Kate Hannigan s GirlKate Hannigan s Girl



With its larger themes of early twentieth-century romantic love and class conflict, this novel showcases Catherine Cookson at the height of her storytelling powers, and it is sure to satisfy devoted readers everywhere.

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743217217

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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 She passed away in 1998, but luckily for her fans, Cookson left behind several unpublished works, including the magnificent Kate Hannigan's Girl -- her 100th book, the powerful companion to her first novel, Kate Hannigan. Set in the English countryside in the early twentieth century, Kate Hannigan's Girl is the story of Kate's eldest daughter, the lovely, free-spirited Annie Hannigan. Blessed with silver-blond braids and a lighthearted disposition, Annie enjoys a life her mother never had. She is surrounded by material comforts and a loving family, protected from the poverty and shame her mother endured in the slums. But as Cookson fans have come to expect, no good life can go unmarred by heartache. Annie grows into a beautiful young woman, and soon she draws the interest of both friends and neighbors. She falls in love with Terence Macbane, the elusive boy next door. But there are those who would keep them apart: Her childhood friend Brian Stannard is determined to have her for himself, and her more worldly rival, Cathleen Davidson, harbors a bitter jealousy that will prove dangerous to all. Tormented by unrequited love, the revelation of her own illegitimacy, and the demands of her deep-seated faith, Annie discovers that sometimes love is not enough -- she must fight for what she wants. Kate Hannigan's Girl is vintage Cookson. With its larger themes of early twentieth-century romantic love and class conflict, this novel showcases Catherine Cookson at the height of her storytelling powers, and it is sure to satisfy devoted readers everywhere.

Kate HanniganKate Hannigan



In Kate Hannigan, her very first novel, Catherine Cookson introduces us to the enduring story of her most charismatic heroine. The moment he lays eyes on Kate, Dr. Rodney Prince is enchanted.

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743253752

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Master of romantic fiction Catherine Cookson is world renowned for her enthralling tales of love that triumphs over impossible odds. In Kate Hannigan, her very first novel, Catherine Cookson introduces us to the enduring story of her most charismatic heroine. The moment he lays eyes on Kate, Dr. Rodney Prince is enchanted. He senses in this poverty-stricken patient an intelligence and warmth that's completely unexpected. His own wife, living in the oblivion of velvet cushions and lavish dinner parties, seems crude by comparison. Though they meet only briefly then retreat to their separate worlds, the image of Kate leaves an indelible mark upon his mind. Rodney knows that Kate's spirit has survived life-long suffering at the hands of men. Her father, an embittered dock worker, directed his violent rages toward Kate and her mother. At age eighteen Kate fell victim to a smooth-talking seducer and became the unwed mother of a child she later compromised her dignity to support. Such circumstances only deepen Rodney's desire to rescue Kate and overturn the codes of a society that serve to keep them apart. As the kindhearted Dr. Prince unintentionally wins over the heart of Kate's fatherless daughter, he and Kate begin to acknowledge that the gap between rich and poor might not be so great after all. Available now in the United States, Kate Hannigan remains a timeless tribute to romantic love. England's late, great Catherine Cookson has spun the unforgettable tale of a wealthy man caught in a loveless marriage, a young woman trapped in the slums, and their defiance of the mores of Edwardian society.

Kate s DaughterKate s Daughter



The first three novels to be written, Kate Hannigan, Kate Hannigan's Girl (withdrawn by Catherine after an inexplicably lukewarm reception by the publishers and only published in the year 2000) and The Fifteen Streets, all treat this ...

Author: Piers Dudgeon

Publisher: Pilot productions

ISBN: 9781900064026

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Page: 256

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'A powerful story and Piers Dudgeon tells it with skill and feeling' Daily TelegraphBorn into the bleak industrial heartland of Tyneside in 1906, an illegitimate child with the courage to escape and discover her true self, denies her people, reaches roc

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Kate Hannigan's Girl. Simon & Schuster, 2001. 288p. 0743212525. Cookson mixes romance, class struggle, and history in her lush and well-wrien Sagas. Her first, Kate Hannigan (1950), is the story of a shunned single trying to rise above ...

Author: Cynthia Orr

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694612

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Page: 622

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The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.

BootsBoots



When Mae's Aunt Willa and Aunt Jane, both pilots, are kidnapped by evil Metallic Falcon, Josie, Mae, and Akiko, the Infinity Trinity, pursue them from Chicago to Sweetwater, Texas, to Paris, France.

