Catherine Cookson Week

Sep 28, 2018, 11:55 AM

This week we're exploring the life, legacy and literature of one of the countries best loved authors – Catherine Cookson.

We explore her extraordinary life with her biographer, Kathleen Jones.

Discover some of the artefacts at the South Shields museum dedicated to preserving her memory.

Narrator Elizabeth Proud reminisces about recording Cookson’s novels for the RNIB Talking Books Library.

And we immerse ourselves in the harsh realities of the ‘The 15 Streets’.