"Cookson has the storytelling ability to hold an affectionately tolerant audience as she chronicles the howling passions of her characters, who resemble likable-to-murderous third graders. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
The fans of Cookson's (My Beloved Son, 1993, etc.) subtle-as- a-calliope village melodramas, set in various periods near the banks of the Tyne, will be pleased to note that the empress of scullery tales is still at it.
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