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The tinker's girl

Author: Catherine Cookson
Publisher: London : Corgi, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" Just before her fifteenth birthday Jinnie Howlett is offered a position as maid-of-all-work at a farm near the Cumbrian border. She hopes this will be a welcome relief from the workhouse she knows too well. But when she meets her brutish employers Jinnie realises she has only exchanged one life of drudgery for another. She is grateful when one of the sons befriends her, but it isn't long before Jennie sees how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
General fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 9780552156691 0552156698
OCLC Number: 173238963
Notes: Originally published: London: Bantam, 1994.
Description: 477 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Catherine Cookson.

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Just before her 15th birthday, Jinnie Howlett is offered a position as maid-of-all-work at a farm near the Cumbrian border. But when she meets her brutish employers, Jinnie realises she has only  Read more...

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"Humour, toughness, resolution and generosity are Cookson virtues ... In the specialised world of women's popular fiction, Cookson has created her own territory" Helen Dunmore, The Times

 
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