Author: Kate Hannigan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781534439177

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Page: 304

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When Mae's Aunt Willa and Aunt Jane, both pilots, are kidnapped by evil Metallic Falcon, Josie, Mae, and Akiko, the Infinity Trinity, pursue them from Chicago to Sweetwater, Texas, to Paris, France.

Bloomsbury Good Reading GuideBloomsbury Good Reading Guide



Kate Hannigan's Daughter, published after her death, brought her remarkable career as perhaps the most popular British writer of her time to a fitting conclusion by being a sequel to Kate Hannigan, hervery first novel, published more ...

Author: Nick Rennison

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408103548

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Page: 544

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Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves. This greatly expanded edition includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels, an expanded non-fiction section, a timeline setting historical events against literary milestones, prize-winner and book club lists. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lover should be without. "The essential guide to the wild uncharted world of contemporary and 20th century writing." Robert McCrum, The Observer

A Historical Dictionary of British WomenA Historical Dictionary of British Women



Catherine Cookson's last book, Kate Hannigan's Girl, was published after her death. ... By 1895 The Sportfolio considered her to be 'in the forefront of lady players' and in that year she became Irish champion and won her first ...

Author: Cathy Hartley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135355333

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Page: 512

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This reference book, containing the biographies of more than 1,100 notable British women from Boudicca to Barbara Castle, is an absorbing record of female achievement spanning some 2,000 years of British life. Most of the lives included are those of women whose work took them in some way before the public and who therefore played a direct and important role in broadening the horizons of women. Also included are women who influenced events in a more indirect way: the wives of kings and politicians, mistresses, ladies in waiting and society hostesses. Originally published as The Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women, this newly re-worked edition includes key figures who have died in the last 20 years, such as The Queen Mother, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.

The Silent LadyThe Silent Lady



Also by Catherine Cookson Kate Hannigan's Girl A House Divided The Desert Crop The Maltese Angel The Rag Nymph My Beloved Son The Love Child The Wingless Bird The Black Candle The Bailey Chronicles The Harrogate Secret The Parson's ...

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743230035

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Page: 352

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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, Cookson left behind several unpublished novels, among them the compelling Silent Lady. The story begins with a shocking revelation, delivered by a disheveled woman who presents herself at the offices of a respectable law firm in London. At first the receptionist suspects this mysterious woman is a vagrant; the clothes that hang on her frail body are filthy, and she seems unable to speak. When the woman requests to see the firm's senior partner, Alexander Armstrong, she is shown the door -- but when Mr. Armstrong learns the name of his visitor, all the office staff is amazed by his reaction. For Irene Baindor is a woman with a past, and her emergence from obscurity signals the unraveling of a mystery that had baffled the lawyer for twenty-six years. To those around her, Irene Baindor had been a young woman of class and musical talent, the wife of a wealthy and powerful man, and the mother to a beloved baby boy. But behind closed doors she was a woman with a dangerous husband, a husband who would one day act with such cruelty that Irene would be left without most of her voice and memory. It was then that Irene disappeared. What Irene had been doing, and where she had been, gradually emerges over the following weeks, as the unlikely benefactors who had befriended her step forward to reveal the remarkable life she has led. Fans of Cookson's novels, with their larger themes of romantic love and class conflict, will be delighted by the mystery and surprise of The Silent Lady. Drawing from her own firsthand experience of working-class life between two world wars and in the 1950s, Cookson once again displays the irresistible plotting, scene-setting, and characterization that have made her an icon of historical and romance fiction.

Catherine Cookson CountryCatherine Cookson Country



2 Cookson«s second novel Annie Hannigan, written in 1950 as a direct sequel to Kate Hannigan, was not published until after Cookson«s death, as Kate Hannigan's Girl (London: BCA, 2000). 3 Although Catherine«s parents were both ...

Author: Julie Anne Taddeo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351953177

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Page: 248

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Britain's most widely read author of the late twentieth century, Catherine Cookson published more than 100 books, including The Fifteen Streets, The Black Velvet Gown, and Katie Mulhollond. Set in England's industrial northeast, her novels depict the social, economic, and emotional hardships of that area. In the first essay collection devoted to Cookson, the contributors examine what Cookson's memoirs and historical fiction mean to readers, including how her fans contribute to her position in the cultural imaginary; constructions of gender, class, and English and Irish identity in her work; the importance of place in her novels; Cookson's place in the heritage industry; and television adaptations of Cookson's works. Cookson's work tackled topics that were still taboo in the early post-World War II era, such as domestic abuse, rape, and incest. This collection places Cookson in historical context and shows how skillful she was at pushing generic boundaries.

