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 family. Everything seems to be fair set for the Prince family - but spiteful rumours about Kate's earlier life dog her's and Annie's steps.
From a bestselling storyteller, the sequel to her first published novel, "Kate Hannigan," in print since 1950. In this new novel set in her beloved north-east, Catherine Cookson brings all her talents as a storyteller to capture the conflicts of class and religion and of growing up in a rapidly changing society. 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 her earlier life dog Kate's steps and those of Annie. Just like her mother, Annie will face religious prejudice and a choice between a comfortable middle-class existence with Brian Stannard or uncertain prospects with brilliant mathematician Terence McBane who hails from the underprivileged world Annie knew as a child. And, as Kate did, Annie must find the strength and maturity to overcome the troubles that threaten to engulf her.
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Catherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate daughter of a poverty-stricken woman, Kate, whom she believed to be her older sister. She began work in service but eventually moved south to Hastings, where she met and married Tom Cookson, a local grammar-school master. Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer - her novel The Round Tower won the Winifred Holtby Award for the best regional novel of 1968 - her readership quickly spread throughout the world, and her many best-selling novels established her as one of the most popular of contemporary women novelists. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford, in 1997. For many years she lived near Newcastle upon Tyne. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, in June 1998.
Kate Hannigan's Girl by Catherine Cookson
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