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Kate's Daughter: The Real Catherine Cookson: 1 Hardcover – Illustrated, 12 Jul 2012
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A powerful story and Piers Dudgeon tells it with skill and feeling --Daily Telegraph
From the Back Cover
Kate's Daughter gets to the heart of the Catherine Cookson story. With the help of material made available only since Catherine's death, Piers Dudgeon, author of the No. 1 bestseller The Girl from Leam Lane and editor of her own illustrated memoir, Catherine Cookson Country, lifts the veil on the myth and lays bare the true nature of this complex and fascinating woman.
When it was known that Kates Daughter was being written, family members made contact with the author to unburden themselves of material they had always refused to share when Catherine was alive. People who knew her when she was a child and at every stage of her life also came forward to set the record straight. Meanwhile Catherine's written records, letters and diaries, only recently lodged in the Catherine Cookson archive at the University of Boston, were made available.
What emerges is a fresh documentary portrait, illustrated with striking contemporary photographs (many provided by her family and never seen before), shot through with a psychological dimension that explains for the first time the fears that cast Catherine into the nightmare of mental breakdown and fed the very darkest veins of autobiography in her novels. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
I wasn't disappointed.
I was quite surprised at some of the comments by other readers and I do have to disagree on several points.
The author obviously knows his subject very well and perhaps on a personal level. The dialogue is completely chronological as we travel through Catherine's life on a year on year basis and even grow with her through the various stages and episodes of her life. This book certainly explores and explains the background and reasons behind some of the more traumatic episodes in Catherine's novels.
Personally I loved this book. It is well written, sympathetic but in no way sentimental. It comes across very well that, although the author admires his subject, he is in no way swayed by her manipulative character - in fact he sees beyond her facade to the real person inside. Brilliant book. Brilliant author. I loved it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have read many biographies and this has got to have been the worst written one ever! It is not written in the usual biography format and a lot of it was not really relevant to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lord Chocolate
my wife is a big fan of Catherine Cookson to read about her life she is really enjoying the book would recomendPublished 20 months ago by Michael James Matthews
not what i expected read whole of the book to see if it got better dissappointedPublished 22 months ago by yorkshire lass