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The Black Velvet Gown

(1984)
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There would be times when Riah Millican came to regret that her husband had learned to read and write, and then shared his knowledge with her and their children. For this was Durham in the 1830's, when employers tended to regard the spread of education with suspicion. But now Seth Millican was dead and she was a widow with the need to find a home and a living for herself and her children.

The chance of becoming a housekeeper didn't work out, but it led to Moor House and a scholarly recluse obsessed with that very book learning that could open so many doors and yet create so many problems; especially with her daughter, Biddy, who was not only bright, but witful...

THE BLACK VELVET GOWN is the story of a mother and daughter, often at odds with each other, facing the need to challenge and fight the prejudice of an age-a narrative of great power and diversity that is one of Catherine Cookson's major achievements.

    


Hardback Editions

February 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Black Velvet Gown
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-434-14259-X / 978-0-434-14259-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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September 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Black Velvet Gown (Eagle Large Print)
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-7927-1674-4 / 978-0-7927-1674-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers North Amer
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September 1993 : UK Hardback

Title: Black Velvet Gown (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-7451-7587-2 / 978-0-7451-7587-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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June 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: Black Velvet Gown (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-7089-8216-6 / 978-0-7089-8216-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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March 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Black Velvet Gown
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-671-46788-3 / 978-0-671-46788-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Summit Books
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Paperback Editions

April 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Black Velvet Gown (Paragon Large Print)
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-7927-1673-6 / 978-0-7927-1673-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers North Amer
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May 1994 : UK Paperback

Title: Black Velvet Gown (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-7451-3455-6 / 978-0-7451-3455-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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May 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Black Velvet Gown
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-671-68253-9 / 978-0-671-68253-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Summit Books
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December 1985 : UK Paperback

Title: Black Velvet Gown
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-552-20351-3 / 978-0-552-20351-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Transworld
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June 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blk Velvet Gown
Author(s): Cookson
ISBN: 0-671-49347-7 / 978-0-671-49347-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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April 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Black Velvet Gown
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-552-12473-7 / 978-0-552-12473-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Books
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April 1985 : UK Paperback

Title: Black Velvet Gown
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-552-14832-6 / 978-0-552-14832-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Books
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Audio Editions

April 1990 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Black Velvet Gown: Unabridged (Sound)
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 1-85496-332-5 / 978-1-85496-332-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Black Velvet Gown
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
Publisher: Peach Publishing
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