Bibliography

Written as Catherine Cookson

  • The Fifteen Streets (1952)
  • Colour Blind (1953)
  • Maggie Rowan (1954)
  • Rooney (1957)
  • The Menagerie (1958)
  • Fanny McBride (1959)
  • Fenwick Houses (1960)
  • The Garment (1962)
  • The Blind Miller (1963)
  • The Wingless Bird (1964)
  • Hannah Massey (1964)
  • The Long Corridor (1965)
  • Matty Doolin (1965)
  • The Unbaited Trap (1966)
  • Slinky Jane (1967)
  • Katie Mulholland (1967)
  • The Round Tower (1968)
  • The Nice Bloke (1969) aka The Husband (1969)
  • The Glass Virgin (1969)
  • The Invitation (1970)
  • The Dwelling Place (1971)
  • Feathers in the Fire (1971)
  • Pure as the Lily (1972)
  • The Invisible Cord (1975)
  • The Gambling Man (1975)
  • The Tide of Life (1976)
  • The Girl (1977)
  • The Cinder Path (1978)
  • The Man Who Cried (1979)
  • The Whip (1983) aka The Spaniard’s Gift (1989)
  • The Black Velvet Gown (1984)
  • The Bannaman Legacy (1985) aka A Dinner of Herbs (1985)
  • The Moth (1986) a.k.a. The Thorman Inheritance (1989)
  • The Parson’s Daughter (1987)
  • The Harrogate Secret (1988) aka The Secret
  • The Cultured Handmaiden (1988)
  • The Spaniard’s Gift (1989) aka The Whip (1983)
  • The Black Candle (1989)
  • The Thorman Inheritance (1989) aka The Moth (1986)
  • The Gillyvors (1990) aka The Love Child (1991)
  • My Beloved Son (1991)
  • The Rag Nymph (1991) aka The Forester Girl (1993)
  • The House of Women (1992)
  • The Maltese Angel (1992)
  • The Golden Straw (1993)
  • The Forester Girl (1993) aka The Rag Nymph (1991)
  • The Year of the Virgins (1993)
  • The Tinker’s Girl (1994)
  • Justice Is a Woman (1994)
  • A Ruthless Need (1995)
  • The Bonny Dawn (1996)
  • The Branded Man (1996)
  • The Lady on my Left (1997) The Mists of Memory (1965) by Catherine Marchant
  • The Obsession (1997)
  • The Upstart (1998)
  • The Blind Years (1998)
  • Riley (1998)
  • Solace of Sin (1998)
  • The Desert Crop (1999)
  • The Thursday Friend (1999)
  • My Land of the North (1999)
  • A House Divided (2000)
  • Rosie of the River (2000)
  • The Simple Soul and Other Stories (2001)
  • Silent Lady (2002)

The Kate Hannigan series

  • Kate Hannigan (1950)
  • Kate Hannigan’s Girl (2001)

The Mary Ann stories

  • A Grand Man (1954)
  • The Lord and Mary Ann (1956)
  • The Devil and Mary Ann (1958)
  • Love and Mary Ann (1961)
  • Life and Mary Ann (1962)
  • Marriage and Mary Ann (1964)
  • Mary Ann’s Angels (1965)
  • Mary Ann and Bill (1967)

The Mallen Novels

  • The Mallen Streak (1973)
  • The Mallen Girl (1974)
  • The Mallen Litter (1974)

The Tilly Trotter trilogy

  • Tilly Trotter aka Tilly (1980)
  • Tilly Trotter Wed aka Tilly Wed (1981)
  • Tilly Trotter Widowed aka Tilly Alone (1982)

The Hamilton series

  • Hamilton (1983)
  • Goodbye Hamilton (1984)
  • Harold (1985)

The Bill Bailey trilogy

  • Bill Bailey (1986)
  • Bill Bailey’s Lot (1987) aka Bill Bailey’s Litter
  • Bill Bailey’s Daughter (1988)
  • The Bondage of Love (1997)

Children’s stories

  • Joe and the Gladiator (1968)
  • The Nipper (1970)
  • Blue Baccy (1972) aka Rory’s Fortune (1988)
  • Our John Willie (1974)
  • Mrs Flannagan’s Trumpet (1976)
  • Go Tell It to Mrs Golightly (1977)
  • Lanky Jones (1981)
  • Nancy Nutall and the Mongrel (1982)
  • Rory’s Fortune (1988) aka Blue Baccy (1972)
  • Bill and The Mary Ann Shaughnessy (1991)

