Some women are destined to arouse in men either fierce hatred or insatiable desire. Such a woman was Katie Mulholland.
At 15, a scullery maid in the house of the Rosires, she had been raped by the master. Now, many years later, she had enough money to maintain three carriages if she wanted to, and she was on her way to see Bernard Rosier under very different circumstances.
There was no pride in Katie Mulholland's heart, however, only fear, for half of Tyneside still talked about the way she had flouted convention, and sniggered about the way she had made her money. So she had decided that her only hope was to climb above them, and that she would conquer her fear with power....
©1967 Catherine Cookson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
It's hard for me to find a book over 20 hours that I can't wait to listen to, but this book was great. It is all clean language which was a definite plus!
"A PAGE TURNER I COULDN'T PUT DOWN!"
CATHERINE COOKSON was one of the best storytellers of the twentieth century and she is sorely missed by her many fans. She reigned supremely for a long time until her death in 1998 and I'm so pleased that Audible has started to have some of her books in their library. It would be appreciated if they could do more for I'm sure she'd reach another generation who would find her books compelling!
I first read this book on the 1970's and it's not lost any of its impact. in fact having it read by Susan Jameson, a Geordie actress, has added another dimension to the story. It's more compelling and I'd definitely recommend it to the many readers out there.
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