Concludes the trilogy of novels begun with THE MALLEN STREAK and continued in THE MALLEN GIRL. Set largely in Newcastle and rural Northumberland, it links the England of Victoria with the dark days of the First World War. A chance reference to the triplet sons of Dan and Barbara Bensham as "The Mallen Litter" creates a bitter resentment in Barbara that is to have far reaching consequences. But it is with the younger generation that the resolving of the Mallen destiny finally lies.
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Catherine Cookson lived in Northumberland, England, the setting of many of her international bestsellers. Born in Tyne Dock, she was the illegitimate daughter of an impoverished woman, Kate, whom she was raised to believe was her older sister. She began to work in the civil service but eventually moved south to Hastings, where she met and married a local grammar school master.
Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer, in 1968 her novel "The Round Tower" won the Winifred Holtby Award, her readership quickly spread worldwide, and her many bestselling novels established her as one of the most popular contemporary authors. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, in June 1998, having completed 104 works.
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Book Description Headline Book Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110755337972
Book Description Headline Book Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0755337972