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The Round Tower Mass Market Paperback – 5 May 2008

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi (5 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552156701
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552156707
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 3 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Humour, toughness, resolution and generosity are Cookson virtues . . . In the specialised world of women's popular fiction, Cookson has created her own territory" (Helen Dunmore, The Times)

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The award-winning, powerful love story from one of Britain's most popular novelists

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Format: Paperback
The Round Tower poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I have you fast in my fortress,
And will not let you depart,
But put you down into the dungeon,
In the round tower of my heart.

And there will I keep you for ever,
Yes, forever and a day,
Till the walls shall crumble to ruin,
And moulder in dust away!"

I would give the book 10 stars if I could.
What a beautiful story. The thing that hooked me was the round tower poem -above- and after that I couldn't stop reading.

I don't want to spoil not even a bit of the story so I'll tell you very little about it. It's about Van & Angus, she's from a wealthy influential family, he's the son of the house maid. Van gets into trouble & runs away from the luxuries she's lived with all her life. Angus aspires to be rich & win her. What happens is nothing they prepared for.

The "Round Tower" won the Winifred Holtby award
for the best regional novel of 1968

Catherine Cookson stories are multi dimensional, her characters are real, their problems are real & the way they deal with them is real. Her stories are memorable, especially this one. Read IT! It's a keeper.

READ IT! & thank me later ;)
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The Round Tower, winner of the Winifred Holtby Award, is one of Catherine Cookson's best novels. Set in the sixties, its a tale of power, love, honour and greed.
Vanessa Ratcliffe, is the daughter of 'God-Almighty,' Jonathan Ratcliffe, one of the town's richest men. She lives in one of the most respectable areas, Brampton Hill and has to contend with her parents and sister, who all value their social prestige.
Angus Cotton is a foremen in one of Jonathan's businesses. His mother is the Ratcliffe's daily and he's big, rough, uncouth and uneducated.
They are from two different worlds, but events brings them together and change their lives-and those of their families-forever.
Cookson has penned another faboulus read where the narrative is gripping and engrossing, the characters leap off the pages and the writing is extraordinary. Highly Recommended!
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I've read several Catherine Cookson books and this one, unfortunately, I didn't enjoy. Cannot recommend and would not read the book again - if you're looking for a good Catherine Cookson book, try The Mallen series or The Fifteen Streets.
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This has to be my favourite Catherine Cookson book, I've read it many times, and go back to enjoy it over and over again.
The people are so vibrant, her description is excellent, you can picture them in your mind. I've read most of her books but this is definitely my favourite.
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I tried this, having seen the runs of the TV adaptations of CC'S work, I thought given the popularity of her novels that there must be more developed charaterisation in the book. This is not so, there is hardly any depth of characterisation,even for the main characters. It makes for an easy read but it is quite dissappointing. In fact the TV charcterisations are deeper, given that the actors used are all well known and competant . The Individuals portrayed all fall into a set pattern not unlike a victorian melodrama and it is written more like a short story or a film script than a novel which is why it adapts so easily for the small screen. I will not by reading anymore.
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A bit of a disappointment, compared with some of Catherine Cookson's other novels (I liked "The Dwelling Place" and "The Tinker's Girl"). The storyline itself wasn't a problem but the way it was worked was fairly slow moving and in some places unconvincing. For example, one character, Mrs R could not find a replacement for her housekeeper, Emily, despite having tried many other candidates over a period of many years. But when Emily suddenly leaves, Mrs R suddenly and miraculously finds another housekeeper who is "just as good as or even better than Emily" .... I also found that hardly anything is said about the Round Tower, considering that is the title of the book - about 2 or 3 sentences near the end of the book. Overall, I just found this novel not as movingly written as some others by this writer.
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I wanted to be sure the edition of this Cookson story on offer was in fact in large print as it was for my wife who has impaired vision,on contacting the seller however I was unable get confirmation,but went ahead and ordered much to my relief it turned out to be as advertised,gtreat story,book in very good condition,prompt despatch and delivery.
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I read books by Catherine Cookson years ago and had forgotton how much I enjoyed them - saw part of The Round Tower film which made me buy this book - will definately be reading more by C Cookson.
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