From one of the world's most popular authors, a strong and vibrantstory that will delight her millions of followers. Christmas 1913...With rumours of war rumbling across the land, twenty two year old Agnes Conway is unhappy with her lot as a low-paid assistant in her father's shop. Then, a chance meeting brings Charles Farrier and his brother Reginald into her life. Agnes' humdrum life is transformed by the influence of the brothers, who, in their different ways, nourish and sustain her indomitable spirit.
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Catherine Cookson lived in Northumberland, England, the setting of many of her international bestsellers. Born in Tyne Dock, she was the illegitimate daughter of an impoverished woman, Kate, whom she was raised to believe was her older sister. She began to work in the civil service but eventually moved south to Hastings, where she met and married a local grammar school master.
Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer, in 1968 her novel The Round Tower won the Winifred Holtby Award, her readership quickly spread worldwide, and her many bestselling novels established her as one of the most popular contemporary authors. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, in June 1998, having completed 104 works.
Cookson's tale focuses on Agnes Conway, a shop girl from Newcastle, England--her strength, independence and support for all those dear to her. The story, which takes place during and after WWI, focuses on family loyalty and the repercussions of marrying outside one's class, as well as the meaning of lifelong friendships. The warmth and expressiveness of Elizabeth Henry's crisp, British tones remain clear, evenly paced throughout her reading. Henry brings alive the language, filled with regionalisms, and handles dialects, genders and moods effortlessly. J.A.H. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Corgi Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 552135771
Book Description Corgi Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0552135771
Book Description Corgi Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0552135771