Catherine Cookson: The True Story of the Life & Time of the Great Author

Written by:
Liam Dale
Narrated by:
Liam Dale

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2023
0 hours 42 minutes
Interested in Catherine Cookson, the renowned author, but short on time for lengthy biographies? Join The History Journals for a concise, hourly history tour of her life.

Catherine Cookson's name conjures images of a bygone era, as she masterfully depicted her North East England upbringing in her literary works. Often labeled a romantic novelist, her stories offer unique insights into Tyneside life during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, transcending traditional love tales.

Set against the industrial backdrop of South Shields' Dockyards, Coal Mines, and Northern factories, Cookson's resilient heroines defy poverty's grip. Characters like Kate Hannigan, Tilly Trotter, and Hannah Boyle inspire hope amid adversity that drove others to early graves or perilous paths. Cookson's heroines, strong and determined, often find love with heroic figures from different walks of life, contributing to her romantic reputation and unmatched book sales.

Yet, fact sometimes outshines fiction. Explore Catherine Cookson's life:
- Her birth, family, and challenging childhood
- The Industrial Revolution's impact, alcoholism, and changing landscapes
- Interwar years, workhouses, and her departure from the North East
- World War II, her love story, miscarriages, and battles with depression
- Characters like Kate Hannigan, The Fifteen Streets, and her relationship with her mother
- Catherine Marchant, her return to the North East, and lasting legacy

Unearth the captivating life and times of Catherine Cookson in this condensed historical journey.
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