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  • Paperback
  • 475
  • The Black Velvet Gown
  • Catherine Cookson
  • English
  • 11 August 2018
  • 9780552124737
The Black Velvet Gown

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Summary è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Catherine Cookson Catherine Cookson ↠ 4 Summary Free download The Black Velvet Gown With her daughter Biddy who was not only bright but witfulTHE BLACK VELVET GOWN is the story of a mother and daughter often at odds with each other facing the need to challenge and fight the prejudice of an age a narrative of great power and diversity that is one of Catherine Cookson's major achievemen. I am a great fan of Catherine Cookson and read most of her booksIn the 1830 s in northern England Riah Millican a widow with three children takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher Percival Miller Miller makes Riah the gift of a black velvet gown and even educates her children But when Riah discovers the reason behind Miller s gifts she vows to leave his house but Miller has a hold on her even after his death when he leaves his house to her on the condition that she never marry Riah s daughter Biddy grows up and becomes a laundress in a large house where her education keeps her from fitting in and makes her a target But it also catches the eye of a son of the house and with Miller s legacies Biddy may yet find her way to happiness