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The Moth [Read] ➲ The Moth ➺ Catherine Cookson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In the brooding north country hills, a man and a woman fought for the passion they felt for each other that the world branded a disgrace Agnes Thorman the proud but forlorn mistress of a once grand es In the brooding north country hills, a man and a woman fought for the passion they felt for each other that the world branded a disgrace Agnes Thorman the proud but forlorn mistress of a once grand estate, whose society forbade her the man who was her equal in all but name Robert Bradley a gifted craftsman, as visionary and challenging as the dawning new age He had yet to seize his dream, which could destroy the woman he loved And Milicent Thorman the strange, wise girl child fated to play a shocking part in the lovers unfolding destiny The lives of these three are woven into a compelling story with the masterly touch of Catherine Cookson.


10 thoughts on “The Moth

  1. Laura Laura says:

    Set in 1913 Northumbria, England, the story is about Robert Bradley, a strong willed young worker at a Jarrow shipyard, who arrives home one day to find that his father has died At the funeral he meets his father s estranged brother, his uncle John Bradley, and his wife Alice who offer Robert a new home and a place in his uncle s carpentry workshop Robert accepts and after a few weeks at his new home, he is out walking late one night on the grounds of a rundown estate when he meets an ethereal Set in 1913 Northumbria, England, the story is about Robert Bradley, a strong willed young worker at a Jarrow shipyard, who arrives home one day to find that his father has died At the funeral he meets his father s estranged brother, his uncle John Bradley, and his wife Alice who offer Robert a new home and a place in his uncle s carpentry workshop Robert accepts and after a few weeks at his new home, he is out walking late one night on the grounds of a rundown estate when he meets an ethereal young girl, Millie Thorman, whom the locals call the Moth, and befriends her All seems to be going well for Robert until his cousin, Carrie, is revealed to be pregnant Robert is immediately the suspected father, which he adamantly denies, but no one believes him Even worse Carrie will not say who the real father is because she has always had a crush on Robert, and would rather marry him Robert refuses to take the responsibility, shocking the townspeople, and leaves his relative s house, finding a place to work on the estate of Millie Thorman s once wealthy, now debt ridden family It is there that a mutual attraction develops between Robert and Sarah Thorman, Millie s older sister, but their social differences and Robert s reputation stand in their way.A movie was made based on this book and it s available at YouTube.4 Feathers in the Fire5 Katie Mulholland5 The Black Velvet Gown5 The Rag Nymph4 The Black Candle3 Colour Blind4 The Dwelling Place4 The Glass Virgin4 The Gambling Man3 The Girl4 The Maltese Angel5 The Round Tower3 The Cinder Path4 The Fifteen StreetsCR The MothThe Mallen Trilogy 4 The Mallen Streak2 The Mallen Girl3 The Mallen LitterTilly Trotter Trilogy 4 Tilly Trotter5 Tilly Trotter Wed4 Tilly Trotter WidowedTR Tilly AloneAutobiography 4 Our KateTR The Wingless BirdTR The Silent LadyTR Dinner of HerbsTR The Tide of LifeTR The Man Who Cried


  2. Bettie Bettie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here view spoiler Bettie s BooksThe rating, any status updates, and those bookshelves, indicate my feelings for this book hide spoiler view spoiler Bettie s BooksThe rating, any status updates, and those bookshelves, indicate my feelings for this book hide spoiler


