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The Cinder Path ➭ [Ebook] ➨ The Cinder Path By Catherine Cookson ➹ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk You re a loser you were born a loser Was that the whole truth about Charlie MacFell Was he just the kind of nice chap who always takes the dirty end of the stick, lacking the inner strength to take a You re a loser you were born a loser Was that the whole truth about Charlie MacFell Was he just the kind of nice chap who always takes the dirty end of the stick, lacking the inner strength to take The Cinder PDF or a firm stand in life or love alike In one of the most powerful and distinctive novels that this author has written, Catherine Cookson brilliantly portrays a man in search of himself and tells a story of exceptional dramatic force which carries the reader from the rural Northumberland of Edwardian times into the holocaust of the Western Front in the First World War And at the root of the matter is the cinder path of Charlie s boyhood home a place of harsh associations that would come to symbolise the struggle with destiny itself No fan should be without it Good Book Guide.


About the Author: Catherine Cookson

Catherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate daughter of a poverty stricken woman, Kate, who Catherine believed was her older sister Catherine began work in service but eventually moved south to Hastings, where she met and married Tom The Cinder PDF or 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 her readership quickly spread throughout the world, and her many best selling novels established her as one of the most popular contemporary woman novelist She received an OBE in , was created a Dame of the British Empire in , and was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda s College, Oxford, in For many years she lived near Newcastle upon Tyne.



10 thoughts on “The Cinder Path

  1. Bettie Bettie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler


  2. Dorcas Dorcas says:

    I m not really enjoying this one so I m bailing at 44% Too many unlikable characters and I m tired of everyone grousing at eachother.


  3. Laura Laura says:

    The downtrodden son of a farmer, married to one woman but in love with her sister, ships off to World War I in search of glory and redemption On the front lines, he must battle not only the enemy but also the demons of self doubt which have plagued him throughout his life.This movie is available at YouTube.4 Feathers in the Fire5 Katie Mulholland5 The Black Velvet Gown5 The Rag Nymph4 The Black Candle3 Colour Blind4 The Dwelling Place4 The Glass Virgin4 The Gambling Man3 The Girl4 Th The downtrodden son of a farmer, married to one woman but in love with her sister, ships off to World War I in search of glory and redemption On the front lines, he must battle not only the enemy but also the demons of self doubt which have plagued him throughout his life.This movie is available at YouTube.4 Feathers in the Fire5 Katie Mulholland5 The Black Velvet Gown5 The Rag Nymph4 The Black Candle3 Colour Blind4 The Dwelling Place4 The Glass Virgin4 The Gambling Man3 The Girl4 The Maltese Angel5 The Round Tower3 The Cinder PathThe Mallen Trilogy 4 The Mallen Streak2 The Mallen Girl3 The Mallen LitterTilly Trotter Trilogy 4 Tilly Trotter5 Tilly Trotter Wed4 Tilly Trotter WidowedTR Tilly AloneAutobiography 4 Our KateTR The Fifteen StreetsTR The Wingless BirdTR The Silent Lady


  4. Susan Susan says:

    As in most of Cookson s books she writes with strong female characters overcoming some miserable circumstance or misfortune I also love the English accents given her characters If you like books set in old England and well developed characters, you will enjoy books by Catherine Cookson


  5. Shirley Revill Shirley Revill says:

    Think I have read most of Catherine Cooksons books and I have enjoyed everyone that I have read This one was no exception Recommended.


