The Cobbler's Daughter-9780552178136

The Cobbler's Daughter

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Author: Cookson, Catherine, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Corgi Books, Series: N/A, Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd, Published: 27/05/2021, Pagination: 480 pages, Classification: Fiction & related items, Country of Publication: United Kingdom

19.8 cm H | 13 cm W | 3 cm T | 326 g Wt

Catherine Cookson soars above her rivals' Mail on Sunday'Her characters have the grit of real life' Sunday Times'Queen of raw family romances' TelegraphAfter making his money as a respected manufacturer of an array of shoes, Samuel Fairbrother decides to find a new home for his business and family.

When a grand mansion becomes available Samuel buys it - and with it, inherits the servants. But when his butler, Maitland, makes it clear he prefers Samuel's predecessor, a conflict between the classes begins to emerge.

Maitland, believes Samuel is nothing more than an upstart and because Samuel knows his well-educated but troublesome butler is indispensable - they reach a stalemate.

Until Samuel's eldest daughter, Janet, tries to reconcile the impossible; but can she bring the uneasy truce to an end?From bestselling saga author Catherine Cookson, this forgotten classic captures the conflicts of class in the society of the late nineteenth century.

If you like Dilly Court, Katie Flynn or Donna Douglas, you'll love Catherine Cookson. Previously published as The Upstart.