  3. Sarah Mac Sarah Mac says:

    This is my third Cookson novel, I don t think I ll be reading any others My first Cookson was The Whip , it contained what I thought to be an inordinate amount of Life Suffering tm however, I liked the MCs assumed the onslaught was in homage to Victorian fiction where the poor heroine barely survives to reach her HEA I still like The Whip remember it fondly But I ve since discovered that Cookson s copious Life Suffering style isn t making a statement about the genre no, it s This is my third Cookson novel, I don t think I ll be reading any others My first Cookson was The Whip , it contained what I thought to be an inordinate amount of Life Suffering tm however, I liked the MCs assumed the onslaught was in homage to Victorian fiction where the poor heroine barely survives to reach her HEA I still like The Whip remember it fondly But I ve since discovered that Cookson s copious Life Suffering style isn t making a statement about the genre no, it s her authorly kink The endless pile on of gloom, doom, shitty life events NEVER ENDS, I can t deal with such a thundercloud Now, y all know I m the first to criticize an author who chickens out rather than putting their characters through legit plotting quandaries Hardship makes stuff happen I don t read solely to experience happy emotions But Cookson s continual landslide is just too much, it ruins my ability to care She s the cheesy romantic equivalent of depressing post modern lit fic Example reading The Lord of the Rings is a visceral, gut wrenching thing for yours truly There are chapters where JRRT rips my heart from my chest cavity, jumping up down on my feels like a sadistic mofo Yet such woebegone sadness is NOT A CONSTANT There are brief periods of hope, contentment, most important an overall aura of Yes, it hurts, but I KNOW these people will make it to something better Even old skool rippers like This Other Eden or Stormfire, while epic in their suffering, embrace that oh so important glimmer, that pride in an as yet unrealized period of this too shall pass Cookson, on the other hand, lacks that spark Her characters continually mope, moan, wallow in suffering even while they re supposedly fighting to reach that future contentment Yet even when or if it manages to arrive before the final page literally , they ARE STILL UNHAPPY Yeah, I get it life is a veil of tears, blah blah blah But there s a line, y know In particular re my distaste for The Moth, the final straw spoiler beware was when a formerly loyal family retainer goes insane sets fire to the house, then runs inside to his death after realizing his beloved Unbalanced Daughter of the House was still in the bedroom with her dog Why did he do this Because he couldn t face the Older Daughter of the House marrying a commoner who used to work for him in the stables would therefore become higher than him on the servants social ladder Are you fucking kidding me No STFU


  4. Shirley Revill Shirley Revill says:

    Loved every word that was written on the pages of this book Storytelling at it s best.


  5. An Odd1 An Odd1 says:

    The Moth nicknames a flighty young lady, eccentric to the point of madness in the eyes of the men of her family, but well loved by longtime servants and her repressed 26 year old sister, Agnes After he first glimpses the girls by moonlight, charismatic carpenter Robert, confident upstart, say some in his well read, clear speaking intelligence, escaping concupiscent nymphomaniacs, joins the minimal unpaid staff of the decaying estate Catherine Cookson, experienced from impoverished birth in The Moth nicknames a flighty young lady, eccentric to the point of madness in the eyes of the men of her family, but well loved by longtime servants and her repressed 26 year old sister, Agnes After he first glimpses the girls by moonlight, charismatic carpenter Robert, confident upstart, say some in his well read, clear speaking intelligence, escaping concupiscent nymphomaniacs, joins the minimal unpaid staff of the decaying estate Catherine Cookson, experienced from impoverished birth in 1906 NE England, deservedly a most popular UK author, envelopes us in old fashioned romance crossing rural class divisions, as WWI breaks She conveys deep passion in a glance, a style I heartily endorse


  6. Dorcas Dorcas says:

    Loved this book and if you get the chance to see the BFS film version Jack Davenport and Juliet Aubrey 1997 its well worth a viewing and is faithful to the book There is some cussing of the British variety calling into question one s parentage mainly but no sex It s a classic two people who arent social equals fall in love Great storyAnd by the way, if a hero doesn t end up half dead, blind, scarred and crippled by the end of a CC novel someone hyjacked it


  7. Susan Susan says:

    As in most of Cookson s books she writes with strong female characters overcoming some miserable circumstance or misfortune I also love the English accents given her characters If you like books set in old England and well developed characters, you will enjoy books by Catherine Cookson


  8. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    This was the first book by Catherine Cookson that I have read and have since read many others This book was an unusual love story and so engrossing.


  9. Laura Laura says:

    I can almost cut and paste the review for The Glass Virgin and put it here The main difference is that Agnes must choose between being a poor spinster within the gentry class or being a tradesman s wife without title or upper crust ties For those of us who haven t lived in turn of the century England, the choice seems like a no brainer, but at that time, the conflict was great Once again the reader is left wondering if love can overpower disinheritance and social isolation What also makes I can almost cut and paste the review for The Glass Virgin and put it here The main difference is that Agnes must choose between being a poor spinster within the gentry class or being a tradesman s wife without title or upper crust ties For those of us who haven t lived in turn of the century England, the choice seems like a no brainer, but at that time, the conflict was great Once again the reader is left wondering if love can overpower disinheritance and social isolation What also makes The Moth unique is the WWI setting and the theme of mental illness


  10. Caralyn Rubli Caralyn Rubli says:

    Had this book on my shelf unread since 1991 I assumed it was about a ghost, like the girl in white who appears to driver s on some road or a story in that genre After 22 years of thinking this way, I had a real hard time at the beginning getting it through my skull it wasn t that type of story Once my brain accepted it, it was a good book.


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