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The Girl from Leam Lane: The Life and Writing of Catherine Cookson
     

The Girl from Leam Lane: The Life and Writing of Catherine Cookson

by Piers Dudgeon
 
Born to an impoverished young Tyneside woman in 1906, Catherine Cookson lived a life marked by cruelty and neglect. At the age of 27, she was able to buy a house of her own—a hopeful sign that the escape from her past was complete. In fact, her struggle had barely begun. Following the loss of four babies, a nervous breakdown, and confinement in a

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Born to an impoverished young Tyneside woman in 1906, Catherine Cookson lived a life marked by cruelty and neglect. At the age of 27, she was able to buy a house of her own—a hopeful sign that the escape from her past was complete. In fact, her struggle had barely begun. Following the loss of four babies, a nervous breakdown, and confinement in a psychiatric hospital, she was brought to the brink of suicide and forced to confront the tragedies of her life. The author has known Catherine Cookson for many years and was given full cooperation on this biography by the novelist and her husband Tom, who provided many of the photographs for the book. Originally published in 1997, it tells the story of her long and eventful life through the heroines in her books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708990391
Publisher:
Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Charnwood Library Series
Edition description:
Complete and Unabridged Large Print
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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