Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger by Catherine Cookson

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Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger Read Online Free - Known for the wit of her writing, in her lifetime Catherine Cookson became the UK’s most widely read novelist. When the Cookson Estate discovered the unpublished manuscript of Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger in the attic of her home, they unearthed a gem for Cookson’s many fans.

Gravedigger John Gascoigne lives in Downfell Hurst with his wife, Florrie, their three children and his mother, Gran. John is a deep thinker but extremely taciturn—a man of few words and many grunts. Which is why everyone is alarmed when he’s hit on the head by a cricket ball, and it suddenly seems as if the words won’t stop. What’s more, he says he is talking to Saint Christopher—only no one else can see the saint, and they’re beginning to worry John’s not quite right in the head…

Mad or not, John has some secrets he’s been keeping. But if he can’t stop talking, they won’t stay secret for long.

Title : Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger
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ISBN : 153663171X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 0 pages


Pauline rated it ★★★☆☆

July 28, 2017

Years ago I was a fan of Catherine Cookson books and I was delighted to get a copy of Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger. This is an amusing story of John who after being hit on the head by a cricket ball begins to see and speak to Saint Christopher, his family are very worried about him. I li...

Ann rated it ★★★☆☆

May 24, 2017

It's been years since I've read anything by Catherine Cookson and I wasn't disappointed. I like the characters and the small rural English village. John, the local gravedigger gets hit on the head by a Cricket ball and begins talking to Saint Christopher. He's been fascinated with this Saint sinc...

Linda rated it ★★★☆☆

July 17, 2017

I thought this book was very slow to start and to be honest didn't really get going.i have read all of Catherine Cooksons books but I think this was probably the worst one. It finally got going at the very end and to be honest it didn't really hold your attention.

Linda rated it ★★★★☆

April 16, 2017

Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in advance of publication. I was excited to read another Catherine Cookson book as she was a favourite author and I have read many of her books numerous times. The first book that I read was The Fifteen Streets and for any new readers o...

David rated it ★★★★☆

August 09, 2017

I won a copy on Goodreads Firstreads. A gravedigger develops some unique opinions of drivers and St. Christopher medals. But being a man of few words, he keeps these opinions to himself. That is until he gets hit in the head by a stray cricket ball. Now, he has plenty to say even to St. Christophe...

Amy rated it ★★★★☆

May 22, 2017

How exciting it is to find out there is a new release by Catherine Cookson, years after her passing. I enjoyed Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger. It is not too long and I had it read in one sitting. 4 1/2 stars.

CuteBadger rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 01, 2017

I received this as a Goodreads Giveaway. I haven't read any Catherine Cookson for at least 30 years and even then only read a couple so I wouldn't say I was ever a fan. Some of this book seemed as I remembered but the supernatural element was very odd and didn't really fit with the rest. Life, as...

Gail rated it ★★★★☆

August 17, 2017

This book is in typical Catherine Cookson vein albeit the main character is the husband of a woman who has had a child out of wedlock whom he has brought out up as his own alongside his own 2 children. It wouldn’t be a Catherine Cookson novel if there weren’t any secrets to be unfolded! The story...

Mirella rated it ★★★★☆

August 29, 2017

It's been a long while since I last read a novel by Catherine Cookson. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this one! It is charming, full of wit, and utterly charming. When John the Gravedigger gets hit in the head by a cricket ball, he begins to have conversations with Christopher who appears o...

SALLY rated it ★★★☆☆

August 20, 2017

Thank you Goodreads for sending me this book. I was really pleased to get this book and to review it, as I am a fan of Catherine Cookson’s books. An unpublished novel, found in the authors attic, it is an enjoyable read. It is true to Catherine Cookson’s style of writing, although I would say it...

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