The Girl from Leam Lane

The Life and Writing of Catherine Cookson
Author: Piers Dudgeon
Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780755314980
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.

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.

The Woman's Historical Novel

British Women Writers, 1900-2000
Author: D. Wallace
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230505945
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 269
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The historical novel has been one of the most important forms of women's reading and writing in the twentieth century, yet it has been consistently under-rated and critically neglected. In the first major study of British women writers' use of the genre, Diana Wallace tracks its development across the century. She combines a comprehensive survey with detailed readings of key writers, including Naomi Mitchison, Georgette Heyer, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Margaret Irwin, Jean Plaidy, Mary Renault, Philippa Gregory and Pat Barker.

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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A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport, and West Newbury, from 1635 to 1845


Author: Joshua Coffin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indian captivities
Page: 416
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Books in Print


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Kaapse bibliotekaris


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000
Author: William White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Library science
Page: N.A
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Library Journal


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Woman of Substance

The Secret Life That Inspired the Renowned Storyteller Barbara Taylor Bradford
Author: Piers Dudgeon
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 146686270X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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The definitive biography of Barbara Taylor Bradford, author of twenty-one top-of-the-lists blockbuster bestsellers, starting with A Woman of Substance For the first time ever, take a fascinating look at the remarkable life of Barbara Taylor Bradford. Her first book, A Woman of Substance, is one of the bestselling novels of all time and has made her one of the most successful authors in the world. Yet her rise to fame and fortune was not an easy one. Barbara came from humble beginnings in Yorkshire, the only daughter of a laborer and a nanny. From an early age, her mother Freda had marked her daughter out for glory---at any cost. This drive, ambition, and desire to triumph helped Barbara take the Yorkshire Evening Post and Fleet Street by storm. But her biggest achievement was undeniably A Woman of Substance. The novel's unforgettable heroine, Emma Harte, was a powerful, success-fuelled woman whose rise from kitchen maid to international business woman was an inspiration to women the world over. Emma's life is a testament to Barbara's imagination but here, for the first time, Piers Dudgeon unearths amazing parallels in the lives of Barbara's fictional characters and her real-life family. More remarkable still is that Barbara herself was previously completely unaware of these deeply buried secrets. In this incredible story, fact and fiction exist side by side and art unwittingly imitates life. This is the first time Barbara Taylor Bradford has collaborated on a memoir of her amazing life. Full of revelations, it's as absorbing a read as any one of her bestsellers.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Child of the North


Author: Piers Dudgeon
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007346891
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 3151
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A fascinating insight into the life of one of the country's bestselling and best-loved authors, marrying her work with her extraordinary life, and looking at her rise to fame and fortune against all the odds.

Vayamos adelante (Lean in)

Las mujeres, el trabajo y la voluntad de liderar
Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: CONECTA
ISBN: 8415431775
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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Sheryl Sandberg examina las razones por las cuales el avance de las mujeres hacia los puestos de responsabilidad está estancado, explica las causas profundas y ofrece soluciones prácticas y aplicables para lograr que las mujeres alcancen su máximo potencial. A pesar de que las mujeres alcanzaron hace años niveles de educación similares a los de los hombres, ellos ostentan aún la gran mayoría de puestos de directivos, tanto en las empresas como en los gobiernos. Por ello, las voces femeninas todavía no se escuchan por igual en las decisiones que más nos afectan en nuestras vidas. Sandberg, directora de Operaciones de Facebook y una de las mujeres más influyentes del mundo en el ámbito de la empresa, impartió en 2010 una inolvidable conferencia en TEDTalk, que se convirtió en un fenómeno y que ha sido vista dos millones de veces. En Vayamos adelante, Sandberg profundiza en estos temas combinando anécdotas personales y datos relevantes, y proporciona consejos prácticos para el desarrollo de una carrera profesional satisfactoria, alentando a las mujeres a establecer límites y a abandonar el mito de «haber alcanzado todo». Escrito con humor y sabiduría, el libro de Sandberg es una llamada inspiradora a la acción y un plan de crecimiento individual. Vayamos adelante está destinado a cambiar el planteamiento sobre qué pueden hacer las mujeres y qué no. Los expertos opinan: «Sheryl proporciona recomendaciones prácticas sobre cómo gestionar y superar los desafíos que se presentan a lo largo de una carrera profesional. Al leer este libro, asentía con la cabeza y me reía a carcajadas. Vayamos adelante es una lectura excelente, divertida, sincera e importante para las mujeres (y los hombres) de todas las generaciones.» Condoleezza Rice, ex secretaria de Estado de EE.UU. «Durante los últimos cinco años he trabajado codo a codo con Sheryl y he aprendido algo de ella casi cada día. Tiene una inteligencia asombrosa, que le permite resolver procesos complejos y encontrar soluciones a los problemas más difíciles. Vayamos adelante combina la habilidad para sintetizar de Sheryl con sus capacidades para sacar lo mejor de la gente. Este libro es brillante, honesto y divertido. Sus palabras ayudarán a sus lectores -especialmente a los hombres- a ser unos líderes mejores y más eficaces.» Mark Zuckerberg, fundador y CEO de Facebook «La clave para abrir algunas de las puertas más difíciles de la vida ya está en nuestras manos. El libro de Sheryl nos recuerda que somos capaces de alcanzar la excelencia.» Alicia Keys, cantante «Si te encantó el increíble discurso en TEDTalk de Sheryl Sandberg sobre por qué hay pocas mujeres en puestos de liderazgo o si simplemente crees, como yo, que necesitamos igualdad en las salas de las juntas directivas, este libro es para ti. Como directora de Operaciones de Facebook, Sheryl posee experiencia de primera mano y sabe que disponer de más mujeres en los puestos de directivos es bueno, tanto para las empresas como para la sociedad. Vayamos adelante es una lectura esencial para cualquier persona interesada en acabar con esta desigualdad injusta.» Sir Richard Branson, presidente de Virgin Group «Vayamos adelante plantea muchos retos ambiciosos para las mujeres: crear la vida que queremos, ser líderes en nuestro trabajo, colaborar en nuestros hogares y ser ejemplo para otras mujeres. Sheryl nos ofrece consejos prácticos sobre cómo las mujeres podemos afrontar esos retos en el siglo XXI. Espero que las mujeres y los hombres de mi generación lean este libro para ayudar a construir la vida que deseamos y el mundo donde queremos vivir.» Chelsea Clinton

Geordies--wa mental

wa off wa fucking heeds!
Author: David John Douglass
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Coal miners
Page: 330
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Seeking Catherine Cookson's 'da"

the real story of finding her father
Author: Kathleen Jones
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 196
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Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
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Sovereignty of the Dragons


Author: Karen H. Bartell
Publisher: Five Star (ME)
ISBN: 9780786218875
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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When big business in China meets with U.S. political ambition, nothing -and no one-is safe, including Lane MacKenzie, daughter of a U.S. Senator in need of campaign funds.

Education


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
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Catherine Cookson Country


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


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electric engineering
Page: N.A
View: 8780
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