The Mallen Streak All Thomas Mallen s sons had inherited his distinctive flash of white hair known as the Mallen Streak and it was said that nothing good ever came of a Mallen In Thomas Mallen found himself a r

  • Title: The Mallen Streak
  • Author: Catherine Cookson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Hardcover
  • All Thomas Mallen s sons had inherited his distinctive flash of white hair, known as the Mallen Streak, and it was said that nothing good ever came of a Mallen In 1851, Thomas Mallen found himself a ruined man, forced, amid scandal and disgrace, to sell High Banks Hall and adjust to a new way of living.

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    1. Just arrived from UK through BM.This is the first book of the Mallen's Trilogy. The plot describes how a rich family, the Mallens, have their destiny subtle changed by Thomas son, a real gambler. But Thomas is also very well known as a rapist among the village women. This brings a lot of tragedy, vengeance and forbidden love into the narrative.Dame Cookson had a prodigal way of writing captivating stories and give us another great masterpiece of literary fiction.The story continues with the seco [...]

    2. This is my first Catherine Cookson novel and it will not be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is not deep, meaningful, or even thought evoking but is an entertaining family drama that had me on the edge of my seat from page 2. (Page one was scenery descriptions) Meet the Mallens, a rich family in 1851. The head of the Mallens is Thomas, a very arrogant man who has sired numerous bastards across the surrounding farms. He has one legitimate son and one daughter (who really plays no role in the [...]

    3. I picked up the 2nd (The Mallen Girl) and 3rd (The Mallen Lot) Mallen books last year at a thrift store. Since then, I have eagerly awaited to find the 1st book, when I finally picked it up a week ago at a flea market I was thrilled.Catherine Cookson is an amazing writer. So much so that after reading just one, I grabbed every book of hers that I found at the thrift storeI knew they'd be good.The Mallen Streak is an epic novela saga. It takes place over several generations, and those generations [...]

    4. I have to add this to GR really although I have little interest in Cookson's books because she is (distantly) related to me - my grandmother's cousin. I grew up with her books around the house (about the only books around the house) and knew the area she writes about very well from my summer holidays spent in Jarrow (the coastline along there - near South shields - used to have flags saying you are now entering Cookson country). It was as poverty-struck then (when I went up in the 60s & 70s [...]

    5. I read this years ago, not sure of the date. What I do remember is this: I LOVED THIS STORY! As soon as I saw the title I remembered it. This book will make you cry beautiful tears. A traditional, heartwrenching romance from the pen of an expert story teller.

    6. I liked this book and it isn't too long. Will be interesting to see what happens to the young Barbara. This is a very good author. I like her style of writing. This book doesn't have the emotional pull as others do but maybe the next one will.

    7. A study into the extremes that originate from insecurity and increasing paranoia. An appreciation for the kind of unwavering loyalty that every employer is looking for. The agony of love that this near, even accessible, but never realized. Sisterly love that runs deeper than almost any kind one can experience in life. And, the echoes of a curse that rings forward from generation to generation. So much packed into this one short story. I recommend Catherine Cookson's "The Mallen Streak!"

    8. A good book. I haven't read a Catherine Cookson book in a while. I enjoyed this one. I think the author may have been inspired a bit by Emily Bronte for this one. Thanks to Angela Pike for recommending this series! On to book 2

    9. Man is compassionate because he gave God a motherJust ordered the DVD and it should be with me once I've finished the read. The things I missed 'back then' when I was out dancing the evenings away LOL. Unfortunately it won't come with this front picture; this was the photo on the front of the VHS14/9/2009 - The DVD has just arrived and it will be my knitting viewing treat tonight. ETA the dvd finishes well short of the end of the book.:O)

    10. I read all of Catherine Cookson's books some years ago and enjoyed them immensley. I recently re-read all of them and find that on a second look I found them all so very predictable, and was rather disappointed. However I'm sure that it is my tastes that have changed not the calibre of her story telling.

    11. Just re-read this after many years and still enjoy Cookson's dialogue and sense of drama. I'd forgotten how it ended though and wish it had a more optimistic ending - the fatalistic idea that 'the pattern is already cut' doesn't appeal to me. Still love the characters though. Cookson does multi-faceted guys - never completely good or completely bad.

    12. Read this a long time after it was published as I was fairly desperate for something to read. Had forgotten how good Catherine Cookson can be. She writes to a formula, but it is one that works, so why not?

    13. Raamatu hindamisega läks taas jupp aega. Ega ma siiani päris kindel pole, kas see on ikka nelja tähte väärt. Kohati oli raamat vaimustavalt hea, kohati jälle ei suutnud ma uskuda, et ma seda edasi loen. Hästi kurb raamat ühe perekonna langusest.

    14. You either love Catherine Cookson or you don't, I do, and this didn't disappoint. Great family saga set in the North East of England, which is where I live, and is great to relate to. Catherine always wrote emotional stories that envelope you like a warm blanket. Would recommend.

    15. As in most of Cookson's books she writes with strong female characters overcoming some pretty horrible circumstances. I also love the English accents given her characters.This is part of a series about the Mallen's.

    16. I have read this whole series and several other Catherin Cookson books. I enjoy that they are clean and have interesting story lines. This series is kind of dark but very enjoyable

    17. Well developed and brilliantly told tale of the Mallens. Good social historical background and characters strong and well rounded.

    18. Interesting characters showing our flaws and really highlighting our mistakes. Several good shocking surprises along the way!

    19. It's Catherine Cookson, so of course it's a terrific book. I hadn't read this one before, so I'm hoping there's a sequel.

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