This collection of poems draws on many themes familiar to the readers of Catherine Cookson’s novels: love, work, class and the beauty of nature. She also shares more personal thoughts, reflections on her own writing, marriage to her beloved Tom and life in the north of England.
From the earliest poem included here, written in 1925 aged nineteen, to those written just before her death in 1998, this anthology spans the gamut of her life and work. She remains one of the nation’s favourite storytellers, completing an astonishing 104 works in her lifetime. Just a Saying is her final work to be published and shows Cookson at her most intimate and inspirational.