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Catherine Cookson in generalBetter Than You'd Expect ! (316 words)
by karenuk - written on 28/12/00, updated on 28/12/00 (Useful, 60 readings)
I had always been proud of NOT reading a Catherine Cookson novel, putting them in the "trash novels" section along with Jackie Collins and Jilly Cooper. I expected her books to be sleazy, sexy, slushy and instantly forgettable, especially as she wrote so many - it seemed to me to be a case of quantity over quality. But then one day, I was browsing in the local library and read the blurb on the back of a novel called The Thursday Friend. It sounded interesting and turning it over, I was suprised to find it was written by Catherine Cookson ! I thought I would give it a try and began reading. I was pleasantly surprised ! It was not slushy in the slightest, ...
Catherine Cookson in generalOne of the best (147 words)
by helenback - written on 24/08/00, updated on 24/08/00 (Useful, 31 readings)
an insight of what times were like in those days and as Catherine herself was brought up in Newcastle around this era, she is able to tell you where she is coming from. All in all her books are excellent reads. ...