The Branded Man

The Branded Man

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By (author) Catherine Cookson

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  • Publisher: Corgi Books
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 109mm x 177mm x 31mm | 244g
  • Publication date: 5 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0552156736
  • ISBN 13: 9780552156738
  • Sales rank: 372,655

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When Marie, the wayward young daughter of a prosperous Northumbrian family, falls and injures herself, she is rescued by a mysterious man. As soon as she recovers her mother sends her to live with an aunt in London, and in her charge life is strict. Marie grows to depend on the friendship of her aunt's companion, Sarah, and encouragement from her music tutor. But why, when her tutor suddenly disappears, does she quickly return to Northumberland, and this time into the care of her grandfather? Set at the turn of the 20th Century, "The Branded Man" is the extraordinary story of two girls and the mysterious man who influences their lives.

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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. Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer - her novel The Round Tower won the Winifred Holtby Award for the best regional novel of 1968 - her readership quickly spread throughout the world, and her many bestselling novels established her as one of the most popular of contemporary women novelists. 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. For many years she lived near Newcastle upon Tyne. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, in June 1998.