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My Animal Life

My Animal Life
£8.99

How do you become a writer, and why? Maggie Gee’s journey starts a long way from the literary world in a small family in post-war Britain,. At seventeen, Maggie goes, a lamb to the slaughter, to university. From the 1960s onwards she lives the defining events of her generation: the coming of the Pill and sexual freedom, tremors in the British layer-cake of class and race. In the 1980s, Maggie finally gets published, falls in love, marries and has a daughter – but for the next three decades and beyond, she survives, and sometimes thrives, by writing. This frank, bold memoir dares to explore the big questions: success and failure, sex, death and parenthood – our animal life.

Kate's Daughter: The Real Catherine Cookson: 1

Kate's Daughter: The Real Catherine Cookson: 1
£14.99

Born into the bleak industrial heartland of Tyneside in 1906, an illegitimate child with the courage to escape and discover her true self, denies her people, reaches rock bottom, and then writes her way back into their hearts as Catherine Cookson.Illustrated with 25 striking personal photographs, this is the REAL Jarrow Lass of Janet MacLeod Trotter’s bestselling trilogy, the ultimate rags-to-riches romance delivered hard-edged by folk who lived in the same street as Catherine as a child and knew first-hand the pain that hardship and alienation brings. A great historical biography for any Catherine Cookson fan.This hardback book measures: 21.4 x 14.4 x 2.8cm.