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Our Kate: Catherine Cookson, Her Personal Story By Catherine Cookson,

  • Title: Our Kate: Catherine Cookson, Her Personal Story
  • Author: Catherine Cookson
  • ISBN: 9780356080154
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Catherine Cookson novels are set in and around the northeast of England, past and present This, her autobiography, makes plain how it is she knows her background and her characters so well The Kate of the title is not Catherine Cookson, but her mother.OUR KATE is about living with hardship and poverty The story is told from the viewpoint of a highly sensitive child, latCatherine Cookson novels are set in and around the northeast of England, past and present This, her autobiography, makes plain how it is she knows her background and her characters so well The Kate of the title is not Catherine Cookson, but her mother.OUR KATE is about living with hardship and poverty The story is told from the viewpoint of a highly sensitive child, later the mature woman, whose zest for life and unquenchable sense of humor made Catherine Cookson a warm, engaging writer.
    Our Kate Catherine Cookson Her Personal Story Catherine Cookson novels are set in and around the northeast of England past and present This her autobiography makes plain how it is she knows her background and her characters so well The Kate of

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    1. Cookson s real life story is every bit as riveting as her historical fiction Born illegitimate in poverty, through hard work she eventually escapes her drunken household as maid, laundress, landlady, marries in 1940, suffers mental and physical illnesses before publishing the first of her prolific output of novels in 1950 at age 46.

    2. A fascinating insight in to the authors life Although she had a very hard upbringing and faced so many tough challenges what makes this book special is the mention of how the certain events situations inspired which novels A must for any fan.

    3. Heartwrenching, heartwarming, at times hard to read but you can t seem to put it down You will definately need at least one box of tissues nearby This is the autobiography of Catherine Cookson It is the key to where all of the marvelous characters and the rich backgrounds in her novels came from A must read for any Catherine Cookson fan

    4. Just arrived from Perth, Australia through BM.This is the autobiography of Catherine Cookson showing how hard was her life since she was very young It should be noticed that the title refers to her mother since her own life was strongly influenced by Our Kate.Loreto at St Helens Park Road used to be owned by Catherine Cookson Page 45 I must have started going for the beer for her mother Our Kate when I was seven Page 62 One night I went into the kitchen and said to our Kate, What s a bax tard, K [...]

    5. This autobiography by Catherine Cookson is a wonderful insight into both her early life and life in the North East of England during a very difficult period It is hard to image having to deal with some of the things she did and to write about it many decades later with such frankness is a wonderful record and testament to a great writer.

    6. If you ve never read this, then please get a copy one of the most heart rending books I ever read it made me cry

    7. I thoroughly enjoyed this book This is a delightfully told auto biography of Katie McMullen Catherine Cookson s own life Her young life filled with dire poverty, her mother s drinking problems plus the stigma imposed on her for being the daughter of a single parent Her young life surprised me quite a bit and the health problems she endured during her life, it is amazing that she was able to climb to such fame I m certainly glad that she had the drive that she possessed as I have just about read [...]

    8. Kind of skimmed this one but it s a pretty interesting depiction of poverty in northeastern England circa 1910 1930 I know Cookson as the author of pretty ridiculous bodice rippers so it s interesting to see her sincere struggle for a literary education.

    9. Our Kate is an honest and extremely interesting auotbiography from prolific British author, Catherine Cookson It is amazing the life that some people have led, and Cookson s is definitely a rags to riches all through her own hard work story Catherine Cookson overcame many obstacles, including a childhood of deprivation and poverty, her illegitimacy and the problems that caused for her, the instability caused by the alcoholism of the adults responsible for raising her, and later her own battles w [...]

    10. I am a fan of Catherine Cookson s books, which is what led me to read this book.A fascinating book, really great read I almost forgot this was non fiction as Catherine was so much like the characters in her wonderful books.

    11. I love Catherine Cookson books,but this auto biography was one sad account of her life I am anxious to read some of her books now with this account in mind to see how her personal life peeks thru in her fictional characters.

    12. Can t remember when I read this, but I started reading Catherine Cookson in the 1980 s She also wrote under the name of Catherine Marchant.

    13. Inspirational tale of Catherine Cookson s life, from her poor beginnings to her happy later life as a married woman and author.

    14. A fascinating life She experieneced some very hard times and I m sure this experience is what gave her the most amazing ability to conjure up so many stories.

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