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The Black Velvet Gown Catherine Cookson

The Black Velvet Gown By Catherine Cookson

The Black Velvet Gown by Catherine Cookson

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A novel which follows the fortunes of a widow as she returns with her children to her native place, where her new job as a housekeeper leads to many other opportunities for her and her family.

The Black Velvet Gown Summary

The Black Velvet Gown by Catherine Cookson

There would be times when Riah Millican came to regret her miner husband had learned to read and write, and then shared that knowledge with her and her children. It was a rare and even perilous accomplishment. And now he was dead. Lacking nothing in courage and determination, she first took her family to her native place, but found scant welcome and encouragment there. Then suddenly the opportunity to become a housekeeper out in the country arose. And this ins turn leads to many other opportunities for her and her children...

About 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 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.

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The Black Velvet Gown by Catherine Cookson
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