House of Men by Catherine Cookson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
House of Men
By Catherine Cookson

The House of Men

By (author) See other recent books by Catherine Cookson
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $18.99
Your Price: $17.09 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $1.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.85 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



House of Men by Catherine Cookson

Book Description

When Kate Mitchell was offered the job of part-time secretary at Tor-Fret, a lonely old house on the Northumberland fells, she had no idea that the household was composed only of men. Her employer, Maurice Rossiter, an embittered victim of polio, was subject to alternative fits of temper and depression. Even so, Kate found it difficult to understand his peculiar hatred of his elder brother Logan, on whose charity Maurice was obliged to depend. But when she accidentally stumbled upon Maurice with Logan's fiancee , she became aware of some of the secrets of Tor-Fret, and realised she was getting too deeply involved with Logan Rossiter and the other inhabitants of the mysterious household.

Buy House of Men book by Catherine Cookson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780552140881
ISBN-10: 0552140880
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 106mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jul-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Catherine Cookson

Dwelling Place by Catherine Cookson Dwelling Place, Paperback (November 2016)

County Durham, 1830s. When fifteen-year-old Cissie Brodie loses her parents to cholera, she is forced out of the family cottage and left to raise her nine brothers and sisters by herself. Although desperately poor, strong-willed Cissie determines to build a new home for them all, their own little shelter to keep them from the workhouse.

Black Candle by Catherine Cookson Black Candle, Paperback (July 2016)

Yorkshire, 1880s. At nineteen years old, Bridget Dean Mordaunt inherits her father's candle and blacking factories. Determined to restore the businesses to their former glory, by the time she turns twenty-three she is running them as confidently as any man. But despite her success, trouble is looming.

Tinker's Girl by Catherine Cookson Tinker's Girl, Paperback (April 2016)

Cumbria, 1870s. Just before her fifteenth birthday Jinnie Howlett is offered a position as maid-of-all-work at a farm near the Cumbrian border. She hopes this will be a welcome relief from the workhouse she knows too well. But when she meets her brutish employers Jinnie realises she has only exchanged one life of drudgery for another.

Fifteen Streets by Catherine Cookson Fifteen Streets, Paperback (June 2011)

Originally published: Great Britain: Macdonald, 1952.

» View all books by Catherine Cookson

Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Good brother and bad brother feud on the fells. Kate Mitchell takes a job as secretary to writer Maurice Rossiter, who lives with his brother Logan and three elderly uncles in a windswept house called Tor-Fret, known for years as the House of Men, since no female could stand its isolation or comprehend the dark doings and vicious quarrels that still seem to echo from every shadowy corner. Yes, the Rossiter men-excepting Logan-were and still are hard-drinking womanizers (the ragged lunatic who skulks around the house is none other than the by-blow of the brothers' grandfather). Though blessed with masculine beauty, Maurice was always a twisted sort given to consorting with decadent poseurs. But since being stricken with polio, his chief pleasures are whining, driving the servants crazy, and conducting an illicit affair with Logan's fiancee, Noreen Badcliff. Sharp-eyed Kate witnesses a tryst between the two at the river and looks away when they swim naked together. But who is the bald man watching from above through binoculars? And, later, how did Logan nearly break his neck when out for a walk on the misty fells? Logan, a redoubtable giant of a man, is apparently pretty easy to knock over and never even heard his lunatic half-brother sneaking up on him. Still, Kate falls madly in love with Logan when he rescues her from an assault by her former love Arthur. Her parents cluck and rub their hands, but she makes the long trek to Tor-Fret and finds a knack for overhearing the quarrels and mutterings of its inhabitants. Maurice's deep dark secret and his reckless dalliance with Noreen lead to tragedy as Logan and Kate are overcome by a gang of village thugs in league with Maurice and left for dead. Yet the sun will rise on a new life for all-this being the late, ever-prolific Cookson. Gothic goings-on served up without a trace of irony. (First published in England, 1963) (Kirkus Reviews)


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about House of Men book by Catherine Cookson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Catherine Cookson

Catherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate daughter of a poverty-stricken woman, Kate, whom she believed to be her older sister. She began work in service but eventually moved south to Hastings, where she met and married Tom Cookson, a local grammar-school master. Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer - her novel The Round Tower won the Winifred Holtby Award for the best regional novel of 1968 - her readership quickly spread throughout the world, and her many best-selling novels established her as one of the most popular of contemporary women novelists. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford, in 1997. For many years she lived near Newcastle upon Tyne. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, in June 1998.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Catherine Cookson close
Dwelling Place by Catherine Cookson
Black Candle by Catherine Cookson
Tinker's Girl by Catherine Cookson
Fifteen Streets by Catherine Cookson
Kate Hannigan by Catherine Cookson
Wingless Bird by Catherine Cookson
Obsession by Catherine Cookson
Maltese Angel by Catherine Cookson
Year of the Virgins by Catherine Cookson
My Beloved Son by Catherine Cookson
Desert Crop by Catherine Cookson
Silent Lady by Catherine Cookson
House Divided by Catherine Cookson
Love Child by Catherine Cookson
Upstart by Catherine Cookson
Parson's Daughter by Catherine Cookson
Rag Nymph by Catherine Cookson
Golden Straw by Catherine Cookson
Cultured Handmaiden by Catherine Cookson
Desert Crop by Catherine Cookson
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close