The Girl from Leam Lane

The Life and Writing of Catherine Cookson
Author: Piers Dudgeon
Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780755314973
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 302
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This newly revised biography pieces together the uncensored details of Catherine Cookson's troubled and tempestuous life through a unique combination of previously unreleased material and Catherine's own, personal account. In addition to the original conversations between Catherine and Piers Dudgeon, it includes information contributed by some of those central figures in Catherine's life who, prior to her death, she would not allow to be interviewed. Among the new topics addressed: Catherine's possible bisexuality and the extent to which it affected her marriage; the contents of her own and her husband's wills and whether the vast sum of money left to the Catherine Cookson Foundation has, in fact, been put to the use that she dictated. It also examines the dramatisation of her books and how this kick-started the careers of actors such as Sean Bean and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Not only does this updated biography celebrate her memory; it also offers a breadth of perspective and depth of detail never before available to the millions of Catherine Cookson lovers up and down the country.

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.

Bestsellers: Popular Fiction since 1900


Author: C. Bloom
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230287492
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 306
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This guide and reference work of all of the bestselling books, authors and genres since the beginning of the 20th century, provides an insight into over 100 years of publishing and reading as well as taking us on a journey into the heart of the British imagination.

Bestsellers

Popular Fiction since 1900
Author: C. Bloom
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230583873
Category: Fiction
Page: 425
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This essential guide, now available in a fully updated new edition, is the only available study of all bestselling books, authors and genres since the start of the last century, giving an unique insight into a hundred years of publishing and reading and taking us on a journey into the heart of the British imagination.

Sometimes a Wheel Falls Off

Essays from Public Radio
Author: Connie Cronley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Humor
Page: 266
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A series of essays written by Public Radio commentator Connie Cronley.

The Woman of Substance

The Life and Books of Barbara Taylor Bradford
Author: Piers Dudgeon
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007165698
Category: Novelists, American
Page: 420
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The definitive biography of Barbara Taylor Bradford is every bit as dramatic as any of her novels.

Kaapse bibliotekaris


Author: N.A
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)

International Writers' & Artists' Yearbook


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Periodicals
Page: N.A
View: 2354
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Child of the North


Author: Piers Dudgeon
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007346891
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 4414
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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.

Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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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.

My Little Girl


Author: Walter Besant,James Rice
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 379
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The Education Committees' Year Book


Author: Association of Education Committees
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Educatio
Page: N.A
View: 5360
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Australian Books in Print 1999


Author: Anonimo,K G Saur Books
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company
ISBN: 9781864520255
Category: Reference
Page: 2200
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"Excellent coverage...essential to worldwide bibliographic coverage."--American Reference Books Annual. This comprehensive reference provides current finding & ordering information on more than 123,000 in-print books published in Australia. You'll also find brief profiles of more than 12,000 publishers & distributors whose titles are represented, as well as information on trade associations, local agents of overseas publishers, literary awards, & more. From Thorpe.

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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Catherine Cookson Country


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


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Families
Page: N.A
View: 1910
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Web of Corruption

The Story of J.G.L. Poulson and T. Dan Smith
Author: Raymond Fitzwalter,David Taylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Construction industry
Page: 282
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Wood

Forestry, Marketing, Application
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Forests and forestry
Page: N.A
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The Electrical Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electrical engineering
Page: N.A
View: 3703
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