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The Tinker's Girl By Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

The Tinker's Girl
by Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

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Just before her 15th birthday, Jinnie Howlett is offered a position as maid-of-all-work at a farm near the Cumbrian border. But when she meets her brutish employers, Jinnie realises she has only exchanged one life of drudgery for another. She is grateful when one of the sons befriends her, and sees how tempting life is beyond her place of work.
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The Tinker's Girl by Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

Just before her fifteenth birthday Jinnie Howlett is offered a position as maid-of-all-work at a farm near the Cumbrian border. She hopes this will be a welcome relief from the workhouse she knows too well. But when she meets her brutish employers Jinnie realises she has only exchanged one life of drudgery for another. She is grateful when one of the sons befriends her, but it isn't long before Jennie sees how tempting life is beyond her place of work...

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The Tinker's Girl Reviews


"Humour, toughness, resolution and generosity are Cookson virtues ... In the specialised world of women's popular fiction, Cookson has created her own territory" Helen Dunmore, The Times

About Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust


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 bestselling 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.

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GOR000742439
The Tinker's Girl by Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust
Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2008-01-02
480
0552156698
9780552156691
N/A
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