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Dr Higgins's life appeared happy and contented. Everyone had a good word for him, and his home life seemed to be ideal. At 36, his wife not only looked like a much younger woman, but enjoyed the company of people half her age. A fine couple, it was thought, but the reality was very different....

Title : The Long Corridor
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ISBN : 9780552140782
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 402 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Long Corridor Reviews

  • Tara Chevrestt
    2018-11-03 23:03

    If anybody had told me that this book had the twist and shout, veneral disease, and mothers behaving badly in it, I most likely would have passed. This being a Cookson novel tho, I gave it a shot. I am glad I did! Cookson has a way of taking the most vile and scandalous occurences in human society and telling it in a decent and entertaining way. To sum this particular novel up: Classic chic lit. Or chic lit before Candace Bushnell learned to type. Bett and Paul have a very unhappy marriage that is going on its 16th year of misery. They have a fifteen year old daughter, Lorna. Except for Lorna, the only reason Paul stays with Bett is his fear of harming his reputation as well as his medical prospects. Bett has her own vicious reasons. As one scandal after another hits this small household, readers will be on the edge of their seats and occasionally gasping is shock, dismay, or surprise. I didn't see some of this coming. When Bett steals her daughter's boyfriend, it could be the last straw for this family. Or is it?? I loved the ending. It is nice to think that everyone gets whats coming to them...

  • Sue
    2018-10-26 23:58

    Catherine Cookson is a British writer and is deceased, I think. This particular book was published in 1976 and this was probably late in her career. I have read several of her books and find that she is a great storyteller. I did like this one and would recommend it as a good read.

  • ♥ Marlene♥
    2018-11-08 23:07

    This is one of the very dark books written by Catherine Cookson. it is not a big book but it is powerful. If you think when it was written, writing about adultery and syphilis was not a normal thing i don't think. Very powerful book.

  • Flyss Williams
    2018-10-25 00:22

    Really enjoyable but very dark tale of scandal in the good doctors household, with a twist in the tail.

  • Cheryll Butters
    2018-11-05 06:20

    Catherine Cookson is such a wonderful storyteller! I flew through this book and enjoyed every moment of it. She always tackles something a bit different and even though the subject matter in this book was a bit grim, it was still an enjoyable read.

  • Barbra
    2018-10-23 01:59

    One of the author's earlier books. Good read as always.Back Cover Blurb:Dr Higgin's life appeared happy and contented. Everyone had a good word for him, and his home life seemed to be ideal. At 36, his wife not only looked like a much younger woman, but enjoyed the company of people half her age. A fine couple, it was thought, but the reality was very different.

  • Lili
    2018-10-23 23:13

    I read all of Catherine Cookson's books some years ago and enjoyed them immensley. I recently re-read all of them and find that on a second look I found them all so very predictable, and was rather disappointed. However I'm sure that it is my tastes that have changed not the calibre of her story telling.

  • Sarah
    2018-10-29 04:07

    This book is about people who hate each other, which isn't very pleasant to read. Also, based on the cover I was entirely certain it was a murder mystery before I started it, turns out no one dies till the very end, so that was a little weird.

  • Michelle Beese
    2018-10-24 06:16

    Very surprised at the ending! Not at all what I expected. Interesting to read while in England!

  • Lynn Smith
    2018-10-24 02:05

    set in 1960s the story of a very dysfunctional family and self-destructive marriage.

  • Julie
    2018-11-03 05:02

    an ok read