Wingless Bird

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Simon & Schuster, Jun 27, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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An English country woman manages to overcome difficult circumstances to find her just reward in the healing power of love.

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User Review  - Eletta0925 Fouche - Goodreads

Saw this movie on Netflix and although it was a good movie, I felt I was missing some I information that was vital to the plot. As usual the book delivered what some many movies fail to capture. Well worth the read for the hopeful romantic types. Read full review

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User Review  - Helen - Goodreads

A beautifully written story about a young woman who manages her fathers adjoining sweet & tobacco shops in the early 1900's. The town is small and the area they live and work is poor but filled with the rich details as only Catherine Cookson can bring to life. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Catherine Cookson lived in Northumberland, England, the setting of many of her international bestsellers. Born in Tyne Dock, she was the illegitimate daughter of an impoverished woman, Kate, whom she was raised to believe was her older sister. She began to work in the civil service but eventually moved south to Hastings, where she met and married a local grammar school master.

Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer, in 1968 her novel The Round Tower won the Winifred Holtby Award, her readership quickly spread worldwide, and her many bestselling novels established her as one of the most popular contemporary authors. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, in June 1998, having completed 104 works.

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