cover image The Bondage of Love

The Bondage of Love

Catherine Cookson. Center Point Large Print, $29.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-58547-068-6

The Bondage of Love is the latest of prolific and popular U.K. novelist Catherine Cookson's books to appear in America since her death in 1998. It concerns the havoc wrought on the lives of Bill and Fiona Bailey when they take in young Sammy Love, the son of their recently deceased family friend, Davey. Sammy's rough demeanor: is at odds with the middle-class sensibilities of the Baileys and their children. Cookson's fans will want to check out this title, which deals with subjects she explored extensively during her long career: domestic life and class differences. Large print.