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The Cinder Path [Kindle Edition]

Catherine Cookson
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The cinder path which led from the Northumberland farmhouse would always symbolise defeat for Charlie MacFell. People saw him as a born loser who always got the dirty end of the stick. At the root of the matter were boyhood humiliations by his brutal father – but was that all there was to Charlie MacFell? Then an opportunity emerges for Charlie to display his inner strengths and integrity, and to give the lie to those who had thought him to be of no account...

The Cinder Path is the dramatic story of a man in search of himself, which carries the reader from the rural Northumberland of Edwardian times into the holocaust of the Western Front in the First World War.

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The cinder path which led from the Northumberland farmhouse would always symbolise defeat for Charlie MacFell. People saw him as a born loser, a nice chap who always got the dirty end of the stick. At the root of the matter were boyhood humiliations by his brutal father - but was that all there was to Charlie MacFell? Then an opportunity emerged for Charlie to display his inner strengths and integrity, and to give the lie to those who had thought him to be of no account...

The Cinder Path portrays a man in search of himself, and tells a story of exceptional dramatic force which carries the reader from the rural Northumberland of Edwardian times into the holocaust of the Western Front in the First World War.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2197 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1780362617
  • Publisher: Peach Publishing (24 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TO63H2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,481 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Cookson 1 Feb. 2014
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If you lke Catherine Cookson you will enjoy this book. It gves a 'warts and all' insight into rural life before, during and after the First World War. It llustrates the struggles of the 'lower class' villagers and the indignities they suffered just to survive and is a social statement on the class struggles of the time and, for the more informed amongst us, can prick the conscious regarding the class struggles that still exist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars long time fan of CC! 20 Oct. 2013
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I have read every CC book there is and this is one of the best. Always satisfied and I have read this many, many times over the years.
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4.0 out of 5 stars New Regions for the Reader 27 Aug. 2012
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(Catherine Cookson, The Cinder Path)
Farmers' life in Northumberland was complete terra incognita for me - and it developed to be very interesting. The fate of two or three families in the decades before and during World War I - with one of the most moving battle-descriptions I ever read - contains half a dozen extremely different characters, who all engage our sympathy though they react of course very differently to the events. The central hero does not seem to be born to manage a farm, but rather to become a professor of literature, - but after coming out of the horrors of the war almost unwounded (having lost quite a number of friends) he decides to go back home and continue what his fore-fathers began. Of course he meets some girls, marries the wrong one, but at last finds what changes his fate to more hopeful prospects.
C.Cookson can write very thrilling dialogues, the background of the farms in Northumberland is well illustrated and the tension between some of the characters keeps the reader's interest up to the end.
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2.0 out of 5 stars There are better CC novels 8 Oct. 2014
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I'm a huge Catherine Cookson fan but this book I struggled to finish and would not recommend. If you are thinking of reading a Catherine Cookson book, look at The Fifteen Streets, The Mallen Trilogy or The Gambling Man.
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