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The Tinker's Girl (Paperback): Catherine Cookson The Tinker's Girl (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R262 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cumbria, 1870s. Just before her fifteenth birthday Jinnie Howlett is offered a position as maid-of-all-work at a farm near the Cumbrian border. She hopes this will be a welcome relief from the workhouse she knows too well. But when she meets her brutish employers Jinnie realises she has only exchanged one life of drudgery for another. She is grateful when one of the sons befriends her, but it isn't long before Jennie sees how tempting life is beyond her place of work . . . Catherine Cookson was the original and bestselling saga writer, selling over 100 million copies of her novels. If you like Dilly Court, Katie Flynn or Donna Douglas, you'll love Catherine Cookson.

The Dwelling Place (Paperback): Catherine Cookson The Dwelling Place (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

County Durham, 1830s When fifteen-year-old Cissie Brodie loses her parents to cholera, she is forced out of the family cottage and left to raise her nine brothers and sisters by herself. Although desperately poor, strong-willed Cissie determines to build a new home for them all, their own little shelter to keep them from the workhouse. They have friends, but charity cannot always spare them the harsh reality of their struggle and when Cissie attracts the unwanted attentions of a local landowner, her world seems close to collapse. Can love, when it arrives, teach her not to fear the world beyond the dwelling place? Catherine Cookson was the original and bestselling saga writer, selling over 100 million copies of her novels. If you like Dilly Court, Katie Flynn or Donna Douglas, you'll love Catherine Cookson.

A Sister's Obsession (Paperback): Catherine Cookson A Sister's Obsession (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson 1
R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rosie finds it hard to cope with her eldest sister's over-possessive nature. Since the death of their mother Beatrice has been insufferably dominating, taking over the running of the house and ruling their father and servants with an iron hand. She glories in being the mistress at Pine Hurst and never dreams of leaving. But when their father dies unexpectedly their security is threatened, and Beatrice must lay plans to protect this most prized possession. How will the sister's survive now their father is gone? Catherine Cookson was the original and bestselling saga writer, selling over 100 million copies of her novels. If you like Dilly Court, Katie Flynn or Donna Douglas, you'll love Catherine Cookson.

Before I Go (Paperback): Catherine Cookson Before I Go (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson 1
R255 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R63 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Black Candle (Paperback): Catherine Cookson The Black Candle (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R243 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R15 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Yorkshire, 1880s At nineteen years old, Bridget Dean Mordaunt inherits her father's candle and blacking factories. Determined to restore the businesses to their former glory, by the time she turns twenty-three she is running them as confidently as any man. But despite her success, trouble is looming. When the devious Lionel Filmore enters Bridget's family life, hoping to marry into her hard-earned wealth, she has to use all of her strength and ingenuity to keep her family together. Then, when young Lily Whitmore comes to her after her husband - an overseer in one of Bridget's factories - has wrongly been tried for his brother's murder, Bridget has no choice but to help. If Lily's husband didn't kill his brother, who did? The decisions Bridget makes will shape the lives of generations to come. Can her family overcome the darkness of the past to find new happiness? Catherine Cookson was the original and bestselling saga writer, selling over 100 million copies of her novels. If you like Dilly Court, Katie Flynn or Donna Douglas, you'll love Catherine Cookson.

The Smuggler's Secret (Paperback): Catherine Cookson The Smuggler's Secret (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Born into grinding poverty, young Freddie Musgrave relies on his wits to survive and help feed his family. He earns a few shillings by navigating his little boat across the swift-flowing waters of the Tyne, running messages and smuggling goods between the busy seaports on either side of the river and evading the customs agents. Luck is on his side . . . until the night he witnesses something truly horrific. In a supremely brave act he saves a life - and changes his own forever. Gaining the patronage of Maggie Hewitt, a sea captain's daughter, Freddie is able to shape a future he can be proud of. But the threats of the past won't stay buried and the dark events of that distant night have cast a long and dangerous shadow... Catherine Cookson was the original and bestselling saga writer, selling over 100 million copies of her novels. If you like Dilly Court, Katie Flynn or Donna Douglas, you'll love Catherine Cookson.

The Rag Maid - (aka The Rag Nymph / The Forrester Girl) (Paperback): Catherine Cookson The Rag Maid - (aka The Rag Nymph / The Forrester Girl) (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson 1
R234 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R36 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Millie's mother abandons her one late afternoon in 1854, fate brings the seven-year-old to Aggie's door - and life will never be the same for either of them.

Known locally as 'Raggie Aggie' for her business of trading rags and old clothes, the older woman knows the dangers waiting for such a strikingly pretty girl left alone in their rough area of Newcastle, and sees no other option but to take her in. The unlikely pair soon form an unexpectedly strong bond. But there will be obstacles in their paths - will their friendship survive?

