Seeking Catherine Cookson's 'Da'

Seeking Catherine Cookson's 'Da'

The Real Story of Finding Her Father

Book - 2004
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Catherine Cookson's work was affected by the personal tragedies of her working class upbringing in the industrial North East. This biography attempts to discover the truth behind her childhood and uncover the mystery of her father's identity.

Blackwell North Amer
Catherine Cookson said that the shame of her illegitimacy was the driving force behind her compulsion to write. She claimed not to know who her father was but allowed people to believe that he was an aristocrat. Kathleen Jones has at last discovered the truth about the elusive 'Alexander Davies' named on Cookson's birth certificate. She tells a story as surprising and compelling as one of Cookson's own novels and reveals that Catherine was not only knew who her father was, but that she used him as the bigamous hero of one of her books, The Gambling Man. Kathleen's search for the truth led her from the mining communities of the North East, to Scotland and America.

Publisher: London : Constable, 2004
ISBN: 9781841198453
Characteristics: ill. ; cm


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