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The Girl from Leam Lane Piers Dudgeon

The Girl from Leam Lane By Piers Dudgeon

The Girl from Leam Lane by Piers Dudgeon


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The first biography of Catherine Cookson to be written with her co-operation. Dudgeon tells the story of the ninety year old authoress through the heroines of her books - all of whom reflect some part of her personality, and particularly her harsh early life in Newcastle.

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The Girl from Leam Lane: The Life and Writing of Catherine Cookson by Piers Dudgeon

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About Piers Dudgeon

Piers Dudgeon is the author of more than thirty works of non-fiction. He worked for ten years as an editor in London before starting his own company, Pilot Productions, publishing books with authors as diverse as John Fowles, Catherine Cookson, Peter Ackroyd, Daphne du Maurier, Shirley Conran and Ted Hughes. At the same time he wrote a number of books evocative of the spirit of place, including Dickens' London, Catherine Cookson Country, The English Vicarage Garden, The Spirit of Britain: A Guide to Literary Britain, along with Village Voices and The Country Child. Subsequently he left London for Yorkshire, where he wrote a series of oral industrial histories of Glasgow, Liverpool and London's East End, the annual Virgin Alternative Guide to British Universities, which still involves him in speaking to sixth forms across the country, and biographies of Catherine Cookson, the du Maurier family, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Maeve Binchy, the composer Sir John Tavener, the thinker Edward de Bono, and the novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. Today he is publishing a growing list of novelists, including Angus Stewart, Giovanni Guareschi, and shortly Alessandra Lavagnino. In 2015 his biography, The Real Peter Pan: The Tragic Life of Michael Llewelyn Davies was published in the UK by The Robson Press; in 2016 in America by Thomas Dunne Books/St Martin's Press.

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GOR011827712
9780747219415
0747219419
The Girl from Leam Lane: The Life and Writing of Catherine Cookson by Piers Dudgeon
Used - Like New
Hardback
Headline Publishing Group
1997-10-09
248
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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