN: 9780552143844
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 331
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Catherine Cookson's previous collection of essays and poems, Let Me Make Myself Plain, was published in response to the enthusiastic reception of a series of late night radio Epilogues. Now, following the remarkable success of that volume, she has compiled a further selection of thoughts, recollections, and observations on life - and death - together with another collection of the poems she prefers to describe as 'prose on short lines'. As in Let Me Make Myself Plain, and indeed in the whole of her extensive writing, Catherine Cookson expresses her thoughts and feelings with remarkable candour and considerable wit. Above all, though, it is her down-to-earth common sense that shines through, as the forthright nature of her views expresses the hard-won philosophy of life she has developed for herself. In Plainer Still, she reveals many of the qualities that allow her to draw upon the great inner strength she needs to continue the battle of life - one that has, for the past fifty years, given her readers endless pleasure through the medium of her many novels, each of them inspired by the harsh and uncompromising nature of her early life. As the late John Braine wrote when reviewing Catherine Cookson Country, 'One way or another, she is an inspiration, a noble spirit.' Readers of Plainer Still, a new personal anthology illustrated with black-and-white photographs, will certainly find themselves inspired by the indomitable spirit of this most remarkable lady.

Our East End

Memories of Life in Disappearing Britain
Author: Piers Dudgeon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755364457
Category: History
Page: 384
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This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. This oral history of London's East End spans the period after the First World War to the upsurge of prosperity at the beginning of the 60s - a time which saw fresh waves of immigrants in the area, the Fascist marches of the 30s and its spirited recovery after virtual obliteration during the Blitz. Piers Dudgeon has listened to dozens of people who remember this fiercely proud quarter to record their real-life experiences of what it was like before it was fashionable to buy a home in the Docklands. They talk of childhood and education, of work and entertainment, of family, community values, health, politics, religion and music. Their stories will make you laugh and cry. It is people's own memories that make history real and this engrossing book captures them vividly.

Tourism Geography


Author: Stephen Wynn Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134766963
Category: Science
Page: 280
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This text provides a concise introduction to new and established geographies of tourism. Using worldwide examples it examines the differing economic, environmental and sociological impacts that tourism has on destinations. It looks to the future by considering how planning for tourism can assist in furthering development and sustainable tourism. The fifteen boxed case studies include: * Heritage tourism in Yorkshire, UK * 18th and 19th Century development of Brighton, UK * Theme parks in Japan * Development of beach resorts in Thailand * Tourism enclaves in the Dominican Republic * Sustainable tourism in Australia and the USA * The impact of tourism on wildlife - the loggerhead turtle * Water quality and tourism - Rimini, Italy * Tourism and economic Development in Tunisia and The Gambia. It also explores the factors that have encouraged the growth of both domestic and international tourism and highlights ways in which patterns of tourism are evolving.

Rural Tourism and Sustainable Business


Author: Prof. Derek R Hall,Irene Kirkpatrick,Morag Mitchell
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845413350
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 349
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This book provides the latest conceptual thinking on, and case study exemplification of, rural tourism and sustainable business development from Europe, North America, Australasia, the Middle East and Japan in 19 concise, manageable chapters. The book is organised into distinct yet interrelated sections, and benefits from strong editorial input in terms of context setting and summary chapters. Rural Tourism and Sustainable Business represents a high quality text integrating the latest thinking on the evolving strategic roles of rural tourism and its role in sustainable business development. It provides readily accessible material drawn from a range of environmental and cultural contexts and draws attention to the nature and interrelationships between local and global issues in rural tourism and development.

The Gillyvors


Author: Catherine Cookson
Publisher: Corgi Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Domestic fiction
Page: 366
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At Heap Hollow Cottage lived a man, a woman and their six children, a close and loving family group in a Victorian rural setting. However, they were outcasts, base-born gillyvors, which meant they were bastards.

Managing Britannia

Culture and Management in Modern Britain
Author: Robert Protherough,John Pick
Publisher: Imprint Academic
ISBN: 9780907845539
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 212
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For more than thirty years the solution to all Britain’s problems has been better management. As a result management schools dominate higher education and managers are at work everywhere developing ‘strategies’ and ‘systems’ and quantifying ‘outcomes’. There are now more managers on the rail network than train drivers, yet the benefits of modern management of railways, schools, hospitals and universities are elusive.This is because ‘management’ does not exist—the academic study of ‘management science’ and the assumption that there are universal management skills are bogus. This book shows how modern management practices have all but destroyed politics, education, culture and religion—modern management is the cause of our national malaise.

Steaming Into a Victorian Future

A Steampunk Anthology
Author: Julie Anne Taddeo,Cynthia J. Miller
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810885867
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 334
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Presents a collection of essays looking at the social and cultural aspects of steampunk and its relationship to popular culture.

Our Liverpool

Memories of Life in Disappearing Britain
Author: Piers Dudgeon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755364449
Category: History
Page: 305
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This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. OUR LIVERPOOL is an oral history about the real Liverpool - about the city before its slick transformation to European City of Culture and about the spirit that remains at its heart. Here, at last, is Liverpool's grievous and glorious past. And here, through the people's voices, we find old Liverpool, without the gift-wrap. Its stories pulsate with the rhythms of an alternately funny, flippant, belligerent, stubborn and warm heart, and they broadcast the values of a community, which are the city's true legacy to the modern world. Piers Dudgeon has listened to dozens of people who remember the city as it was, and who have lived through its many changes. They talk of childhood and education, of work and entertainment, of family, community values, health, politics, religion and music. Their stories will make you laugh and cry. It is people's own memories that make history real and this engrossing book captures them vividly.

Hamilton


Author: Catherine Cookson
Publisher: Ulverscroft
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 451
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From British publishing phenomenon Catherine Cookson comes two beloved books--"Hamilton" and "Goodbye Hamilton"--now available in the United States for the first time and offered in one convenient volume.

Our Glasgow

Memories of Life in Disappearing Britain
Author: Piers Dudgeon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755364465
Category: History
Page: 384
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This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. This oral history of Glasgow spans most of the last century - a time of economic downturn and eventual renewal, in which the many communities making up the city experienced upheavals that tore some apart and brought others closer together. It tells of the beating heart of no mean city in the words of the people who made it what it is. Piers Dudgeon has listened to dozens of people who remember the city as it was, and who have lived through its many changes. They talk of childhood and education, of work and entertainment, of family, community values, health, politics, religion and music. Their stories will make you laugh and cry. It is people's own memories that make history real and this engrossing book captures them vividly.