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review The Black Velvet Gown 103 Nd she was a widow with the need to find a home and a living for herself and her childrenThe chance of becoming a housekeeper didn't work out but it led to Moor House and a scholarly recluse obsessed with that very book learning that could open so many doors and yet create so many problems; especially. I didn t realize that the education of the lower ranking classes in the late 1800s was such a controversial issue till I picked up this book For a Cookson novel it was a tad disappointing I have come to expect a bit out of her It had an interesting enough start beginning with a woman named Maria and her four children Her husband has just passed away of Cholera leaving her with two sons two daughters and a small bag of money in a mining town that wishes to kick them out After being turned aside by her own family Maria takes a journey that leads her to a manor house with a peculiar master The master provides a roof over her and her children s heads in exchange for her housekeeping skills He also takes it upon himself to educate her children This is not without its price however At this point it gets interesting The master has an inappropriate attraction to Maria s older son There are some scandalous occurences and the famly is split apart as blackmail enters the picture The last half of the novel is about Maria s daughter Biddy who at this point is educated and according to the gentry and their servants doesn t know her place As she enters the laundry service at a larger estate up the road readers see how badly educated lower class people were treated Biddy makes a stand tho and begins teaching others to read At this point it is a war between upper and lower class and educated versus uneducated Can Biddy survive the struggle at the big house Will Maria find happiness despite the restrictions her master has put upon her Interesting but not one of Cookson s best

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review The Black Velvet Gown 103 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. First time I have read Catherine Cookson Excellent writer This book is about rising above your social standing If you are poor you should not rise to greater heights and you should not learn to read or write no good will come of that Mind you it is 1830 s we re in in Durham county England when children went out to eke out a living young as 7 or so Main character Biddy does rise above her station and it is that journey that is so well written in The Black Velvet Gown the ironies the family dramas upstairs and down that move this book to a shocking if not totally appropriate ending I shall certainly enjoy another Cookson book soon The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory read Catherine Cookson Excellent writer This book is about The Big Golden Book of Poetry rising above your social standing If you are poor you should not Wild Man Creek read or write no good will come of that Mind you it is 1830 s we Homewrecker rise above her station and it is that journey that is so well written in The Black Velvet Gown the ironies the family dramas upstairs and down that move this book to a shocking if not totally appropriate ending I shall certainly enjoy another Cookson book soon

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review The Black Velvet Gown 103 There would be times when Riah Millican came to regret that her husband had learned to read and write and then shared his knowledge with her and their children  For this was Durham in the 1830's when employers tended to regard the spread of education with suspicion  But now Seth Millican was dead a. I absolutely loved this book and I really didn t expect to Based on the cover and various descriptions of it and its author I really expected another shallow crappy historical fiction really a romance in pseudo intellectual clothes This to my mind was nothing of the sort No nothing sweeping or epic happens none of the characters change the world But they do change their worlds and that alone was enjoyable enough to read It really gave you a sense of the conditions of the time periodThe real draw for me was the characters though I loved how deeply drawn they were no major characters here are one dimensional The jerks had softer gentler sides the kind ones had mean streaks and were capable of resentment and bitterness People like the wrong people and dismiss the good ones mistakenly they make mistakes Biddy the arguable main character gets herself into trouble because she s got a temper and doesn t hold her tongue when that temper is high Mr Miller is deeply deeply complex and I went through different shades with him By the end of the book I still wasn t uite sure what to make of him They felt like real people with real struggles and for that I adore this bookNo earth shattering plots or anything like that here but if you want a genuine human drama this is for you I highly recommend it

  • Paperback
  • 475
  • The Black Velvet Gown
  • Catherine Cookson
  • English
  • 01 April 2017
  • 9780552124737