“Me da’s a grand man!” Mary Ann Shaughnessy has spoken; question her who dare. For although Mary Ann may look quite an ordinary small girl from a dockland tenement, always hot in defense of a ne’er-do-well father, she is in fact a one-man army, armoured with faith and possessed of formidable qualities.
Set on Tyneside, the part of the world which Catherine Cookson knew and understood so well, this heartwarming and humorously observed book skillfully weds an authentic and unsentimentalized background to the kind of fairytale story that we all like to believe could come true and which the Mary Ann Shaughnessys of this world know to be true.
The moral of A Grand Man is simply that faith can move mountains, but the delight of the book lies in the telling and in the character of its heroine as she battles, connives, and bargains to get a better way of life for those she loves and especially for the “grand man” himself.
A Grand Man is the first of the Mary Ann stories and was made into a film, Jacqueline, in 1954.
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Book Description Time Warner Paperbacks, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110708843778
Book Description Time Warner Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0708843778 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0276300
Book Description Time Warner Paperbacks, 1989. Book Condition: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9780708843772-1