A GRAND MAN by Catherine Cookson

A GRAND MAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Housed in the poverty of a Tyneside tenement, Mary Ann Shaughnessy's family is slowly being beaten down by her beloved ""da's"" drinking, but the girl's high hearted trust andher talks with the church lead to the solution for the ""sickness""- a cottage and work on the farm. From her brother's attempted suicide to her grandmother's venom, eight year old Mary runs the gamut of emotional too- before the end of her well fought battle. A vigorous yet kindly story.

Pub Date: April 5th, 1955
Publisher: Macmillan