Catherine Cookson Country

Describes Tyneside life and its influence on the author's novels.

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: UVA:X001058795

Category: England, Northern in literature

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Describes Tyneside life and its influence on the author's novels.
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Catherine Cookson Country

This collection places Cookson in historical context and shows how skillful she was at pushing generic boundaries.

Author: Julie Anne Taddeo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351953177

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.
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Just a Saying

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.

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0552172235

Category:

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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.
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Catherine Cookson A Biography

After Cookson was awarded the Order Of The British Empire, the local council
renamed the area where she grew up to Catherine Cookson Country. As the BBC
reports, they also named a museum after her, and the area flourished as a tourist
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Author: Debbie Jabbour

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 9781614644705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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.
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Plainer Still

In "Plainer Still, a new personal anthology illustrated by many photographs, readers will certainly find themselves inspired by the indomitable spirit of this remarkable lady.

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Transworld Pub

ISBN: 0552143847

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.
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A Historical Dictionary of British Women

Catherine Cookson did not begin writing until the age of forty-four, but she drew
on her working class background for inspiration; her first novel, ... The hugely
successful 'Catherine Cookson Country' tourist trail was opened in South
Tyneside.

Author: Cathy Hartley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135355333

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.
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The Fifteen Streets

Catherine Cookson was one of the world's most beloved writers.

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451656909

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.
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The Girl from Leam Lane

Still in the throes of her illness, she was transforming her fears out of necessity through her art. Piers Dudgeon was granted exclusive interviews over a 15-year period until Catherine's death in 1998.

Author: Piers Dudgeon

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 0755314980

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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Catherine Cookson was born 100 years ago in a run-down area on the south bank of the Tyne. Forty-four years later her début novel, Kate Hannigan, established her as a bestselling storyteller of rare talent. But what readers didn't realise was that Kate Hannigan also represented the first step of the author's triumph over a nervous breakdown and a period of confinement in a mental asylum. Still in the throes of her illness, she was transforming her fears out of necessity through her art. Piers Dudgeon was granted exclusive interviews over a 15-year period until Catherine's death in 1998. Now, in the company of her family and others who declined to be interviewed during her lifetime, he sheds new light on the tortured drama of her personal life and her legacy to the nation. This revised biography is a revealing tribute to an enduringly popular writer in her centenary year, and will fascinate her many loyal fans.
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The Desert Crop

A powerful novel of family conflict.

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Corgi

ISBN: 0552141569

Category: Country life

Page: 508

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Money was tight in the farming communities around Fellburn in the 1880s, so when Hector Stewart, only two years after the death of his long-suffering wife, announced to his children, Daniel and Pattie, that he was to marry Moira Conelly, a 'wealthy' distant relative who lived in a 'castle' in Ireland, it was Daniel, the younger of the two, who guessed the purpose behind the proposed union. As for Moira, who had not been entirely honest about her background or her finances, she had convinced herself that she would be marrying into landed gentry, with the requisite number of servants allowing her the lifestyle to which she believed herself entitled. It was with surprise, therefore, after she arrived with her companion, Maggie Ann, that she realised not only was the farm run down, but there were no servants other than the domestic drudge, Rosie. Nevertheless, with her ever-cheerful disposition, she soon settled into the routine of the farm. Wealthy Moira certainly expected to become, although that depended entirely on the generosity of an aunt, whose money she had been promised on her demise. When, however, some years later the aunt died and her will was read, to Moira's dismay it was not she who benefited. The effects of this bombshell were to spread far and wide throughtout the Stewart family, now enlarged by children born to Hector and Moira during the intervening years. Pattie, always the rebel, had already left home to be married. Daniel, deprived of an opportunity to study at university by his father's insistence on his working on the farm, could see no escape, but a family tragedy was to open the way for him to expand his horizons and find the love and happiness he had thought was unattainable.
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The Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland

There were many reasons for this and in this connection it is worth remembering
that while Catherine Cookson is the ... 'Catherine Cookson', grammar school
master's wife of Hastings, County of Sussex, had been her first invention: 'Katie ...

Author: K. D. M. Snell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521381975

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Regional Novel In Britain and Ireland, 1800-1990 will be of interest to literary and social historians as well as cultural critics.
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The Glass Virgin

Rarely has a heroine been portrayed more sensitively or a situation more compellingly as in this novel filled with passion and drama.

