Most widely held works about Catherine Cookson
Most widely held works by Catherine Cookson
My beloved son : a novel by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
40 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 2,353 libraries worldwide
A compelling story of a loving family dominated by one woman's suffocating desires. Ellen Jebeau's love for her son threatens the rest of her family.
The upstart by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
45 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,287 libraries worldwide
A novel of class conflict in 19th century England, featuring a butler who advises a nouveau riche on how to be a gentleman. The upstart is Samuel Fairbrother, owner of a boot factory who buys a mansion, but doesn't know how to dress, eat or receive. To his consternation, his daughter falls in love with the butler. By the author of The Obsession.
The silent lady : a novel by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
36 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,254 libraries worldwide
When an unkempt woman who is barely able to speak arrives in his office, London attorney Alexander Armstrong is stunned to discover that she is Irene Baindor, a woman who holds the key to solving a mystery that has plagued him for twenty-six years.
The black candle : a novel by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
43 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 2,247 libraries worldwide
The multigenerational story set in a nineteenth-century village in the northern English countryside tells of the enduring struggles between the classes.
The desert crop by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
38 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,235 libraries worldwide
A coming-of-age novel featuring a farmer's son in 19th century New England. Daniel Stewart wants to be a doctor, but his father won't pay for studies, spending his money on drink and on making babies with his second wife. When the father dies, Daniel must care for the family, which ends his prospects of studies as well as marriage to his love. By the author of The Lady on My Left.
The obsession by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
44 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 2,234 libraries worldwide
An Englishwoman's battle to hang on to her family's bankrupt estate. She is Beatrice, one of four daughters of a gambling landowner who died in debt. By hook or by crook, Beatrice intends to hang on to her patrimony, her schemes including marriage and busting other people's marriage. By the author of The Year of the Virgins.
The wingless bird by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
40 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,216 libraries worldwide
An English country woman manages to overcome difficult circumstances to find her just reward in the healing power of love.
The rag nymph : a novel by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
38 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,194 libraries worldwide
The story of growing up in the changing times of the Industrial Revolution of 1854. A young girl is abandoned to be raised by "Raggie Aggie" amidst the factories and slums of north England.
A house divided by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
38 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,170 libraries worldwide
When Matthew Wallingham returns home after being blinded in the war, he tries to save the family farm, make peace with his resentful family, and find happiness with the woman he loves.
The Bailey chronicles by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
57 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,170 libraries worldwide
Fiona, a young widow left badly off with three children, advertises for a lodger. The result is Bill and it's not long before she can't remember life without him.
Kate Hannigan's girl : a novel by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
35 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 2,168 libraries worldwide
Young Annie Hannigan seems blessed, but when she falls in love with Terence Macbane, "the elusive boy next door," she must deal with both her childhood friend Brian Stannard and a rival, Cathleen Davidson.--Jacket.
The parson's daughter : a novel by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
44 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,141 libraries worldwide
The local parson's daughter, Nancy Ann, marries Harpcore, a gambler and rake who is master of the palatial estate in the district. It is her destiny to live a life of great luxury and adventure, great love and devastating loss.
The moth : a novel by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
34 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 2,127 libraries worldwide
As World War I approaches, Foreshaw Park, the run-down estate of the once-wealthy Thorman family, is the setting for the burgeoning romance between the Thormans' elder daughter, Agnes, and hired-hand Robert Bradley.
The Maltese angel : a novel by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
31 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,118 libraries worldwide
In England a farmer marries a beautiful dancer, thereby incurring the wrath of a farm girl who considered herself engaged to him. A tale of revenge and death. By the author of The Rag Nymph.
The Harrogate secret by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
40 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 2,110 libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old message-runner Freddie Musgrove's silence is bought after he witnesses a scene of unremitting horror at The Towers, but years later, when the horror reoccurs, Freddie must fight to remain uninvolved.
The golden straw : a novel by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
39 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,093 libraries worldwide
Portrays a whole rich vein of English life from the heyday of the Victorian era to the stormy middle years of the present century.
The Mallen girl by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
51 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 1,982 libraries worldwide
In the sequel to The Mallen Streak, Barbara, deaf and jealous of Sarah, throws Sarah into a pit which stores rusted machinery, causing Sarah to lose her leg.
The glass virgin by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
56 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,961 libraries worldwide
Growing up amid the strict mores and stultifying traditions of Edwardian England's Redford Hall, Annabella Lagrange is forced to hide her father's terrible secret and turns to her beloved cousin, Stephen.
The fifteen streets by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
58 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,948 libraries worldwide
Poverty-stricken dock laborer John O'Brien defends his family from a drunken father and brother before falling in love with his sister's seemingly unattainable teacher.
Kate Hannigan by Catherine Cookson ( Book )
58 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 1,872 libraries worldwide
Drawn to the beautiful girl he encounters amid the squalor of the Fifteen Streets slums, Dr. Rodney Prince wants nothing more than to rescue Kate Hannigan, who has suffered at the hands of her vicious, bullying father.
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Marchant, Catherine, 1906-1998
Marchant, Catherine, pseud.
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