Tilly Author:Catherine Cookson Million of readers in England, North America, and elsewhere have discoverd the beguiling novels of this remarkably prolific writer. Now, in the story of Tilly Trotter, Mrs. Cookson presents a young woman of innate courage and fortitude, one with good reason to remember the words of a wise old man who told her: "One day you'll come into your own.... more » Yes, you will." It is a novel that will bring great pleasure to anyone who enjoyed the television series Upstairs, Downstairs.
When Tilly's troubles begin she is living with her grandparents in a cottage near the Sopwith estate only a few miles from the river Tyne and the North Sea. The time is early in the reign of Queen Victoria, and the extremes of wealth and poverty are almost beyond belief. Beset with terrible situations and working conditions, subjected to unreasoning hatred and accusations of witchcraft, Tilly is a survivor, and certainly one of Catherine Cookson's most enduring and beloved heroines.« less