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Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger Catherine Cookson

Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger By Catherine Cookson

Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger by Catherine Cookson


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Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger by Catherine Cookson

Known for the wit of her writing, in her lifetime Catherine Cookson became the UK's most widely read novelist. When the Cookson Estate discovered the unpublished manuscript of Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger in the attic of her home, they unearthed a gem for Cookson's many fans. Gravedigger John Gascoigne lives in Downfell Hurst with his wife, Florrie, their three children and his mother, Gran. John is a deep thinker but extremely taciturn-a man of few words and many grunts. Which is why everyone is alarmed when he's hit on the head by a cricket ball, and it suddenly seems as if the words won't stop. What's more, he says he is talking to Saint Christopher-only no one else can see the saint, and they're beginning to worry John's not quite right in the head... Mad or not, John has some secrets he's been keeping. But if he can't stop talking, they won't stay secret for long.

About Catherine Cookson

Catherine Cookson was born in East Jarrow near the mouth of the River Tyne, one of the poorest areas in Britain. Her childhood was deeply scarred by violence, fear, alcoholism, shame and guilt, and her books were inspired by her upbringing. She fought hard for a better life and was determined to be a writer. Her readership quickly spread throughout the world, and her many bestselling novels established her as one of the most popular of contemporary women novelists. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1993, and was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford, in 1997. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, in June 1998. By the time of her death, she had written over one hundred books and was the UK's most widely read novelist, and remained the most-borrowed author in UK public libraries for twenty years. The Cookson estate recently discovered two unpublished manuscripts - a memoir and a novel - in the attic of Cookson's home. Amazon Publishing will be releasing these two unseen works alongside the author's backlist, ensuring Catherine Cookson's legacy is available to readers across the globe.

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GOR010097082
9781477823910
1477823913
Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger by Catherine Cookson
Used - Like New
Paperback
Amazon Publishing
20170713
221
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