Rory Connor was the best dressed rent collector in the town because he made enough out of his gambling to keep himself well rigged out and still have a shilling or two in his pocket. He was always looking for a bigger and better game in which to play. Everything was there to feed his ambition, but the luck of a gambling man goes both ways.
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The Gambling Man is a powerful story by Catherine Cookson, whose many and diverse novels have sold more than forty million copies in Corgi editions alone.About the Author:
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.
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Book Description William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110688029485