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    • The Parson's Daughter

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Sophie Roberts
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two older brothers had taught Nancy Ann how to look after herself well enough, and she could hold her own with the roughest of the village children. But soon she had to muster her courage and fortitude to the full when the far greater challenges of a controversial marriage thrust her into womanhood and into a whole new world of conflict and tragedy which had to be faced and overcome. 

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Bill Bailey's Daughter

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
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    In this, the third novel of a trilogy, the atmosphere in the Bailey household was alive with anticipation. It was not only because Christmas was approaching or even that Bill Bailey was tackling the biggest project of his career. No, all the excitement was because in two weeks’ time, Fiona Bailey would give birth to a baby, the first arrival since Bill had married Fiona as a young widow, already mother of Mark, Katie and Willie, and with the adopted Mamie now part of the family circle.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Bill Bailey

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    From the moment Bill Bailey arrived to take up residence at Fiona Nelson’s home in the Tyneside town of Fellburn, he made his presence felt in no uncertain terms. As a young widow left badly off, and with three children to bring up, Fiona had come to know all the problems of trying to make ends meet. So despite the inevitably disapproving comments of her own mother, reckoned locally to be an interfering woman, she advertised for a lodger to help pay for some of the bills....

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Katie Mulholland

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
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    Some women are destined to arouse in men either fierce hatred or insatiable desire. Such a woman was Katie Mulholland. At 15, a scullery maid in the house of the Rosires, she had been raped by the master. Now, many years later, she had enough money to maintain three carriages if she wanted to and she was on her way to see Bernard Rosier under very different circumstances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Did not want it to end !

    • By izzy123 on 16-11-16

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Bill Bailey's Lot

    • The Bailey Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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    Bill Bailey, the rugged Liverpudlian, was now a fully fledged Tyneside building contractor, as staunchly loyal to his squad of workmen as they were to him. He had also met and married Fiona, a young widow with her own lovable family, to which she and Bill shortly added with the adoption of the orphaned Mamie. Life was good, but the economic climate was growing distinctly cloudy, and it was vital that Bill land the contract of a major development scheme. Competition was fierce, and when his men came under attack, Bill was sure that someone was out to spoil their chances for the job. 

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Mallen Litter

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Each generation of the Mallen family has been cursed with a dramatic white streak in their jet-black hair. Barbara does not have the visible streak to identify her as a Mallen, but she has spent her life trying to forget her parentage - and the horrific circumstances behind her birth. When her triplets - the Mallen litter - were born, she hoped that it would herald a new beginning. But it seems that one of her sons bears the Mallen streak - and that the Mallen curse will never die out.... 

    Regular price: £21.39

    • The Thursday Friend

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Sophie Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Catherine Cookson’s well-loved novels Hamilton and Goodbye Hamilton tell the story of Maisie, who invented an imaginary horse to keep her company through the long years of an unhappy marriage, and before she became a best-selling author. In this engaging sequel, Hamilton has vanished from Maisie’s life and two human companions take his place.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Mallen Girl

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Even as a child Barbara was beautiful, but as her beauty grew so did the affliction which shadowed it. She was becoming deaf. Yet living in an almost silent world protected her from what could be a worse affliction - to know the truth of her own origins. Barbara had another protector in Anna Brigmore, who knew that truth and was haunted by the thought it must one day be revealed to this girl she cherished like her own child. And among the surrounding hills and valleys of Northumberland, it was a long-relished scandal....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Helen Howell on 11-11-18

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Saint Christopher and the gravedigger.

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-12-17

    Regular price: £16.49

    • The Mallen Streak

    • The Mallen Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Thomas Mallen of High Banks Hall had many sons, most of them bastards. But to all of them he passed on his mark - a distinctive flash of white hair running to the left temple, known as the Mallen Streak. It was said that those who bore the streak seldom reached old age and that nothing good ever came of a Mallen. In 1851, Thomas Mallen found himself a ruined man, forced amid scandal and disgrace to sell the hall. With him went his two young wards and their indomitable governess. Then the Radlet brothers of Wilbur Farm arrived, one of whom bore the unmistakable Mallen Streak.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • it's a bit boring connected to the other mallon

    • By diane ellis on 16-01-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Solace of Sin

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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    When Connie buys a house on the moors, she has to negotiate with the abrupt Vincent O'Connor. She soon discovers that mystery is a way of life for Vincent, who has an increasing influence on her life. Then the shocking truth about the man with whom she shared many years of her life comes to light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most enjoyable

    • By Someone on 05-08-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Blind Miller

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mary Hetherington was a mother who dominated her family. And when David brought home Sarah from the "wrong end" of the 15 Streets, a girl who brought life and laughter into her dustless house, she soon took against her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story!!! Excellent storyteller!!!

    • By Jenny on 11-06-14

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Tinker's Girl

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Sophie Roberts
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When young Jinnie Howlett’s widowed father, a tinker man, died a pauper, she was already a reluctant inmate of a northern workhouse. But she thought herself fortunate - the alternative might have meant she ended up on the streets. When close to her 15th birthday and after years of toil and drudgery, she was at last offered a position as a maid-of-all-work. 

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Bonny Dawn

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set against the Northumbrian coast in the 1960s, the events of this love story take place over one day: a day during which everyone involved discovers that the consequences of an innocent meeting are far more significant than the event itself.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • It's not one of her normal masterpieces

    • By Roy on 20-04-11

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Rosie of the River

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Fred Carpenter suggests to his wife, Sally, that they should take a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads, she is filled with trepidation. Nevertheless she summons her courage and they and their bull-terrier Bill set off, with Fred at the helm of Dogfish Three. Sally's misgivings are soon justified, as a series of disasters - human, nautical, and canine - threaten to ruin their holiday. Then everything changes as they make friends with the boating fraternity and encounter the remarkable 15-year-old Rosie, whose family history stirs their curiosity and sympathy.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Obsession

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set at the turn of the century, this is one of Catherine Cookson's most unusual novels, powerfully portraying a woman dangerously driven by desire and ambition.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • obsession

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-09-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Before I Go

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Christine Rendel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    Known for the wit of her writing, Catherine Cookson was the UK's most widely read novelist during her lifetime. When her Estate discovered this never-before-published memoir in the attic of her home, it was an astonishing find. Before I Go is the definitive story of her life, in the author's own candid words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must for Catherine Cookson Fans!<br />

    • By Jenny on 20-07-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Blind Years

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      3 out of 5 stars 9

    A story of mystery, love and revenge. Bridget Gether's parents were killed in the wartime blitz, so she had lived with the Overmeers at Balderstone, their sprawling property in the Northumbrian countryside, since she was a child. Unaware that she had been manipulated into agreeing to marry their son, Laurence, an encounter with Bruce Dickenson, the son of a neighbouring farmer, opened her eyes to the possibility that she might be making a serious mistake.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All in all a reasonable listen but uninspiring.

    • By boxwave ever touch on 21-09-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • A House Divided

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Invalided out of the army at the end of the Second World War, Matthew Wallingham wonders what place there is in a new social order for a blind man, even if he is a decorated war hero. He has the sympathy of family and friends, but it seems the only person who can help him is his nurse, Liz. When he arrives home, however, he realises that his family have their problems too.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of her finest

    • By Chloe on 28-06-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Simple Soul and Other Stories

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection of stories is set against the background of places already familiar to Catherine Cookson's countless readers. Included in this collection are "The Simple Soul", "The Forbidden Word", "The Creak", "Lingerie", "Nasty! Don't Touch!", "For Fear Of...", "Silly Mid-on", and "Blitz".

    Regular price: £14.09

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