Catherine Cookson


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    Romance

    Feb-2002

    Catherine Cookson was one of the world's most beloved writers. Her books have sold millions of copies, and her characters and their stories have captured the imagination of readers around the globe. She passed away in 1998, but luckily for her fans, ...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2001

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2000

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2000

    A novel that is vintage Catherine Cookson, Kate Hannigan's Girl is alive with the captivating stories, detailed settings, and wonderful characters that have made her a beloved writer of historical fiction. It is the story of Annie, the illegitimate d...

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    General Fiction

    2000

    Throughout her life Catherine Cookson was one of the world's most beloved writers. Her books sold millions of copies, and when she died in 1998, she left behind several books still to be published. "A House Divided" is a vintage Cookson novel, filled...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1999

    Alison Read, orphaned when she was two years old, had for some years lived and worked with Paul Aylmer, her appointed guardian. Paul, an experienced antique dealer whose business thrived in the south coast town of Sealock, had come to rely on Alison,...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1998

    With a harsh childhood behind him, Riley left school with little in the way of knowledge but brimful of optimism, and secure in the understanding that one of his teachers, Fred Beardsley, had faith in his future. While on his honeymoon in Paris, Fred...

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    Romance

    Mar-1998

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    General Fiction

    1998

    Bridget Gether's parents were killed in the wartime Blitz so she had lived with the Overmeers at Balderstone, their sprawling property in the Northumbrian countryside, since she was a child, Unaware that she had been manipulated into agreeing to marr...

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    Romance

    1998

    As soon as she saw Shekinah Hall on the wild moorlands near Hexham, Constance Stapleton was attracted to it. With her marriage to Jim on the brink of collapse, Connie sensed that the move would initiate the separation from Jim she knew was inevitable...

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    Romance

    Sep-1997

    Fourteen-year-old Marie Anne Lawson, youngest daughter of a prosperous Northumbrian family, fleeing from something she couldn't bear to see, fell and broke her ankle. She was discovered by a local man who, because of a disfigurement, was known therea...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jul-1997

    Pine Hurst has been home to the wealthy Steel family for generations. And since her mother's death, eldest daughter Beatrice has controlled the estate -- ruling her father, Simon, and her three younger sisters with an iron fist. For Beatrice, control...

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    Romance

    1997

    Money is tight in the farming communities around Fellburn in the 1880s, so when Hector Stewart announces that he is to marry wealthy Moira Conelly, it is his son Daniel who guesses the real reason for the union. However, Moira has not been entirel...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1997

    Years ago Bill Bailey had met and married Fiona, a young widow with her own family. The Baileys made their home in the Tyneside town of Fellburn, where Bill's business prospered. When one of Fiona's children, Willie, acquired a new friend, the waywar...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1996

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1995

    Even in the heat of battle, Geoff Fulton, a professional soldier, would always carry with him the memory of the night he was on leave, when his timely intervention rescued fourteen-year-old Lizzie from the oldest of perils for a young girl, and there...

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    Historical Romance

    1994

    Close to her fifteenth birthday, Jinnie Howlett, a reluctant inmate of a northern workhouse, was offered a position as a maid-of-all-work by the Shalemans at Toilet's Ridge Farm, a bleakly isolated farm near the Cumbrian border. Before long, howe...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1994

    The day Joe Remington brought his new bride to Fell Rise, he had already sensed she might not settle easily into his home just outside the Tyneside town of Fellburn. She made plain her disapproval of Joe’s familiarity with the servants, and questio...

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    Historical Romance

    1993

    The Golden Straw, as it would be named, was a large, broad-brimmed hat presented to Emily Pearson by her long-time friend and employer Mabel Arkwright, milliner and modiste. And before long it was to her employer that Emily owed the gift of the busin...

