Kate Hannigan's Girl Book Summary and Study Guide

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Simon & Schuster, Feb 2001, 24.00, 288 pp.
ISBN: 0743212525

    In the early twentieth century in the English countryside, Annie Hannigan knows regardless of what happens in her life, she will never forget her impoverish early childhood. Her mother Kate, now married and respectable, was not so when Annie was illegitimately born in the worst of the slums.
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    Life is materially better due mostly because of Kate's caring spouse. When Terence Macbane begins to court Annie, she feels that life cannot get better. However, in her new Eden lies a snake, her bitterest rival Cathleen Davidson, who will do anything to keep the loving duo apart and seems to be succeeding. Only Annie can save her budding relationship if she is willing to fight for it.

    Incredible as it seems, KATE HANNIGAN'S GIRL is the hundredth novel by the late great Catherine Cookson. The story line provides insight into a bygone era, but not as deep or thorourghly as some of the wonderful Ms. Cookson's previous books. Though entertaining to the author's fans and those readers who relish a period piece, anyone new to this great writer should visit the library where bookshelves are dedicated to her fabulous creations for a better taste of Ms. Cookson's early twentieth century novels.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   2 or more women-2 or more men If one lover chases another...    -   she chases after him

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   laborer/blue collar Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   60% How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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