The book tells the story of Bridget Dean Mordaunt, the only child of a wealthy businessman who takes over the running of his empire after his death.
She is guardian to her vacuous cousin, Victoria, who falls in love with Lionel Filmore, the eldest son of an old and apparently distinguished ... Read review
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will add the information to our listing director 1 roy battersby leading role 1 samantha bond leading role 2 denholm elliott leading role 3 sian phillips new format code dvd new movie rating code 15 reserved product title catherine cookson the black candle dvd 2007 running time 103 minutes muzeuk dvd catnolnk language english muzeuk video category catlevel 1 drama muzeuk video category catlevel 2 general muzeu
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"The book tells the story of Bridget Dean Mordaunt, the only child of a wealthy businessman who takes over the running of his empire after his death.
She is guardian to her vacuous cousin, Victoria, who falls in love with Lionel Filmore, the eldest son of an old and apparently distinguished family whose name hides a legacy of bad debts and debauchery. Bridget sees through Lionel at once but out of love for her cousin, she effectively pays Lionel ..."
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Bridget Dean Mordaunt was a woman of consequence in her own part of the world. Inheriting her father's businesses at the age of nineteen, by the time she was twenty-three in 1880, she was running them as confidently as any man. Yet the path destiny required her to follow was not an easy one. Her feckless cousin Victoria became infatuated with Lionel Filmore, the fortune-hunting elder son of an old but impoverished family living in the decayed grandeur of Grove House. Bridget had no illusions about Lionel, but Victoria's happiness was paramount to her. So a pattern began to form that would shape the lives of generations to come, a pattern of some good and some great evil, but all of it inexorably linking Bridget ever more closely with the Filmores and their house. "The Black Candle" displays all of Catherine Cookson's narrative skills and shrewd perception of human strengths and frailties which have established her as our most widely-read and best-loved novelist. About the AuthorCatherine CooksonCatherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate daughter of a poverty-stricken woman, Kate, whom she believed to be her older sister. She began work in service but eventually moved south to Hastings, where she met and married Tom Cookson, a local grammar-school master. Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer - her novel The Round Tower won the Winifred Holtby Award for the best regional novel of 1968 - her readership quickly spread throughout the world, and her many best-selling novels established her as one of the most popular of contemporary women novelists. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford, in 1997. For many years she lived near Newcastle upon Tyne. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, in June 1998.