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    Historical Romance

    1993

    Struggling to maintain a facade of family harmony for the sake of their religious beliefs and three grown children, Winifred and Daniel Coulson begin a legacy in which their youngest son, Donald, must choose between the values of the past and present...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1993

    Fatherless at five, Joseph Jebeau grows up to defend his country and himself against Hitler's mad ambitions, against his mother's ruthlessness, and against secrets from the past. By the author of The Love Child. 35,000 first printing. Lit Guild & Dou...

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    Historical Romance

    1992

    When Kate Mitchell applied for a job at Tor-Fret, a lonely house on the Northumberland fells, she had no idea that it was composed only of men. She could not understand her moody employer and his hatred of his brother, but slowly she begins to discov...

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    Historical Romance

    1992

    Ward Gibson knew what was expected of him by the village folk, and especially by the Mason family, whose daughter Daisy he had known all his life. But then, in a single week, his whole world had been turned upside down by a dancer, Stephanie McQueen,...

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    Historical Romance

    Oct-1991

    Unable to obtain a divorce from his alcoholic wife, Nathaniel Martell and his mistress defy convention and live together openly. They manage not only to feed, clothe, and educate their six children but to create a warm family life. As Anna Martel...

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    Historical Romance

    1991

    Ellen Jebeau married a man who did little but dream, and who then died with debt his only legacy. Whatever else her marriage had lacked, however, she had her son Joseph. Ellen resolved he should have all in life she had missed and to achieve that end...

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    Historical Romance

    1991

    Orphaned at a tender age, Millie Forester is adopted by "Raggie Aggie" Winkowski, and she suffers misfortune and misplaced love as she grows to adulthood side by side with Aggie's son, Ben, whose love for Millie increases over the years....

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1990

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    Historical Romance

    1990

    A century or so ago there lived at Heap Hollow Cottage, situated near Fellburn in County Durham, a man and a woman and their six children. By all appearances they were a close and loving family. Yet across the happy facade lay a shadow that had lengt...

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    Historical Romance

    1990

    Even the approach of Christmas, 1913, fails to excite the restless Agnes Conway, the twenty-two-year-old manager of her feckless father's adjoining sweet and tobacconist shops. There are dark secrets in Arthur Conway's past, and these come tragically...

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    Historical Romance

    1989

    This modern-day tale features an irresistible hero, Bill Bailey, who, from the moment he arrives to take up residence in Fiona Nelson's home, makes his presence felt in no uncertain terms. As a young widow left badly off, and with three children t...

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    Historical Romance

    1989

    Bridget Dean Mordaunt was a woman of consequence in her own part of the world. Inheriting her father's businesses at the age of 19, by the time she was 23 in 1880, she was running them as confidently as any man. Yet the path destiny required her ...

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    Historical Romance

    1988

    Bill Bailey - 3

    In this, the third novel of a trilogy, the atmosphere in the Bailey household was alive with anticipation. It was not only because Christmas was approaching, or even that Bill Bailey was tackling the biggest project of his career. No, all the excite...

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    Historical Romance

    1988

    At twenty-one, Jinny Brownlow was, to all intents and purposes, alone in the world, a typist at a large engineering firm in the Tyneside town of Fellbum, with her only outside interest the local theatre group, where the only role she seemed to play w...

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    Historical Romance

    1988

    The Harrogate Secret is a tour de force of historical imagination, a story with an enthralling plot, thick with the intertwining stories of richly drawn characters, and a brilliantly detailed portrait of the oppression of the poor by those who reaped...

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    Historical Romance

    Jun-1987

    IN THE RAW NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTRYSIDE, A PROUD WOMAN STRUGGLED WITH THE FATEFUL CHOICE BETWEEN LOVE, LOYALTY AND DESIRE... Nancy Ann Hazel--free-spirited child bride, she abandoned the shelter of the vicarage to embrace a life of vibrant challenge...

