Catherine Cookson

1906 - 1998

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Dame Catherine Ann Cookson, DBE (née McMullen; 20 June 1906 – 11 June 1998) was a British author. She is in the top 20 of the most widely read British novelists, with sales topping 100 million, while retaining a relatively low profile in the world of celebrity writers. Her books were inspired by her deprived youth in County Durham, North East England, the setting for her novels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catherine Cookson has received more than 583,586 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Catherine Cookson is the 5,221st most popular writer (down from 4,416th in 2019), the 4,670th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 544th most popular British Writer.

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  • 16

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  • 3.49

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Among writers, Catherine Cookson ranks 5,221 out of 5,794Before her are Thomas Heywood, Lyman Abbott, Anna Todd, John Burroughs, Pia Tafdrup, and Flora Nwapa. After her are Kevin Kelly, Crane Wilbur, Ruth Graham, Nathaniel Parker Willis, R. D. Blackmore, and Éric Vuillard.

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Among people born in 1906, Catherine Cookson ranks 319Before her are Sidney Darlington, Oscar Levant, William Bendix, Casimiro Torres, Olive Borden, and Emerson Spencer. After her are S. I. Hayakawa, Mauri Rose, Jim Bausch, Pat O'Callaghan, Charley Borah, and Stuart Milner-Barry. Among people deceased in 1998, Catherine Cookson ranks 238Before her are Gennady Yevryuzhikhin, Daniel Massey, Binnie Barnes, Duncan White, Boris Tatushin, and Sam Balter. After her are Edwin Thompson Jaynes, Muriel Humphrey Brown, Cliff Barker, Eleanor Garatti, Esther Rolle, and Fred Wacker.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Catherine Cookson ranks 4,670 out of 6,924Before her are Charlie Buchan (1891), Lionel Jeffries (1926), Les Leston (1920), Daniel Harding (1975), John Pendry (1943), and Thelma Hopkins (1936). After her are Susie Wolff (1982), Stephanie Beacham (1947), Ron Flowers (1934), Lawrence Hargrave (1850), R. D. Blackmore (1825), and Leslie Marr (1922).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Catherine Cookson ranks 544Before her are Christopher Fry (1907), Coventry Patmore (1823), Joyce Cary (1888), Jeff Noon (1957), Aubrey de Grey (1963), and Thomas Heywood (1574). After her are R. D. Blackmore (1825), Eric Linklater (1899), Rose Tremain (1943), Humphrey Carpenter (1946), Dan Abnett (1965), and Alastair Reynolds (1966).