The Rag Maid

The Rag Maid

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When Millie's mother abandons her one late afternoon in 1854, fate brings the seven-year-old to Aggie's door - and life will never be the same for either of them.

Known locally as 'Raggie Aggie' for her business of trading rags and old clothes, the older woman knows the dangers waiting for such a strikingly pretty girl left alone in their rough area of Newcastle, and sees no other option but to take her in.

The unlikely pair soon form an unexpectedly strong bond. But there will be obstacles in their paths - will their friendship survive? Whatever happens, their relationship will change their lives for ever...

Catherine Cookson was the original and bestselling saga writer, selling over 100 million copies of her novels. If you like Dilly Court, Katie Flynn or Donna Douglas, you'll love Catherine Cookson.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 27mm | 294g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • none
  • 055217405X
  • 9780552174053
  • 96,462

About Catherine Cookson

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.
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"Catherine Cookson was a brilliant storyteller and wrote from the heart." * Dilly Court * "Catherine Cookson is an icon; without her influence, I and many other authors would not have followed in her footsteps." * Val Wood * "Queen of raw family romances" * Telegraph * "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 * "Catherine Cookson soars above her rivals" * Mail on Sunday *
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"Catherine Cookson soars above her rivals"
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