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    Historical Romance

    1987

    Bill Bailey - 2

    Bill Bailey, the rugged Liverpudlian, was now a fully-fledged Tyneside building contractor, as staunchly loyal to his squad of workmen as they were to him. He had also met and married Fiona, a young widow with her own loveable family, to which she an...

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    Historical Romance

    Jun-1986

    IN THE BROODING NORTH COUNTRY HILLS, A MAN AND A WOMAN FOUGHT FOR THE PASSION THAT THE WORLD BRANDED A DISGRACE... Agnes Thorman- the proud, forlorn mistress of a once-grand estate, society forbade her the man who was her equal in all but name... ...

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    Historical Romance

    Feb-1986

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    Historical Romance

    1986

    Bill Bailey - 1

    From the moment Bill Bailey arrived to take up residence at Fiona Nelson’s home in the Tyneside town of Fellburn, he made his presence felt in no uncertain terms. As a young widow left badly off, and with three children to bring up, Fiona had come ...

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    Historical Romance

    1985

    Roddy Greenback -- handsome, ambitious, a talented artist, he fled his heritage for the wider world, while a terrible secret haunted all his dreams... Mary Ellen Lee -- she desired Roddy with a young girl's first recklass passion -- but sens...

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    Historical Romance

    1985

    A legacy of hatred can be a terrible force in life, over which not even an enduring love and all the fruits of material success may prevail. Catherine Cookson explores this theme in a major novel that will absorb and enthrall her readers as irresisti...

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    Historical Romance

    Jan-1985

    The Hamiltons - 3

    The imaginary horse has vanished from Maisie's life, and in the days after the death of her second husband she takes comfort from the company of a cheerful, bright-eyed little Cockney boy named Harold. ...

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    Historical Romance

    1984

    There would be times when Riah Millican came to regret that her miner husband had learned to read and write, and then shared that knowledge with her and their children. For this was Durham in the 1830s, when employers tended to regard the spread of e...

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    Historical Romance

    1984

    The Hamiltons - 2

    It seemed the clouds that had darkened so much of Maisie's early life had really cleared away. Freed at last from a disastrous marriage, she had also become a best-selling author with her very first book: all about Hamilton, the remarkable horse who ...

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    Historical Romance

    1983

    The Hamiltons - 1

    Maisie could never be quite sure when she met up with Hamilton; most likely, it was when she started talking to herself as an often lonely seven-year-old. Hamilton, an imaginary horse, had to remain a secret for many years, for what would people thin...

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    Historical Romance

    1983

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    Historical Romance

    1983

    Emma had only one legacy from her father - the art of wielding the whips... A gift that would bring her torment, honor and tragedy. Beautiful and fiercely independent, Emma cast her spell on all - the frail painter who opened her heart to beauty....

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    Historical Romance

    1982

    Tilly - 3

    'How many times can we love?' The question haunted beautiful Tilly Trotter, bereft after the murder of her beloved husband Matthew by warring Comanches. Summoning her courage, she fled America for the familiar English countryside. Tilly was Lady of t...

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    Suspense

    Feb-1981

    A 15-year-old boy and his divorced father become stranded and are offered refuge by a kind family in their farm house where they hear screams in the night, meet a threatening character, and eventually encounter vicious sheep thieves....

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    Historical Romance

    1981

    Tilly - 2

    Beautiful and bewitching Tilly Trotter has served Mark Sopwith devotedly for twelve years -- his wife in all but name. But now his is dead and Tilly's whole future at Highfield Manor looks uncertain. -- Four months pregnant with Mark's child, Till...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1980

    ‘The child was bright, the voice on the phone had said; and quite normal…’ Why had they said that? They were holding something back. He had felt it from the very first. Was she a cripple, he had asked? No, the voice had said, she wasn’t a cri...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1980

    While staying with his grandparents on the eastern coast of England in 1890, 16-year-old Eddie finds himself allied with his rather prickly and reputedly deaf grandmother in the struggle to free his sister and the household maid from a band of white ...

