Order of Catherine Cookson Books
Catherine Cookson (1906-1998) was an English author of historical fiction novels and the author of the Mary Ann Shaughnessy series. She grew up the illegitimate daughter of an impoverished woman named Kate, whom she was led to believe was her older sister. Catherine was known as a regional writer, writing specifically for readers from the North of England. Of all of her many accolades, undoubtedly the greatest of all of them is being named a Dame of the British Empire in 1993.
Catherine Cookson became a published novelist in 1950 with the novel Kate Hannigan. She continued to write up until her death and her final work was published in 2002. Below is a list of Catherine Cookson’s books in order of when they were first released:
Publication Order of Kate Hannigan Books
Publication Order of Mary Ann Shaughnessy Books
|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)|
|Bill and the Mary Ann Shaughnessy||(1991)|
Publication Order of Mallen Family Books
Publication Order of Tilly Trotter Books
Publication Order of Hamilton Books
Publication Order of Bailey Chronicles Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Picture Books
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
|Our Kate: An Autobiographical Memoir||(1969)|
|Catherine Cookson Country||(1986)|
|Let Me Make Myself Plain: A Personal Anthology||(1988)|
|My Land of the North: Memories of a Northern Childhood||(1999)|
Notes: The Mallen Litter was also published as The Mallen Lot. Tilly Trotter Wed was also shortened to Tilly Wed. Tilly Trotter Widowed was re-published as Tilly Alone. The Moth was also known as The Thorman Inheritance. The House on the Fens was also titled The Fen Tiger. Evil at Roger’s Cross was also known as The Iron Facade.
The novels Heritage of Folly, The House of Men, The House on the Fens, Evil at Roger’s Cross, The Long Corridor, Miss Martha Mary Crawford and The Slow Awakening were originally written under the pen name of Catherine Marchant.
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Catherine Cookson Synopsis: In Rooney by Catherine Cookson, Rooney Smith is a single 35 year-old dustman. He lives the simple life – he has his job and two furnished rooms. But when he decides to move in with Ma Howlett, his formerly simple life begins to get more complicated.