The Glass VirginThe Glass Virgin



Also by Catherine Cookson The Silent Lady Kate Hannigan's Girl A House Divided The Desert Crop The Rag Nymph My Beloved Son The Love Child The Wingless Bird The Black Candle The Bailey Chronicles The Harrowgate Secret The Parson's ...

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743274302

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Page: 368

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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 to her every whim. She was allowed to do anything she wanted, except, of course, to stray too far from her wing of the house. But her seclusion didn't concern her too much, because when she grew up, she planned to marry her handsome cousin Stephen and live happily ever after. However, on the morning of her tenth birthday, Annabella ventured farther than she'd ever gone before. Overcome with curiosity, she opened a forbidden door that led into her father's private quarters, and what she found there showed her with shocking clarity that her father was not the man she thought he was. And though she couldn't know it at the time, the events of that day set in motion the uncovering of a secret that had been kept for many years. So begins the remarkable story of Annabella Lagrange, a sensitive, beautiful young woman who was raised as a lady. But when she turns eighteen, she learns the surprising circumstances of her birth, and her entire world quietly crashes around her. Suddenly she's forced from the genteel surroundings of her youth into the rough, lower-class society of Victorian England, where only her quick wit and determination can save her from starvation. Catherine Cookson was one of the world's most beloved writers, and in The Glass Virgin her powers are at their height. Rarely has a heroine been portrayed more sensitively or a situation more compellingly. Filled with passion and drama, The Glass Virgin is a rare treat for lovers of romantic fiction.

The HamiltonsThe Hamiltons



Also By Catherine Cookson The Cultured Handmaiden The Glass Virgin The Silent Lady Kate Hannigan's Girl A House Divided The Desert Crop The Rag Nymph My Beloved Son The Love Child The Wingless Bird The Black Candle The Bailey Chronicles ...

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684808017

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Page: 400

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A single-volume, U.S. publication of two works by a popular British writer includes Hamilton and Goodbye Hamilton and follows the adventures of Maisie, from her imaginative and active childhood through her tumultuous adult years. By the author of The Cultured Handmaiden. 25,000 first printing.

SequelsSequels



First hardcover uS publication: Simon & Schuster, 2004. 2. Kate Hannigan's Girl (Simon & Schuster, 2001) now married to the wealthy and kindly dr. rodney Prince, Kate is concerned about the illegitimacy ofher daughter annie ...

Author: Janet Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909676

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Page: 782

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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

MaskMask



A trio of young superheroes try to thwart a spy in this second book in the action-packed, comics-inspired adventure series that’s Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman!

Author: Kate Hannigan

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 9781534439146

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Page: 272

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A trio of young superheroes try to thwart a spy in this second book in the action-packed, comics-inspired adventure series that’s Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman! After defeating The Hisser—and discovering their power as a team—Infinity Trinity is ready for its next adventure. When Akiko, Mae, and Josie learn that a spy has been betraying secrets to the Japanese military, they join Room Twelve in San Francisco for important work with other code-cracking experts. But soon there is personal code to crack: Akiko spots her mom walking with the suspected spy through San Francisco, which had been her family’s home until Executive Order No. 9066 sent Akiko and all Japanese Americans on the West Coast into internment camps. Teaming up with brilliant members of The League of Secret Heroes—like real-life World War II code-crackers Genevieve Grotjan and Elizebeth Friedman—Akiko, Mae, and Josie search for answers as they battle the evil clown Side-Splitter, who’s bent on destroying not only the city, but the Infinity Trinity, too. As clues begin to pile up that her mother has become entangled with Side-Splitter’s sinister plot, can Akiko solve the most important puzzle of all?

Kate HanniganKate Hannigan



Kate Hannigan is "a bastard child of the slums" who falls in love with Dr. Rodney Prince, "a wealthy man locked in an unhappy marriage." In The long corridor, Dr. Paul Higgins's wife seeks revenge on him for their loveless marriage.