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    Historical Romance

    1980

    Tilly - 1

    The first novel in an epic trilogy set during the reign of Queen Victoria. It follows the fortunes of a young girl who goes from a small village in Tyneside, to a new life in America as the wife of a wealthy man - only to return and encounter the...

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    Historical Romance

    1979

    There are men who can at times be stirred by the power and conflict of their own emotions to the point of shedding tears. Such a man was Abel Mason. Unhappily married to the shrewish Lena, he sought release in a love affair that soon ended in brutal ...

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    Historical Romance

    1978

    The cinder path which led from the Northumberland farmhouse would always symbolise defeat for Charlie MacFell. People saw him as a born loser, a nice chap who always got the dirty end of the stick. At the root of the matter were boyhood humiliations ...

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    Historical Romance

    1977

    Her name was Hannah Boyle, but to the people of the village she would always be "The Girl"--Matthew Thornton's bastard. -- Savagely treated by Matthew's wife Anne, she fled for protection to the devil-may-care horse-dealer, Ned Ridley, who had earl...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1976

    "I WANT TO BE A VET!" In his daydreams, fifteen-year-old Matty would stand up to his dad and tell him he didn't want to be a dockworker, no matter how good the pay. But life isn't made of daydreams, and Matty knew that even if he got around his f...

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    Historical Romance

    1976

    The Price of Love. She gave up everything for him. Her reputation. Her chance for the kind of future every woman wants. She followed him-- not when was a man of means--but when he had nothing. She gave willingly, gladly, never knowing if his feelin...

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    Historical Romance

    Oct-1975

    The turbulent story o f a fascinating, ruthless man with gambling in his blood, courage in his heart and laughter in his soul. Rory Connor, the pride of Jarrow Road, whose furious ambition led to violence and danger for himself and those around hi...

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    Historical Romance

    1975

    It was a white wedding, but it was not a love match. Annie Cooper married Georgie McCabe for one reason only: she was expecting his child. Georgie might not be all that bright, but he was a hard worker; and as time went by, the family prospered. Four...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1974

    Davy and his deaf and dumb younger brother, John Willie, find themselves homeless after their father is killed in a mining accident. Eccentric Miss Peamarsh offers a chance for a new future - but then Davy stumbles across a horrifying secret from Mis...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1974

    The Mallen Litter is the third and final part of the multi-generation story of the Mallens, which began with The Mallen Streak and continued with The Mallen Girl.From generation to generation bad luck and misfortune had befallen each and every member...

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    Historical Romance

    1974

    Mallen - 3

    Doomed Happiness That was the inevitable outcome when Barbara Mullen married Dan Bensham. She bore him two sons, blond twin boys like her husband. But the third son, Ben, was dark. A moody, violent boy given to flashes of temperament. And in his h...

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    Historical Romance

    1973

    Mallen - 2

    Desire Gone Wild Barbara--the fierce Mallen blood coursing through her veins, she would stop at nothing to win the man she loved. Michael Radlet--gentle but compelling, he aroused her ardor as no man ever had. Sarah Waite--Barbara's rival,...

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    Historical Romance

    Jan-1973

    Mallen - 1

    Mallen of High Banks Hall had many sons, most of them out of wedlock. But to all of them, he passed on his mark – a distinctive flash of white hair running to the left temple known as the Mallen Streak. It was said that those who bore the streak, b...

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    Historical Romance

    1972

    Angus McBain, the brutal master of Cock Shield Farm who was too easily tempted to sin, too sinful to escape a hideous retribution.. . Jane, his gentle daughter who devoted her life to caring for her deformed young brother...Amos, the legless child wh...

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    Historical Romance

    1972

    Mary Walton was the apple of her da's eye. For long now he had been out of work, and Mary was his only comfort during those dark years of the Depression, when unemployment and a nagging, ambitious wife gnawed away at his self-respect. Once he was a m...

