When her parents both die of cholera in 1832, fifteen-year-old Cissie Brodie and her nine brothers and sisters are homeless. So to escape being taken to the workhouse, Cissie builds them a dwelling place on the open Northumbrian fells, and this is the story of her heroic fight to rear them under appalling conditions of cold, near starvation and persecution.
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Catherine Cookson lived in Northumberland, England, the setting of many of her international bestsellers. Born in Tyne Dock, she was the illegitimate daughter of an impoverished woman, Kate, whom she was raised to believe was her older sister. She began to work in the civil service but eventually moved south to Hastings, where she met and married a local grammar school master.
Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer, in 1968 her novel "The Round Tower" won the Winifred Holtby Award, her readership quickly spread worldwide, and her many bestselling novels established her as one of the most popular contemporary authors. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, in June 1998, having completed 104 works.
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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Limited, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11055214066X