Catherine Cookson
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


Kate Hannigan(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kate Hannigan's Girl(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mary Ann Shaughnessy Books


A Grand Man(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lord and Mary Ann(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil and Mary Ann(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love and Mary Ann(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Life and Mary Ann(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marriage and Mary Ann(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary Ann's Angels(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary Ann and Bill(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bill and the Mary Ann Shaughnessy(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mallen Family Books


The Mallen Streak(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mallen Girls(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mallen Litter(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tilly Trotter Books


Tilly Trotter(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tilly Trotter Wed(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tilly Trotter Widowed(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tilly Alone(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hamilton Books


Hamilton(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goodbye Hamilton(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Harold(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bailey Chronicles Books


Bill Bailey(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bill Bailey's Lot(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bill Bailey's Daughter(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bondage of Love(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Fifteen Streets(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Colour Blind(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maggie Rowan(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rooney(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Menagerie(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fanny McBride(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slinky Jane(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fenwick Houses(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Garment(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heritage of Folly(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blind Miller(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House of Men(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House on the Fens(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hannah Massey(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Matty Doolin(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evil at Roger's Cross(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Corridor(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unbaited Trap(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Katie Mulholland(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Joe and the Gladiator(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Round Tower(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glass Virgin(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nice Bloke(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Invitation(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nipper(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dwelling Place(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Feathers in the Fire(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pure as the Lily(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Baccy(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Our John Willie(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Invisible Cord(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gambling Man(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miss Martha Mary Crawford(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Flannagan's Trumpet(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tide of Life(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Slow Awakening(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Go Tell It to Mrs. Golightly(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cinder Path(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Cried(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lanky Jones(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Whip(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Velvet Gown(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dinner of Herbs(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bannaman Legacy(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moth(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Parson's Daughter(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rory's Fortune(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Harrogate Secret(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Winged Assassin(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cultured Handmaiden(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spaniard's Gift(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Candle(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wingless Bird(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gillyvors(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Beloved Son(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Love Child(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rag Nymph(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House of Women(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Maltese Angel(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year of the Virgins(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Straw(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Justice is a Woman(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tinker's Girl(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Ruthless Need(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Obsession(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Upstart(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Branded Man(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bonny Dawn(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Desert Crop(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lady on My Left(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Solace of Sin(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Riley(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blind Years(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thursday Friend(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A House Divided(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rosie of the River(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silent Lady(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Simple Soul and Other Stories(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Just a Saying: Her Final Work(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


Nancy Nutall and the Mongrel(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Our Kate: An Autobiographical Memoir(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catherine Cookson Country(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Let Me Make Myself Plain: A Personal Anthology(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Plainer Still(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Land of the North: Memories of a Northern Childhood(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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.

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