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    Historical Romance

    1971

    Cissie Brodie was an impoverished orphan, the daughter of a farmer, and a proud, beautiful young woman. Clive Fischel was Lord Fischel's arrogant son, a man raised to despise his inferiors in Victorian England's class-conscious society. One afternoon...

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    Historical Romance

    1970

    When the Gallachers received an invitation from the Duke of Moorshire to attend an evening at Lea Hall, Maggie was overwhelmed. She could still scarcely believe her eyes, even if it was a long-overdue honour – after all her husband Rod had done for...

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    Historical Romance

    1969

    Annabella Lagrange had the kind of childhood that most can only dream about. The only child of an aristocratic couple, raised on their magnificent estate in the English countryside, she was loved by her parents and coddled by servants who acquiesced ...

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    Historical Romance

    1969

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1969

    Harry Blenheim wasn’t what you might call a good-looking fellow, but his face was full of character, with the kindest eyes God ever made. That’s what his wife Esther had said, back in the days when they’d loved and laughed together. Now, it was...

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    Historical Romance

    1968

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    Historical Romance

    1967

    KATIE MULHOLLAND--She was young, innocent--and doomed by her very loveliness to cruel devastation by her master's brutality. BERNARD ROSIER--The notorious heir to the Rosier Mines, slave of his passions and obsessed by Katie. THERESA ROSIER--Be...

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    Historical Romance

    1967

    Mary Ann - 8

    The story of Mary Ann and her trials as her husband and twins decide they want to adopt a little bull terrier. But this is insignificant compared with her next ordeal when a blonde comes into her husband's life....

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    Historical Romance

    1966

    TWO KINDS OF SIN Beautiful young widow Cissie Thorpe sensed it was wrong to accept the attentions of her employer, brilliant lawyer John Emmerson. But it seemed quite innocent to offer friendship to this man trapped in a loveless marriage, so lone...

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    Romantic Suspense

    1965

    Prudence Dudley was a woman who appeared to have everything: an undeniably attractive woman who had already achieved considerable success as a novelist. Yet she remained at odds with life. It all stemmed from the past: her sad rejected childhood and ...

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    Historical Romance

    1965

    SHE WAS DESPERATELY, HELPLESSLY IN LOVE ... Ever since girlhood, Jenny Chilmaid had lived in the shadow of her stunningly beautiful cousin Bett. Bett made Jenny her best friend--only to use her to witness her triumphs in love, and to listen to her...

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    Historical Romance

    1965

    Mary Ann - 7

    Mary Ann has twins, one of whom is talkative and the other not. Her husband decides a separation is needed but Mary Ann will not hear of it. This seemingly small quarrel leads to an explosive situation when Rose Mary disappears....

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    Historical Romance

    1964

    An omnibus edition of two stories from the author of THE GOLDEN STRAW and THE GAMBLING MAN. In HANNAH MASSEY, Hannah's favourite child returns from London with a devastating secret. In THE FIFTEEN STREETS, the O'Briens make the best of their lot to...

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    Historical Romance

    1964

    Mary Ann - 6

    Mary Ann is now engaged to be married and the wedding is to take place in a few week's time. But Mary Ann still manages to become involved in the knotty problems of those dear to her and sets out to solve them in her own inimitable manner....

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    Historical Romance

    1963

    HOW COULD SHE TELL HER HUSBAND? HOW COULD SHE LIVE WITH HERSELF? Sarah knew that it would break her husband David's heart and destroy his pride if he learned that she had surrendered herself to his brother John, who had dominated David his whole li...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1963

    Deep in the wild fen country, Rosamund Morley lived a cloistered, poverty-stricken existence with her sister Jennifer and her alcoholic father. She was the prop and stay of the family – and it was she who ran for help the night her father set his b...

