(27 June 1906 – 11 June 1998)
Dame Catherine Cookson, DBE (27 June 1906 – 11 June 1998) was an English author. She became the United Kingdom’s most widely read novelist with sales topping 100 million, while retaining a relatively low profile in the world of celebrity writers. Her books were inspired by her deprived youth in South Tyneside, North East England, the setting for her novels.
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