Whatever happens, their relationship will change their lives for ever...

(Also known as "The Rag Nymph" (1991) and "The Forrester Girl" (1993)

My Beloved Son (Paperback): Catherine Cookson My Beloved Son (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson 1
R234 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R36 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Ellen Jebeau's husband dies in 1926, he leaves behind a legacy of debt and empty dreams. However, Ellen is determined that her son Joseph should have everything in life that she never did, and will stop at nothing to give it to him. Ellen and Joseph soon find themselves in a convenient arrangement with Ellen's brother-in-law, Sir Arthur, living on the family estate, an arrangement which quickly comes to work in conniving Ellen's favour... But over the course of the next twenty years, as destinies intertwine, can Joseph Jebeau escape the clutches of his mother's ruthless ambition, and emerge from the shadows of his heritage as the man he truly wants to be? Catherine Cookson was the original and bestselling saga writer, selling over 100 million copies of her novels. If you like Dilly Court, you'll love Catherine Cookson.

The Round Tower (Paperback): Catherine Cookson The Round Tower (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R389 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R58 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vanessa Ratcliffe is just sixteen, daughter of one of the town's richest men. And in spite of her social standing and convent education Vanessa's provocative manner often draws envious eyes in her direction. Angus Cotton is a rough diamond, living in filthy Ryder's Row, but as engineer at Affleck and Tate he's worth his weight in gold. Angus has ambitious plans for his future, plans that had never included Vanessa - until now . . . The Round Tower is a beautifully imagined story of power, love, honour and greed and an award-winning novel from one of Britain's most popular novelists.

The Glassmaker's Daughter (Paperback): Catherine Cookson The Glassmaker's Daughter (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson 1
R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

_______________________ "Humour, toughness, resolution and generosity are Cookson virtues . . . In the specialised world of women's popular fiction, Cookson has created her own territory." (Helen Dunmore, The Times) County Durham, 1860s. Born to a family of wealthy glassmakers, Annabella Legrange leads a charmed life, shielded from the struggles of the lower classes. But when she is eighteen she learns the truth of her birth and her whole world is shattered... Forced to flee and leave behind everything she has ever known, she seeks to find a new life among the working classes where she hopes to forget the troubles of her past. She soon finds that moving on is harder than it looks and that there doesn't seem to be place for her in either society. Catherine Cookson was the original and bestselling saga writer, selling over 100 million copies of her novels. If you like Dilly Court, Katie Flynn or Donna Douglas, you'll love Catherine Cookson. Originally published as THE GLASS VIRGIN

The Silent Lady (Paperback, New Ed): Catherine Cookson The Silent Lady (Paperback, New Ed)
Catherine Cookson 2
R256 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R43 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The woman who presented herself at the offices of a respectable firm of London solicitors was, the receptionist decided, clearly a vagrant. The clothes that hung on her frail body were filthy, and she seemed unable to speak. When she asked to see the firm’s senior partner, Alexander Armstrong, she was at first shown the door – but when Mr Armstrong learned the name of his visitor, all the office staff were amazed at his reaction. For Irene Baindor was a woman with a past, and her emergence from obscurity was to signal the unravelling of a mystery that had baffled the lawyer for twenty-six years.

Catherine Cookson's final novel brings to a triumphant close a career which has spanned fifty years and over a hundred books. Displaying all the qualities which have made Catherine Cookson Britain's best loved storyteller, The Silent Lady is a fitting epitaph to a writer who has brought pleasure to tens of millions of readers across the globe through her wisdom, courage and humanity.

House Of Men (Paperback): Catherine Cookson House Of Men (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R377 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R39 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Kate Mitchell was offered the job of part-time secretary at Tor-Fret, a lonely old house on the Northumberland fells, she had no idea that the household was composed only of men. Her employer, Maurice Rossiter, an embittered victim of polio, was subject to alternative fits of temper and depression. Even so, Kate found it difficult to understand his peculiar hatred of his elder brother Logan, on whose charity Maurice was obliged to depend. But when she accidentally stumbled upon Maurice with Logan's fiancee , she became aware of some of the secrets of Tor-Fret, and realised she was getting too deeply involved with Logan Rossiter and the other inhabitants of the mysterious household.

