I have read almost all her books. I found they were more true to life. Catherine Cookson is England's most popular
storyteller. She has captured the very human passions of men and women who struggle and ultimately triumph over adversity.
She takes you to a place and you want more and she gives it to you. The stories are interesting. She writes about
her life mostly. As a young child she worked in to the big houses for wealthy people. I found myself there with
her, in her daily chores and her environment. I think the stories are good, I feel the books go more into detail.
I am thrilled they are on DVD's.
I've never read any of her books, but totally enjoyed these period pieces. The Wingless Bird - Claire Skinner was just brilliant in it as the young plucky girl facing financial and family troubles during WWI. The characters were well developed and gave first rate performances. The Moth - Jack Davenport and Juliet Aubrey turned in solid, nuanced performances as the carpenter who fell for his mistress. Could have been maudlin and cliche but the production quality was excellent and this period piece has an authentic feel to it. Beautiful setting and costumes, and a great cast of supporting characters. Suprised to see a younger Rupert Penry Jones as the snobbish brother.