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    Historical Romance

    1962

    NEVER WOULD HER HUSBAND FORGIVE HER FOR REBELLING AGAINST THE CRUEL DECEPTION OF THEIR MARRIAGE Grace Rouse knew that her husband Donald would never willingly let her go free, so she tried to make herself invulnerable to his vengeful bitterness--b...

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    Historical Romance

    1962

    Mary Ann - 5

    In the fifth of the series, Mary Ann discovers that life is indeed a sad and funny affair. In her attempts to come to grips with the painful business of growing up she is hard pressed, but nevertheless determined, to remain her old irrepressable self...

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    Historical Romance

    1961

    Mary Ann - 4

    Her expensive convent education hadn’t changed Mary Ann Shaughnessy one little bit. Sure, she could come over all refined when she had to, but who’d want to talk ever so nice on a farm?But in other respects she was growing up fast. As Mary Ann be...

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    Historical Romance

    1960

    A novel set in a mining town featuring a girl blessed - or cursed - with the indefinable appeal that drives men to the brink of obsession. Three men dominated her life, until one day a stranger, came to the river bank near her home and she found ...

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    Historical Romance

    1959

    Fanny McBride was a large, cheerful. indomitable Tyneside widow with a large cheerful family. When she reached her fifties, she began to feel, for the first time in her life, a little lonely. All but one of her sons and daughters had married and left...

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    Historical Romance

    1959

    FEARFUL PASSION From the moment strikingly lovely Leonine Carter first laid eyes on Peter, she felt a tremor of fear. It was not the obviously dazzled look of instant adoration from this handsome young man that filled her with misgiving. Leonine w...

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    Historical Romance

    1958

    Mary Ann - 3

    When Mary Ann is sent from her native Tyneside to become a pupil at a high-class convent boarding school on the South Coast, the idea in her benefactor's mind was that she should be turned into a little lady. In this, the third story in the Mary ...

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    Historical Romance

    1958

    Other Women Were Pretty But none of them attracted men the way she did. Their quiet, sensual beauty proved no match for her boyish slimness and unblushing eagerness for love. Other Women Were Satisfied They accepted whatever life offered. Pam Tu...

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    Historical Romance

    1957

    "You're a lucky man, Rooney," his friends kept telling him. As he watched them struggle to feed a large family or forgive an unfaithful wife, the comfortable bachelor was forced to agree. And yet there was an emptiness in Rooney--an aching emptine...

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    Historical Romance

    1956

    Mary Ann - 2

    She lies like an angel and fights like the devil himself. Her loyalty is as fierce as her determination to hold her family together. Charming and manipulating the men in her life, Mary Ann concentrates on what she does best--running other people's li...

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    Historical Romance

    1954

    Mary Ann - 1

    'Me da's a grand man!' Mary Ann Shaughnessy has spoken; question her who dare. For although Mary Ann may look quite an ordinary small girl from a dockland tenement, always hot in defense of a ne'er-do-well father, she is in fact a one-man army, armou...

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    Historical Romance

    1954

    There were plenty around Fellburn who said she was as plain as a pikestaff, but Maggie Rowan more than made up for it by her dogged determination to succeed. They reckoned that once a miner's daughter like Maggie had tasted power, she'd be like a beg...

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    Historical Romance

    1953

    THE COLORS OF LOVE Ever since Rose could remember, she knew she was different. Her relatives, her teachers, her schoolmates, even her own mother, all made her aware of that. For Rose's father was of an alien race, and her perfect beauty bore unmis...

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    Historical Romance

    1952

    Life in the Fifteen Streets... was a continual struggle for survival. Some families gave up hope and descended into a state of perpetual despair. Others, like the O'Briens, maintained a fierce determination to transcend the bitter poverty into which...

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    Historical Romance

    1950

    Kate Hannigan was different. Although fate had cast her into the grim promiscuous life of the slums, she determined to rise above her destitute surroundings. Perhaps it was the legacy of her father--a brilliant young artist--that made her carry herse...

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