Fifteen Streets - Play (Paperback): Catherine Cookson Fifteen Streets - Play (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson; Volume editing by Rob Bettinson; Rob Bettinson
R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Set in 1910, this tells the story of one family's fight for physical and moral survival in the poverty and squalor of the dockland slums of Tyneside. At the centre is the apparently impossible love affair between rugged docker John O'Brien and Mary Llewellyn, a schoolteacher. With elements of tragedy, humour, intrigue and love, this simple tale affords plenty of scope for imaginative and evocative production.Large flexible cast

Feathers In The Fire (Paperback): Catherine Cookson Feathers In The Fire (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R255 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R22 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Davie Armstrong watches as his master, Angus McBain, publicly thrashes young Molly Geary for refusing to name the man who had made her pregnant. And yet, only an hour later, Davie sees the two of them alone in the malthouse, and learns that the child is McBain's. In a whirl of disbelieving rage he overhears them plotting to let him, Davie, take the blame and marry Molly. Meanwhile, the master's wife is also pregnant. And a few months later the birth of the McBain's son Amos unleashes violence and tragedy at the farm. Born with no legs and emotionally crippled, Amos will learn to wield power of frightening intensity over everyone around him . . .

The Blind Years (Paperback, New Ed): Catherine Cookson The Blind Years (Paperback, New Ed)
Catherine Cookson 2
R355 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R67 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bridget Gether's parents were killed in the wartime Blitz so she had lived with the Overmeers at Balderstone, their sprawling property in the Northumbrian countryside, since she was a child. Unaware that she had been manipulated into agreeing to marry their son Laurence, an encounter with Bruce Dickenson, the son of a neighbouring farmer, opened her eyes to the possibility that she might be making a serious mistake.

Although Bridget told herself she had loved Laurence for years, could she now trust him? Had he been seeing someone else all the time he had been courting her? She decided there were sufficient grounds for doubt, so she called off the marriage.

However, she had reckoned without the formidable Overmeer family, whose desperate financial straits compelled them to take steps to protect their interests. As for Laurence, he could not forgive Bridget for the humiliation of rejection, so he made his own plans to punish her. But someone else was also planning revenge, the outcome of which would shake the very foundations of the Overmeer family.

The Mary Ann Novels, Vol.2  - Life and Mary Ann\ Marriage and Mary Ann\ Mary Ann's Angels\ Mary Ann And Bill (Paperback,... The Mary Ann Novels, Vol.2 - Life and Mary Ann\ Marriage and Mary Ann\ Mary Ann's Angels\ Mary Ann And Bill (Paperback, New Ed)
Catherine Cookson
R453 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Mary Ann Novels

VOLUME 2

The eight novels featuring the popular, irrepressible Mary Ann Shaughnessy are for the first time collected into two volumes.

Volume 2 opens with a seventeen-year-old Mary Ann struggling with the painful business of growing up as her first love, Corny Boyle, leaves for America. It follows her eventual marriage to Corny, and the joys and trials of being a wife, and a mother to six-year-old twins, Rose Mary and David.

Also available

The MARY ANN novels Volume 1:

A GRAND MAN

THE LORD AND MARY ANN

THE DEVIL AND MARY ANN

LOVE AND MARY ANN

Kate Hannigan's Girl (Paperback, New Ed): Catherine Cookson Kate Hannigan's Girl (Paperback, New Ed)
Catherine Cookson 2
R251 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R43 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kate Hannigan, Catherine Cookson's first published novel, has been in print since it first appeared in 1950. Now, over fifty years later, here is its sequel, Kate Hannigan's Girl.

It is the early 1920s and Kate is happily married to Dr Rodney Prince, who has willingly accepted her illegitimate daughter Annie as the eldest child of their household. But there is a serpent in every Eden, and spiteful rumours about Kate and Annie's past abound - reviving memories of the poverty and indignities they have suffered in the Fifteen Streets district they have so recently left behind them.

Annie is torn between the comfortable middle-class existence offered by Brian Stannard and the uncertain prospects of Terence Macbane, a brilliant mathematician, who comes from the underprivileged world that Annie knew as a child.

Like Kate Hannigan, Annie must find the strength and maturity that will enable her to overcome the troubles that threaten to engulf her…

The Upstart - A Novel (Paperback): Catherine Cookson The Upstart - A Novel (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R528 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R76 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the best-loved authors in North America takes a long-term look at a newly wealthy family in turn-of-the-century England and the clashes of will between the upstart head of the household and the very proper butler, who's secretly in love with the master's daughter.

Year of the Virgins (Paperback): Catherine Cookson Year of the Virgins (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R431 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R58 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Obsession - A Novel (Paperback): Catherine Cookson The Obsession - A Novel (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R481 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R67 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Beatrice Steel, always over-possessive about her family home, Pine Hurst, has become insufferably dominating since the death of her mother, ruling her father, her sisters and the servants with an iron hand. Of course, she constantly has to remind herself, it is her father who actually owns the house, but it is the thought that he might remarry, thus making another woman mistress of Pine Hurst, that fills her with dread.
Then, unexpectedly, her father dies and, when the family gather for the reading of the will, nothing she hears matches her expectations. It is then she realises that her security is threatened and that she must begin to lay plans to protect her position and allow her to enjoy her most prized possession.
THE OBSESSION is one of Catherine Cookson's most unusual novels, powerfully portrays a woman so driven by the need to protect her inheritance that she will sacrifice almost anything or anyone to ensure she does not lose it. It is yet another triumph for this most popular of authors.

