Colour blind.

Colour blind Can love overcome prejudice Even in the worst days of the recession the McQueen family remain upbeat This is what keeps them strong when all else fails you can always laugh Like many of the resident

  • Title: Colour blind.
  • Author: Catherine Cookson
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  • Page: 130
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  • Can love overcome prejudice Even in the worst days of the recession, the McQueen family remain upbeat This is what keeps them strong when all else fails, you can always laugh Like many of the residents of Fifteen Streets, they are as blunt as they are big hearted So imagine their shock when Bridget McQueen brings home her African husband Colour Blind is an absorbingCan love overcome prejudice Even in the worst days of the recession, the McQueen family remain upbeat This is what keeps them strong when all else fails, you can always laugh Like many of the residents of Fifteen Streets, they are as blunt as they are big hearted So imagine their shock when Bridget McQueen brings home her African husband Colour Blind is an absorbing story of prejudice, racial tension and family feuding in the 1920s.

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    2 thoughts on “Colour blind.

    1. Catherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate daughter of a poverty stricken woman, Kate, who Catherine believed was her older sister Catherine began work in service but eventually moved south to Hastings, where she met and married Tom Cookson, a local grammar school master Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer her novel The Round Tower won the Winifred Holtby Award for the best regional novel of 1968 her readership quickly spread throughout the world, and her many best selling novels established her as one of the most popular contemporary woman novelist She received an OBE in 1985, was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1993, and was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda s College, Oxford, in 1997 For many years she lived near Newcastle upon Tyne.

    2. This is a novel about racism and hate and how it destroys a family. Not that the family in this book needs much help destoying themselves. A more hateful family in literature, one will be hard pressed to find. The McQueens, hate each other, they hate their neighbors, and it is inevitable that they hate the new addition to their family, a black man named James. This new addition to the family comes about when Bridget marries him. When she brings him home, she discovers she cannot take the hateful [...]

    3. A movie based on this book is available at YouTube. Even in the worst days of the slump, the McQueens kept their chins up. One by one their neighbours had departed for the workhouse, their last stick of furniture carried off by the bailiffs. Even though there was not much on the table, the McQueen house constantly echoed with laughter.The McQueens were as blunt as they were big-hearted until Bridget McQueen came home one day with her new husband. She had married a negro sailor and bore him a dau [...]

    4. I never realised just how many Catherine Cookson books I had read till I started compiling this list.Loved her stories. Recommended.

    5. 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.

    6. This book put me through an emotional journey it is soo beautiful it almost made me cry 5 times in the day that i read it, i was absolutely stunned and captivated by everything in it especially the love Angela's father had for her.

    7. A good read and exploration of implied and overt racial prejudice and the difficulties of an inter-racial relationship and its impact on the McQueen Family and how the child of this inter-racial marriage raised in this environment survived and found her own peace and love within this existence.

    8. I usually like Ms. Cookson's stories but this one was boring at parts. The only parts that affected me were the father-daughter re-unite.

    9. "Should she lose her belief in God, then she would be lost indeed, for she had come to know that he alone in all the world waslour-blind."

    10. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Set along the Tyne on the Fifteen streets, Bridget sends a message home that she is coming home and that she is married. Quite a sensation is caused when she arrives with her negro husband and she is pregnant. Bridget's brother Matt has always had unnatural feelings towards his sister and she is frightened of him. Matt is furious that she is married and sets out to destroy her husband and their child. Little Rose Angela is shunned from all directions until a kind [...]

    11. 3.5/4 stars. I will always be a fan of Catherine Cooksons female protagonists, who are strong and confident while facing life's hardships. In colour blind, we follow Rose Angela as she faces racial discrimination from her family, her neighbors and society in general, which she takes in her stride while facing her own prejudices. It's not my favourite Catherine Cookson book, but it's still a great read.

    12. Back Cover Blurb:When Bridget McQueen announces she is getting married to a sailor, her family are delighted - until they see him and realise he is coloured. Her marriage fires a family feud that is to extend into the next generation.

    13. Not bad--given the nature of the story and the time. Gave an insight on racial prejudices in the early years of the past century--and in-family hatred. Some things never change

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