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780552156677

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 537

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As an only child, Annabella LaGrange lived a privileged, secluded existence, and had come to accept that her wealthy parents lived at opposite ends of their magnificent country estate and that she was never taken beyond the gates. But at seventeen she learns something so shocking about her past that she flees her childhood home, forced to embark upon a new existence with an invented past. Suddenly Annabella must unlearn everything she has been taught about class and love . . .
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The Wingless Bird

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Corgi

ISBN: 0593018230

Category: England

Page: 383

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"Agnes Conway is twenty-two years old as the novel unfolds in December 1913. With rumors of war rumbling throughout Europe, young Agnes is determined to make a better life for herself. She works selflessly for her loutish father and dreary mother in the family's candy and tobacco stores, while her pampered younger sister, Jessie attends secretarial school. When Jessie becomes pregnant out of wedlock by one of the town's ruffians, the family's outlook seems sure not to improve. It is only by chance that Agnes comes to meet the high-born, well-to-do Charles Farrier, who offers Agnes a glimpse of a world far different from her own. When Charles shocks his family and takes Agnes as his bride, Agnes begins to feel that her virtuous life has been rewarded. But the cruel realities of war and illness cut short Agnes's hard-won happiness, and test her resilience and courage."--Jacket.
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Britishness since 1870

When the publisher Heinemann published a series on landscape and literature
including Hardy's Wessex, they recognised the links between urban landscape
and literature by including Dickens ' London and Catherine Cookson Country.66
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Author: Paul Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134600427

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.
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Justice is a Woman

At Fell Rise, Joe Remington's home outside the Tyneside town of Fellburn, things are not going well. Joe's wife is becoming increasingly unpopular with the locals for her refusal to accept local ways.

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0593019326

Category: Country life

Page: 318

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At Fell Rise, Joe Remington's home outside the Tyneside town of Fellburn, things are not going well. Joe's wife is becoming increasingly unpopular with the locals for her refusal to accept local ways.
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My Beloved Son

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Corgi

ISBN: 0552172022

Category:

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Ellen Jebeau married a man who did little but dream, and who then died with debt his only legacy. Whatever else her marriage had lacked, however, she had her son Joseph. She resolved he should have all in life she had missed and to achieve that end, she would stop at nothing.It was Sir Arthur Jebeau, her late husband's brother, who came to her aid, and soon Ellen and Joseph were living at the old fmaily seat at Screehaugh. It was a convenient arrangement, one which Ellen was not slow to recognise could work to her advantage, for Sir Arthur was a widower and Screehaugh had no mistress . . .That was in 1926, but the working out of so many increasingly intertwined destinies would continue for twenty more years and only come to final resolution with Joseph Jebeau's escape from the traumatic heritage of his mother's ruthlelss ambition and his emergence as his own true self.
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Wingless Bird

An English country woman manages to overcome difficult circumstances to find her just reward in the healing power of love.

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1451660081

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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An English country woman manages to overcome difficult circumstances to find her just reward in the healing power of love.
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Tourism Geography

... possesses some grounding in the real lives of individuals. 'Robin Hood
Country' is more problematic given the uncertainties surrounding the actual
existence of Robin Hood. However, descriptions of parts of Tyneside as '
Catherine Cookson ...

Author: Stephen Wynn Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134766963

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.
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The Parson s Daughter

However, this is only a prelude to the deeper experience life brings her, as her relationship with the master of a great neighbouring estate tests her fortitude to the full.

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:939636338

Category: Children of clergy

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Nancy Ann, a parson's daughter of independent disposition, is sent to boarding school in the Victorian county of Durham. However, this is only a prelude to the deeper experience life brings her, as her relationship with the master of a great neighbouring estate tests her fortitude to the full.
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Our East End

This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book.

Author: Piers Dudgeon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755364459

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.
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Rural Tourism and Sustainable Business

Some rural areas have used a form of branding franchise, where they have
borrowed an existing identity associated with the area (e.g. in the United
Kingdom, Tarka country, Catherine Cookson country, or Hardy country). Gilbert (
1990) ...

Author: Prof. Derek R Hall

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845413354

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.
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