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The Branded Man

The Branded Man Fourteen year old Marie Anne Lawson youngest daughter of a prosperous Northumbrian family had always run when she might have walked and it was as she was running away from a sight she would rather

  • Title: The Branded Man
  • Author: Catherine Cookson
  • ISBN: 9780593038802
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fourteen year old Marie Anne Lawson, youngest daughter of a prosperous Northumbrian family, had always run when she might have walked, and it was as she was running away from a sight she would rather not have witnessed that she stumbled and fell, injuring her ankle, to be discovered by a local man who, because of a disfigurement, was known thereabouts as the branded man.Fourteen year old Marie Anne Lawson, youngest daughter of a prosperous Northumbrian family, had always run when she might have walked, and it was as she was running away from a sight she would rather not have witnessed that she stumbled and fell, injuring her ankle, to be discovered by a local man who, because of a disfigurement, was known thereabouts as the branded man Already fearful of him by reputatuion, his sudden appearance frightened her into unconsciousness When she came to, she was back at The Manor and confined to bed for an indefinite period.Marie Anne s mother, with no love and little sympathy, awaited her recovery with impatience, for she had already planned to despatch her wayward daughter to London, where her Aunt Martha would supervise the development of her natural ability for the piano, the only talent Mrs Lawson believed her daughter possessed As for Marie Anne, already resentful at the enforced exile, Aunt Martha s frosty reception caused her to wonder if one domination would now be replaced by another Only the friendship of her aunt s companion, Sarah Foggerty, prevented her from plunging into despair that and the encouragement she received from her music tutor on her dialy visits to the Academy Why, then, did his sudden disappearance make it necessary for her to return to Northumberland, this time into the care of her beloved grandfather As the years went by many twists and turns of fate awaited Marie Anne, one of them concerned with the very man who had struck fear in her all those years before Sarah Foggerty too had a part to play in her destiny but neither she nor Marie Anne could have foreseen the consequences of their timely friendship.Set at the turn of the century in the wilds of Northumberland and in the slums of the East End of London, The Branded Man is the gripping story of Marie Anne, Sarah Foggerty and the mysterious man who was to influence both their lives This, Catherine Cookson s eighty fifth novel, in a career extending over than forty five years, is yet another example of her extraordinary talent It will be enjoyed, as always, by her millions of readers all over the world.

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    1. Catherine Cookson

      Catherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate daughter of a poverty stricken woman, Kate, who Catherine believed was her older sister Catherine 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 best selling novels established her as one of the most popular contemporary woman novelist She received an OBE in 1985, was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1993, and was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda s College, Oxford, in 1997 For many years she lived near Newcastle upon Tyne.

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    1. I usually love Catherines books, but this one just strike with me. The story was kind of boring with nothing much happening and it kinda dragged on.


    2. How Did I Love This? Let me List the Ways (with apologies to EBB) The book was set mainly in Northumberland, England which was close to the county where I was born and so, much of the flavour added with local accents was familiar to me. The time period is through the late and end of Queen Victoria's reign with writing that rings true to what I know of the period through other fiction and non-fiction works. It had a sense of the melodrama blended in with the very strong 'good' people as well as w [...]


    3. 3.5. I really enjoyed this, but I'm not sure if I'll ever reread this. There were so many elements I enjoyed, and that felt totally new to me. The griminess of the tenement Court, for example. Paddy's Emporium. The piano bar. I loved Marie Anne's friendship with Sarah, and the life they began to build in East End London. They were happy, and they made do. The book declined for me once Marie Anne's grandfather fetched her back to get them home. Their lives got dull and so did the book. I believed [...]


    4. When Marie Anne is born it sets in motion a train of events that will change her family's lives forever, she is wild, gypsy like and has a terrible temper but then having never been shown much love by either her parents or her siblings so when she is shipped off to London to live with a tyrannical distant aunt after a fight with her sister Evelyn it starts Marie Anne off on another dramatic turn in her life.After a disgrace where she becomes pregnant she is yet again shipped off to what her aunt [...]


    5. One of her bestI enjoy period novels & CC is gifted in her mixtures of plots, characters & history and her ability to blend them coherently draws a reader into the story itself. She knows the realities of most of her characters lives & unfolds them so the reader can nearly hear & smell the backdrop of her stories. I would highly recommend CC's books, and though some are naturally better than others, they are all worth the effort, time & money to both read & share.


    6. I thought this was an absolutely amazing book, it was so mesmerizing. I am in love with the details in this book.





    7. This read hits Max HeadroomRead By: Joyce Gibbs. Unabridged. Running Time: 16:40blurb - Fourteen-year-old Marie Anne Lawson, youngest daughter of a prosperous Northumbrian family, had always run when she might have walked, and it was as she was running away from a sight she would rather not have witnessed that she stumbled and fell, injuring her ankle, to be discovered by a local man who, because of a disfigurement, was known thereabouts as 'the branded man'.  3* - Colour Blind (1966)3* - Kati [...]


    8. Took a while to get into then the story took off. About a girl, her family and a man who is afflicted with a mark on his face and neck.


    9. Very Touching ReadThis book is written in a use of language easy to read and comprehend. (Many of her other books are difficult.) Marie Ann is born a misfit wild child. She is loved mainly by a Grandfather. She runs and runs as a sense of freedom. She meets an Irish woman and disfigured man Don who give her reason to live. There's a lot of family uprisings. Ms. Cook is a great author. I recommend


    10. I read all of Catherine Cookson's books some years ago and enjoyed them immensley. I recently re-read all of them and find that on a second look I found them all so very predictable, and was rather disappointed. However I'm sure that it is my tastes that have changed not the calibre of her story telling.


    11. Bittersweet tale of an unloved young girl, mistreated by her mother and sent away to live with her cold hearted aunt, misfortune seems to haunt her until she forms a friendship with her aunts fiesty irish housekeeper, who is willing to put the girls happiness first even if it is at the cost if her own.


    12. As in most of Cookson's books she writes with strong female characters overcoming some miserable circumstance or misfortune. I also love the English accents given her characters. If you like books set in old England and well developed characters, you will enjoy books by Catherine Cookson!


    13. I don't understand how a mother can treat one of her children so differently to the other 3, how can she show no love or affection??A long story but well written and a very strong female character! As per most of Catherine cooksons novels. Lovely story and a happy ending


    14. Simply amazing. Although it was tedious at times (although maybe my weariness was to blame for falling asleep several times during reading, and because it has grown to be a habit for me to do so?), I loved it.


    15. Loved this novel set in the beginning of the 20th century telling the story of an impressionable girl seduced by her tutor and abandoned by him and the sympathetic portrayal of epilepsy in another male character "the Branded man".




    16. I like Catherine Cookson's novels but I wish she added more romance into the mix. The drama's always more forefront. The story was very good and I liked the characters.









    17. Been ages since i read a Cathrin Cookson Still a grand read, I loved many of the charecters, places and seasons Thanks


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