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The Year of the Virgins

(1993)
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It had never been the best of marriages and over recent years it had become effectively a marriage in name and outward appearance only. Yet, in the autumn of 1960, Winifred and Daniel Coulson presented an acceptable facade to the outside world, for Daniel had prospered sufficiently to allow them to live at Wearcill House, a mansion situated in the most favoured outskirt of the Tyneside town of Fellburn.

Of their children, it was Donald on whom Winifred doted to the point of obsession, and now he was to be married, Winifred's prime concern was whether Donald was entering wedlock with an unbesmirched purity of body and spirit, for amidst the strange workings of her mind much earlier conceptions of morality and the teachings of the Church held sway.

There was something potentially explosive just below the surface of life at Wearcill House, but when that explosion came it was in a totally unforeseeable and devastating form, plunging the Coulsons into an excoriating series of crises out of which would come both good and evil, as well as the true significance of The Year of the Virgins.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: The Year of the Virgins
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 1-56895-247-3 / 978-1-56895-247-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc
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April 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: Year of the Virgins
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-671-89650-4 / 978-0-671-89650-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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October 1993 : UK Hardback
Title: Year of the Virgins (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-7451-7613-5 / 978-0-7451-7613-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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March 1993 : USA Hardback
Title: The Year of the Virgins
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-593-01359-X / 978-0-593-01359-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Year of the Virgins
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 1-4516-6017-0 / 978-1-4516-6017-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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October 1994 : UK Paperback
Title: Year of the Virgins (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-7451-3499-8 / 978-0-7451-3499-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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March 1994 : UK Paperback
Title: The Year Of The Virgins
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-552-13247-0 / 978-0-552-13247-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Audio Editions

March 1994 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Year of the Virgins: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
ISBN: 0-7451-4269-9 / 978-0-7451-4269-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Year of the Virgins
Author(s): Catherine Cookson
Publisher: Peach Publishing
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