Book review: The Maltese Angel by Catherine Cookson


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book covers the period 18886 to 1921, describing the Gibson’s family saga.

The plot describes the lives of three generations by showing how people lived by the end of 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century with a special emphasis on World War I.

“The Maltese Angel”, who gives the tittle to this book, is a young dancer by who the farmer Ward Gibson fall in love, even if he had promised to marry a young woman from outside the village – Daisy Mason.

Even if the author makes use of a lot a revenge feelings, obsession, rape and a lot of other bad feelings, this book is another great masterpiece written by dame Cookson.

In the second part of the book, the author shows how the Great War have made deep physical and mental scars on the British soldiers and how the local population managed to survive with the Army camping in their house.

4* Feathers in the Fire
5* Katie Mulholland
5* The Black Velvet Gown
5* The Rag Nymph
4* The Black Candle
3* Colour Blind
4* The Dwelling Place
4* The Glass Virgin
4* The Gambling Man
3* The Girl
4* The Maltese Angel

The Mallen Trilogy:
4* The Mallen Streak
2* The Mallen Girl
3* The Mallen Litter

Tilly Trotter Trilogy:
4* Tilly Trotter
5* Tilly Trotter Wed
4 Tilly Trotter Widowed
TR Tilly Alone

4* Our Kate

TR The Fifteen Streets
TR The Cinder Path
TR The Wingless Bird
TR The Round Tower
TR The Silent Lady


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