Catherine Cookson the Biography
- List Price: $104.95
- Binding: Audio Cassette
- Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books
- Publish date: 07/01/2000
- ISBN: 9781860426797
- ISBN10: 1860426794
Catherine Cookson's story is as dramatic as any of her best-selling novels. Born in 1906, the illegitimate daughter of a servant, she was brought up in the slums of Tyneside. Her childhood was marred by violence, abuse, alcoholism and shame. Determined to escape her situation Catherine made her way out of the poverty trap by "writing it all out". Her novels became a new genre and her legendary success is conrasted here with a fuller, darker picture of her life.