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A Grand Man

(The first book in the Mary Ann Shaughnessy series)
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'Me da's a grand man!' Mary Ann Shaughnessy has spoken; question her who dare. For although Mary Ann may look quite an ordinary small girl from a dockland tenement, always hot in defense of a ne'er-do-well father, she is in fact a one-man army, armoured with faith and possessed of formidable qualities.

Set on Tyneside, the part of the world which Catherine Cookson knew and understood so well, this heartwarming and humorously observed book skillfully weds an authentic and unsentimentalized background to the kind of fairytale story that we all like to believe could come true and which the Mary Ann Shaughnessys of this world know to be true.

The moral of A Grand Man is simply that faith can move mountains, but the delight of the book lies in the telling and in the character of its heroine as she battles, connives, and bargains to get a better way of life for those she loves and especially for the 'grand man' himself.

A Grand Man is the first of the Mary Ann stories and was made into a film, Jacqueline, in 1954.

Genre: Romance
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Hardback Editions

June 1978 : UK Hardback
Title: Grand Man
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-356-01866-0 / 978-0-356-01866-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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June 1975 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Grand Man (Ulverscroft large print series. [fiction])
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-85456-346-6 / 978-0-85456-346-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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January 1975 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Grand Man
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-688-00343-5 / 978-0-688-00343-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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Paperback Editions

November 1989 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Grand Man
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-7088-4377-8 / 978-0-7088-4377-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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November 1971 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Grand Man
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-552-08821-8 / 978-0-552-08821-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi, London
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Audio Editions

May 1992 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: A Grand Man [Complete & Unabridged]
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-7451-2800-9 / 978-0-7451-2800-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ChiversAudiobooks Ltd
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June 1985 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: A Grand Man
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-8161-9750-4 / 978-0-8161-9750-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall Audio Books
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May 1980 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: A Grand Man: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-7451-5845-5 / 978-0-7451-5845-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Grand Man (The Mary Ann Stories Book 1)
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
Publisher: Peach Publishing
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