  6. Mookie Mookie says:

    I was really reluctant to read this one I saw the movie first, and the girl who played Nellie was goo od but also unwatchable I liked her, but she was bit of an overactor I wasn t digging the romance in the slightest Same can be said for this book Nellie turned out to be a bit much, and as I wasn t digging the romance That said, I can clearly see why this is Cookson s better works although deeply flawed as well.I should preface by saying that I ve been reading way too much of her boo I was really reluctant to read this one I saw the movie first, and the girl who played Nellie was goo od but also unwatchable I liked her, but she was bit of an overactor I wasn t digging the romance in the slightest Same can be said for this book Nellie turned out to be a bit much, and as I wasn t digging the romance That said, I can clearly see why this is Cookson s better works although deeply flawed as well.I should preface by saying that I ve been reading way too much of her books to be fully objective, as my saturation point flooded a while back This book is worth reading for Charlie MacFell alone The meek son dominated by powerful women is a repetitive character among Cookson s character stock, and watching them learn to assert themselves is often worth the book price It is interesting then, that in the Cinder Path, Charlie Macfell asserts himself, but without the learning portion of it War forces his hand Much to everybody s surprise, he becomes a good soldier and leader His natural, embedded cowardice is only eclipsed by his concern for others, and he is led by the stronger impulse Which, basically, is to take care of his men Charlie never learns confidence He never learns bravery He does good things because being good and kind are part of his makeup He essentially remains the meek, dominated, unsure, ineffectual nice fool of a figure, and that s okay He is what he is Sometimes I get so sensitive in life, that even though I don t want to die, I wonder how I can live through it My sister once described me as a kicked puppy who keeps going back for love but getting knocks instead, and never quite learning the lesson Charlie Macfell is the exact same way Life, and its people, hurt him, drain him, demand too much of him But he tries and tries again Cookson reminds us that these kind of people are a ight, as is We don t all need changing We re not ineffectual when there are people who love us, as is.Cookson doesn t have a lot of war stories, but this is one of her better ones There is a scene where Charlie is on leave and is exploring his landHe put his head back and sniffed and listened to the silence But was this silence The very air vibrated with different sounds The old stones gripping each other for foothold on the walls sang the road under his feet trembled with the distant echo of marching feet the cattle standing silhouetted in the field below him murmured with the knowledge of instinct, We re going to die We re going to die This aloneness, this wildness, this closeness that gave off the feeling of never ending, eternity past and eternity to come So yeah I cried I cried for all the lonely, unsure, dreamer boys sent to war The ones who went in, knowing themselves enough to know that they were going to die They remind me of my dad, and imagining my dad as a young man in a trench just breaks me.Cookson, as usual, makes us feel multiple ambiguous feelings about the supposed villains in this story Slater, while an absolute devil to Charlie, a blackmailer and a slimeball, is a tremendously great husband and father He s demoted merely for wanting to be near his wife during her dangerous labour His father, an asshat if there ever was one, maintains some goodness in his concern for his son Betty betrays Charlie during his moment of greatest vulnerability, and the kinder Charlie is thecontempt she feels We simply don t like Betty Yet, Cookson reminds us that Betty has been treated like a workhorse her entire life, and her anger stems from her powerlessness in life I think the only person we can all collectively dislike is his wife Victoria, although even then we can understand her need for asexually interesting partner than Charlie Macfell Cookson is not a black and white writer The romance fell flat Nelly was incredibly unappealing Desperate clinginess is not attractive to me, personally In no way did I ever see any chemistry, and for the life of me I can t understand how Charlie fell in love with her It was like a switch went off.Would I reread Probably not There were beautiful moments in this, but the plot fell flat There is some supposed redemption thing going on with the bullet in his heart valve, and Charlie s general analysing of what he did to Slater, but it was all so murky I felt I missed something important, in the latter half of this book


  7. Tara Chevrestt Tara Chevrestt says:

    Very unlikeable characters The main man, Charlie is a wimp, fool, and sissy The sisters torn apart over him are Victoria, a mega you know what and Nellie, an alcoholic This so badly lacks Cookson s usual flair.


  8. Carmen Carmen says:

    Like Thomas Hardy C Cookson recognizes the inevitability of fate


  9. Doreen Doreen says:

    This is one of my all time favorites that I read when I was in my early twenties.


  10. Ileen Gallegos Ileen Gallegos says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This author, Katherine Cookson, always brings me the best of our world without technology She examines love, war, heartbreak, loss and a very happy ending in this book Onto my next adventure.


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