The Dwelling Place by Catherine CooksonThe Dwelling Place by Catherine Cookson

The Dwelling Place

byCatherine Cookson

Paperback | June 27, 2017

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County Durham, 1830s

When fifteen-year-old Cissie Brodie loses her parents to cholera, she is forced out of the family cottage and left to raise her nine brothers and sisters by herself. Although desperately poor, strong-willed Cissie determines to build a new home for them all, their own little shelter to keep them from the workhouse.

They have friends, but charity cannot always spare them the harsh reality of their struggle and when Cissie attracts the unwanted attentions of a local landowner, her world seems close to collapse.

Can love, when it arrives, teach her not to fear the world beyond the dwelling place?

Catherine Cookson was the original and bestselling saga writer, selling over 100 million copies of her novels. If you like Dilly Court, Katie Flynn or Donna Douglas, you'll love Catherine Cookson.

Catherine 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 write...
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Title:The Dwelling PlaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.8 × 5.01 × 1 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:TransworldLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0552173983

ISBN - 13:9780552173988

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Dwelling Place - Catherine Cookson I love Catherine Cookson's style of writing! As soon as you open the pages you will be hooked, well at least I get hooked and cannot put it down! A sad, but inspiring story that brings you back to the 1800's and how life was so hard for the poor. With sheer determination, the characters in this book prove that against all odds, no matter what is thrown at you, if you are determined to survive, you will! A great read! For readers who like the 'olden days,' you will love this story!
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it This was the first Catherine Cookson book I read, it is such an emotion filled story You will not be able to put it down ! Her books are so well written you feel you know these characters ,the places they live, their fears and joys . After reading this book I wanted to read all her books and I have ! You will never be disappointed with one of her over 100 books
Date published: 2017-06-09