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Cissie Brodie, a remarkable young woman

Advantages: Impossible to put down
Disadvantages: None

The Dwelling Place tells the story of 15 year old Cissie Brodie. When her parents die from "the fever" and she and her 9 brothers and sisters, the youngest still a baby, are turned out of their home by the farmer who employed her father, everybody assu ...

wendy5177 18.06.2005 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Dwelling Place - Catherine Cookson

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Her last and possibly her best novel

Advantages: Gripping saga with warm,sympathetic characters
Disadvantages: None as far as I am concerned

The woman who entered the offices of the distinguished firm of London solicitors Alexander Armstrong & Son one morning in 1955 was clearly a vagrant. Her clothes were filthy and torn, and the rather peculiar hat she was wearing had most definitely seen be ...

Suzan 03.10.2001 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Silent Lady - Catherine Cookson

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Put Down Your Prejudices, Pick Up This Book

Advantages: Exciting story, wonderful characters, compelling, a riveting read
Disadvantages: None, except it makes you cry a bit :-(

I’m sure we all have an idea of what a Catherine Cookson novel is, probably fuelled by those ITV mini-series in stock period costumes starring a former soap actress. We expect an historical romance – and as everyone knows, ‘history’ ...

KarenUK 14.05.2001 ∑ Read full review
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Lysander ... Guaranteed to make your man see red

Advantages: Rupert Campbell Black is back!!
Disadvantages: Pah, there ain't any!

...Hello, and welcome. Sit or stay sitting if you are already? Get comfortable, ready? Ok ..... I'll begin ........ ***HOW COMES IíVE GOT IT?*** The same old story here Iím afraid, in fact, after this one, I ainít gonna use this subtitle any more. ...

ASIL1508 18.10.2001 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous - Jilly Cooper

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Jilly at her best

Advantages: A thouroughly good read
Disadvantages: You won't be able to put it down

The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous is the fourth in the series and it is Jilly Cooper at her best! After all the technical writing in Polo, this is a breath of fresh air. It’s a good romp of a story with plenty of sexual tension, subterfuge and fun. ...

SusanLesley 04.03.2001 ∑ Read full review
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