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Tilly Trotter isn't like the other girls in the villages of County Durham. Tall and coltish, she's not afraid of taking on 'man's work' to help out the grandparents who raised her. There's an unusual beauty to her too - a beauty that's envied by the local women and lusted after by the men.
But for all the attention Tilly only loves one man, farmer Simon Bentwood, and she's heartbroken to discover that he's betrothed to another. But there are even harder times ahead for Tilly. A spurned suitor takes a terrible revenge. Idle gossip brands her a witch. A betrayal forces her into the cruel drudgery of the local mine and puts her life in danger.
But Tilly refuses to let her spirit be broken - determined that all this will serve only to make her stronger...
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The unforgettable beginning of Catherine Cookson's classic trilogy.About the Author:
Catherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate 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. She has written 105 books including ten books for children and several were made into films. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She was appointed an honorary fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford, in 1997. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, on 11th June 1998. The Times Newspaper called her "the most celebrated novelist of our time".
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Book Description Ulverscroft Large Print Books, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1860420583