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    9780593034798 9780552156684 Paperback / softback, Mass market, , $11.99 CAD 9780552141574 Paperback / softback, Mass market, , $7.99 CAD
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A Sister's Obsession
By (author): Catherine Cookson
9780552176248 Paperback, Mass market English General Trade FICTION / Sagas Jul 23, 2019
$15.99 CAD
Active 5.02 x 7.81 x 1.04 in 432 pages Random House Canada UK Distribution Corgi
Beatrice Steel, always over-possessive about her family home, Pine Hurst, has become insufferably dominating since the death of her mother, ruling her father, her sisters and the servants with an iron hand.  Of course, she constantly has to remind herself, it is her father who actually owns the house, but it is the thought that he might remarry, thus making another woman mistress of Pine Hurst, that fills her with dread.

Then, unexpectedly, her father dies and, when the family gather for the reading of the will, nothing she hears matches her expectations.  It is then she realises that her security is threatened and that she must begin to lay plans to protect her position and allow her to enjoy her most prized possession.

THE OBSESSION is one of Catherine Cookson’s most unusual novels, powerfully portrays a woman so driven by the need to protect her inheritance that she will sacrifice almost anything or anyone to ensure she does not lose it.  It is yet another triumph for this most popular of authors.

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 best-selling 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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