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About the Author
Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer, in 1968 her novel The Round Tower won the Winifred Holtby Award, her readership quickly spread worldwide, and her many bestselling novels established her as one of the most popular contemporary authors. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, in June 1998, having completed 104 works.
Susan Jameson trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and has since gone on to appear on stage in A Fool and His Money, You Say Tomatoes, This Happy Breed, and as Vera in Just Between Ourselves. On television she has been seen in Kid in the Corner, Catherine Cookson's The Girl, Band of Gold, and Circle of Deceit. She also appeared in the film International Velvet.