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The Tinker's Girl
Author: Catherine Cookson

ISBN: 9780552167390
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 478
Published: 1 January 2008
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 10.5 x 2.8
Description:
Just before her fifteenth birthday Jinnie Howlett is offered a position as maid-of-all-work at a farm near the Cumbrian border. She hopes this will be a welcome relief from the workhouse she knows too well. But when she meets her brutish employers Jinnie realises she has only exchanged one life of drudgery for another.

She is grateful when one of the sons befriends her, but it isn't long before Jinnie sees how tempting life is beyond her place of work...

About the Author

Catherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the 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 bestselling novels established her as one of the most popular of contemporary novelists. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was created a Dame of the Br...

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