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Book Title: The Round Tower|
The author of the book: Catherine Cookson
ISBN 13: 9780552082969
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 39.86 MB
Edition: CORGI CHILDRENS
Date of issue: September 1st 1986
Read full description of the books The Round Tower:Vanessa Ratcliffe was just sixteen--and even though she had a convent education, she had a provocative manner that drew envious eyes in her direction. She lived in one of the big houses on Brampton Hill, for the Ratcliffes, a powerful and avaricious family, were considered 'big' folk in the town.
Angus Cotton was a rough diamond who lived in Ryder's Row, down among the goods yards and dirty streets. But as an engineer at Affleck and Tate he was worth his weight in gold; and the manager, Vanessa's father, knew it but hated to admit it. Angus had ambitious plans for his future, and although these plans had never included Vanessa, events were to draw them together...
Read information about the authorCatherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate daughter of a poverty-stricken woman, Kate, who Catherine believed was her older sister. Catherine 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 contemporary woman novelist. She received an OBE in 1985, was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1993, and was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford, in 1997.
For many years she lived near Newcastle upon Tyne.
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