My Beloved Son (Paperback): Catherine Cookson My Beloved Son (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R576 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R87 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Maltese Angel - A Novel (Paperback): Catherine Cookson The Maltese Angel - A Novel (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R698 R586 Discovery Miles 5 860 Save R112 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A House Divided - A Novel (Paperback): Catherine Cookson A House Divided - A Novel (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R552 R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Save R81 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Throughout her life Catherine Cookson was one of the world's most beloved writers. Her books sold millions of copies, and when she died in 1998, she left behind several books still to be published. "A House Divided" is a vintage Cookson novel, filled with the themes and types of characters that have always thrilled her many fans.
Blinded during the Second World War, Matthew Wallingham, a decorated war hero, feels he is faced with a grim future. Lying in his hospital bed, he imagines his life as an invalid and falls into a depression that neither his friends nor his family can coax him out of. His nurse, Elizabeth Duckworth, becomes his saving grace -- her gentleness, warmth, and compassion bring new vitality to Matthew's heart.
In the meantime, the effects of the war are too keenly felt throughout Britain. Shortages of food and ramshackle buildings are commonplace as Matthew and the other soldiers return to their homes, families, and workplaces. The people of Britain are adjusting to the reality of postwar austerity and attempting to return to their mode of life prior to the war.
Matthew is faced with a new set of problems upon returning home. His mother is suffering due to his father's illness, and his younger brother, who successfully managed the family farm during the war, resents Matthew, who thinks that he will now comanage the farm. Matthew's grandmother is the only person who he feels listens to him, but the rest of the family regards her as the bane of their existence.
Soon Matthew finds that all of his thoughts are focused on Elizabeth. Attempts to carry out his plans to find work have left him frustrated, and Elizabeth becomes his only hope for a happy future. However, Elizabeth, from a less-than-privileged family, is not the woman Matthew's parents will consent to him marrying, and she has a secret that will inevitably bring horrifying violence to the Wallingham clan.
This wonderful novel again illustrates the enormous talents of Catherine Cookson and clearly will thrill her legions of devoted readers.

The Rag Nymph - (aka The Rag Maid / The Forrester Girl) (Paperback): Catherine Cookson The Rag Nymph - (aka The Rag Maid / The Forrester Girl) (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R529 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R77 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When Millie's mother abandons her one late afternoon in 1854, fate brings the seven-year-old to Aggie's door - and life will never be the same for either of them.

Known locally as 'Raggie Aggie' for her business of trading rags and old clothes, the older woman knows the dangers waiting for such a strikingly pretty girl left alone in their rough area of Newcastle, and sees no other option but to take her in. The unlikely pair soon form an unexpectedly strong bond. But there will be obstacles in their paths - will their friendship survive?

Whatever happens, their relationship will change their lives for ever...

(Also known as "The Rag Maid" (2017) and "The Forrester Girl" (1993)

The Silent Lady - A Novel (Paperback): Catherine Cookson The Silent Lady - A Novel (Paperback)
Catherine Cookson
R529 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R77 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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 imagination of readers around the globe. She passed away in 1998, but luckily for her fans, Cookson left behind several unpublished novels, among them the compelling "Silent Lady."
The story begins with a shocking revelation, delivered by a disheveled woman who presents herself at the offices of a respectable law firm in London. At first the receptionist suspects this mysterious woman is a vagrant; the clothes that hang on her frail body are filthy, and she seems unable to speak. When the woman requests to see the firm's senior partner, Alexander Armstrong, she is shown the door -- but when Mr. Armstrong learns the name of his visitor, all the office staff is amazed by his reaction. For Irene Baindor is a woman with a past, and her emergence from obscurity signals the unraveling of a mystery that had baffled the lawyer for twenty-six years.
To those around her, Irene Baindor had been a young woman of class and musical talent, the wife of a wealthy and powerful man, and the mother to a beloved baby boy. But behind closed doors she was a woman with a dangerous husband, a husband who would one day act with such cruelty that Irene would be left without most of her voice and memory. It was then that Irene disappeared. What Irene had been doing, and where she had been, gradually emerges over the following weeks, as the unlikely benefactors who had befriended her step forward to reveal the remarkable life she has led.
Fans of Cookson's novels, with their larger themes of romantic love and class conflict, will be delighted by the mystery and surprise of "The Silent Lady." Drawing from her own firsthand experience of working-class life between two world wars and in the 1950s, Cookson once again displays the irresistible plotting, scene-setting, and characterization that have made her an icon of historical and romance fiction.

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