Autobiographies

  • Our Kate (1969)
  • Catherine Cookson Country (1986) aka My Land of the North (1999)
  • Let Me Make Myself Plain (1988)
  • Plainer Still (1995)
  • Just A Saying (2002)

Written as Catherine Marchant

  • Heritage of Folly (1961) aka Heritage of Folly (1961) by Katie McMullen
  • The Fen Tiger (1963) aka The House on the Fens (1963)
  • House of Men (1963)
  • The Mists of Memory (1965) aka The Lady on my Left (1997) by Catherine Cookson
  • The Iron Facade (1965) aka Evil at Rodgers Cross (1965)
  • Miss Martha Mary Crawford (1975)
  • The Slow Awakening (1976)

Written as Katie McMullen

  • Heritage of Folly (1961) aka Heritage of Folly (1961) by Catherine Marchant

Biographies

  • To Be a Lady: Biography of Catherine Cookson by Cliff Goodwin (1994)
  • The Girl From Leam Lane: The Life and Writing of Catherine Cookson by Piers Dudgeon (1997)
  • Catherine Cookson by Kathleen Jones Constable(1999)
  • Kate’s Daughter: The Real Catherine Cookson by Piers Dudgeon (2003)
  • Seeking Catherine Cookson’s Da by Kathleen Jones Constable (2004)

Books in film and television

  • The Fifteen Streets (1989) with Sean Bean, Owen Teale, Clare Holman and Jane Horrocks
  • The Black Velvet Gown (1991) with Janet McTeer, Bob Peck, Geraldine Somerville won the International Emmy award for best drama.[24]
  • The Cinder Path (1994) with Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • The Dwelling Place (1994) with Tracy Whitwell, Julie Hesmondhalgh and Ray Stevenson
  • The Tide of Life (1996) with Gillian Kearney and future Rome co-star James Purefoy
  • The Gambling Man (1995) with Robson Green
  • The Mallens (1979–1980) with John Hallam and Juliet Stevenson
  • Our John Willie (1980) with Ian Cullen, David Burke, James Garbutt, John Malcolm and Malcolm Terris
  • The Black Candle (1991) with Nathaniel Parker and Samantha Bond
  • The Man Who Cried (1993) with Ciarán Hinds and Amanda Root
  • The Glass Virgin (1995) with Nigel Havers, Emily Mortimer and Brendan Coyle
  • The Girl (1996) with Jonathan Cake, Malcolm Stoddard, Jill Baker and Siobhan Flynn
  • The Moth (1997) with Jack Davenport, Juliet Aubrey and Justine Waddell
  • The Rag Nymph (1997) with Honeysuckle Weeks, Alec Newman and Val McLane
  • The Wingless Bird (1997) with Claire Skinner, Anne Reid and Julian Wadham
  • Colour Blind (1997) with Niamh Cusack, Tony Armatrading, Art Malik, Dearbhla Molloy, and Carmen Ejogo
  • The Round Tower (1997) with Emilia Fox, Ben Miles and Denis Lawson
  • Tilly Trotter (1998) with Carli Norris, Beth Goddard, Sarah Alexander, Amelia Bullmore, Rosemary Leach and Simon Shepherd
  • The Secret (1999) with Colin Buchanan, Hannah Yelland, Elizabeth Carling, Clare Higgins, and Stephen Moyer
  • A Dinner of Herbs (2000) with Jonathan Kerrigan, Melanie Clark Pullen, Debra Stephenson, David Threlfall and Billie Whitelaw

“You have never kissed me. Patted me, hugged me, but you’ve never kissed me.”
“Oh, Rosie, Rosie.” His face looked on the point of laughter, then his lips fell gently on hers and he held the kiss for some time. Now, pressing her face from him, he said “That’s merely an introduction. When your cheek is better I’ll do it properly.”

Catherine Cookson

The Obsession

“Oh God, I’m sorry I bring trouble on people. I don’t mean to, you know that, you know that. And don’t punish me by taking Ned. Keep him safe that’s all I ask. That’s all I’ll ever ask again, just keep him safe.”

Catherine Cookson

The Girl