Hardcover Book, The Whip, Catherine Cookson, Novel, Historical Fiction, Literature, Suspense, Romance


Hardcover Book, The Whip, Catherine Cookson, Novel, Historical Fiction, Literature, Suspense, Romance

A hardcover book entitled The Whip by Catherine Cookson. This is a Book Club Edition.

THE WHIP is set in Tyneside, a region in northern England where the rugged country and rough weather once made life little more than a battle for survival. Someone had once told Emma Molinero that she was made for trouble, and certainly it had dogged her steps from childhood onwards. Her earliest memories were of life with one of the many traveling shows - part fair and part circus - that toured the shires at the dawn of the Victorian era. But at the age of seven she found herself an orphan who, in accordance with her Spanish father's dying wishes, must now leave the warm and friendly community to live with an unknown English grandmother far to the north in Country Durham. With her she took the whips and knives used with such dexterity by her father for his act and for which she had an inherited skill: a strange legacy that would play a significant part in shaping Emma's destiny.

Dame Catherine Ann Cookson, DBE (1906 – 1998) was a British author. She is in the top 20 of most widely read British novelists with sales topping 100 million while retaining a relatively low profile in the world of celebrity writers. Her books were inspired by her deprived youth in South Tyneside, Northeast England, the setting for her novels. With more than 103 titles written in her own name or two other pennames, she was one of the most prolific British novelists.

8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
370 pages
Published by Summit Books -- 1983 -- Book Club Edition

This book very good condition. It has no rips or tears. The binding is solid and tight. The book's pages are clean and crisp though slightly yellowed with age. The dust cover is in good condition with small tears and signs of age.
A previous owner's name is on the inside flyleaf.

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