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780552147026

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Page: 605

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KATE HANNIGAN Dr Rodney Prince had never seen a girl who looked more out o place in the grime and squalor of the Fifteen Streets than did Kate Hannigan. He knew she had suffered at the hands of men: Tim Hannigan, her 'father' was a vicious bully; John Herrington, a smooth-talking seducer, had left her with his child. But Rodney Prince's desire for a family had been frozen out by a wife who'd wanted Harley Street, not a Tyneside slum. By contrast, Kate glowed with a warmth that far outshone the hard, brittle beauty of Stella, and exposed the emptiness in his heart. And so, between Rodney Prince, a wealthy man locked in an unhappy marriage, and Kate Hannigan, a bastard child of the slums, grew a love that opposed all the concepts of an Edwardian society... THE LONG CORRIDOR To outsiders, Dr Paul Higgin's life appeared to be happy and contented. Everyone had a good word for him, and his home life appeared to be ideal. At thirty-six, Bett Higgins could still pass for a much younger woman, not just in looks but in the way she loved the company of people half her age. A grand couple, some might say... But once the surgery was closed and the curtains drawn, the fa ade that Paul and Bett Higgins presented to the world concealed a welter of hate that had grown worse with the passing years. Between them stood the barrier of the past - of secrets that, were they known, could affect everyone around them. Unable to forgive each other, they led their separate lives - until Bett decided to allow her spite and resentment to culminate in revenge on the husband she did not love...

A Pony For AudreyA Pony For Audrey



An hour later the girls were unloading their ponies at the Woodstock Horse Center, the largest horse center in the state of ... Normally they met at Hannigan's farm. ... Kate Hannigan greeted the girls and welcomed Audrey to Pony Club.

Author: Joan Osgood

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304097606

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Page: 92

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Most girls only dream about a pony of their very own. Audrey Mellin dreamed about a pony and it became a reality. Laughter, suspense, fear, joy, friendship, family and Love. From beginning to end, this is a story about devotion and the bond that forms between a young girl and her pony. Follow Audrey and her new white pony, Angus Og, as the share the most memorable, adventurous, heartwarming, educational, and inspiring summer imaginable. He would jump over the moon for her, and she would move heaven and earth for him. This is truly a story any horse lover will enjoy.

The Fifteen StreetsThe Fifteen Streets



Also by Catherine Cookson The Silent Lady Kate Hannigan's Girl A House Divided The Desert Crop The Rag Nymph My Beloved Son The Love Child The Wingless Bird The Black Candle The Bailey Chronicles The Harrogate Secret The Parson's ...

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451656909

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Page: 256

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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 imaginations of readers around the globe. Now, available for the first time in this country, comes one of Cookson's earliest and most stirring historical romances: The Fifteen Streets. John O'Brien lives in a world where surviving is a continual struggle. He works long hours at the docks to help support his parents' large family. Many other families in the Fifteen Streets have already given up and descended into a dismal state of grinding poverty, but the O'Briens continue to strive for a world they are only rarely allowed to glimpse. Then John O'Brien meets Mary Llewellyn, a beautiful young teacher who belongs to that other world. What begins as a casual conversation over tea quickly blossoms into a rare love that should have been perfect. Fate steps in, however, when John is accused of fathering the child of a local girl, and Mary's parents forbid her to see him. The couple begins to realize that the gulf of the Fifteen Streets between them is a chasm they could never bridge-or might they still find a way? In these pages Catherine Cookson displays the irresistible plotting, scene-setting, and characterization that have made her a recognized master of historical and romance fiction. Fans of her novels, with their larger themes of romantic love and class conflict, will be delighted to find that even at the beginning of her illustrious career, Cookson had the power to captivate audiences. Filled with passion and compelling drama, The Fifteen Streets is a rare treat for lovers of romantic fiction.

The Great British Dream FactoryThe Great British Dream Factory



31; Cookson, Our Kate, p. 42. 35. Ibid., pp. 58, 62–3, 28; Dudgeon, Girl from Leam Lane, pp. xi, 34, 39, 49, 52, 53; Jones, Catherine Cookson, pp. 55–6, 60–61, ... 283; Catherine Cookson, Kate Hannigan (1950: 2008), pp. 12, 24, 151–2.

Author: Dominic Sandbrook

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141979311

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SPECTATOR BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015 Britain's empire has gone. Our manufacturing base is a shadow of its former self; the Royal Navy has been reduced to a skeleton. In military, diplomatic and economic terms, we no longer matter as we once did. And yet there is still one area in which we can legitimately claim superpower status: our popular culture. It is extraordinary to think that one British writer, J. K. Rowling, has sold more than 400 million books; that Doctor Who is watched in almost every developed country in the world; that James Bond has been the central character in the longest-running film series in history; that The Lord of the Rings is the second best-selling novel ever written (behind only A Tale of Two Cities); that the Beatles are still the best-selling musical group of all time; and that only Shakespeare and the Bible have sold more books than Agatha Christie. To put it simply, no country on earth, relative to its size, has contributed more to the modern imagination. This is a book about the success and the meaning of Britain's modern popular culture, from Bond and the Beatles to heavy metal and Coronation Street, from the Angry Young Men to Harry Potter, from Damien Hirst toThe X Factor.