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Paperback The Dwelling Place Book

ISBN: 055214066X

ISBN13: 9780552140669

The Dwelling Place

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Book Overview

Cholera had taken her parents and left Cissie Brodie with the upbringing of a family of nine. Determined to keep them from the workhouse, Cissie set about building a home for the Brodies - although life was far from easy on the rugged Northumberland fells.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Sparked my interest in historical novels

I, too, read this as a young teenager in a Reader's Digest Condensed version. It was compelling and breath-taking. I have since read dozens of other Catherine Cookson novels, but this one is by far the best one ever. It is the standard by which I judge all other historical novels I have read since.

Wonderful Story

As a huge fan of Catherine Cookson, I'd have to say The Dwelling Place is the best I have read so far...and I've read many of her books! Don't miss this story of a young girl's struggle to ovecome the odds at keeping her family together. Her selfless strength of character and integrity throughout this story, as well as the satisfying endings to this and all of her stories, are what make Catherine Cookson's books so wonderful and keep the reader coming back for more! Read The Dwelling Place ~ you won't be disappointed!

My all time favorite

I have read this book for many years. I bring it out once a year to enjoy it. The courage that Cissy had was so unbelievable. I felt like I was right there in the cave.Catherine Cookson 's books make you feel that you are living a part of history Bravo Catherine Cookson.!

An outstanding read!

Catherine Cookson has written a beautifully complex and compelling story about the human spirit. Set in the early to mid-1800s the characters draw the reader into their various lifestyles ranging from aristocratic splendor to the depths of poverty. Catherine Cookson provides the reader with vivid images of a family struggling to survive and maintain their dignity as much of the world turns to them a blind eye.A must read for those interested in 19th century England as well as anyone looking to be absorbed into a fascinating story of triumph.

endurance and survival

this book has been a favorite of my for years.Any one who reads this book will be amazed at the human spirit of this child to preserve her family against the odds of society.
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