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I read all of Catherine Cookson s books some years ago and enjoyed them immensley I recently re read all of them and find that on a second look I found them all so very predictable, and was rather disappointed However I m sure that it is my tastes that have changed not the calibre of her story telling. I thoroughly enjoyed this book It vividly portrayed a time and circumstances that are very foreign to me So vividly that at times it seemed I could smell the river, see the poor houses I am new to this author so did a bit of research, and discovered that she grew up in the place and the hard circumstances she describes so well There were interesting twists and turns, good people and folk you would never want to meet A good story and, thankfully, a happy ending. The Harrogate Secret by Catherine Cookson An interesting tale of suspense focusing on the rise of the middle class in general and, in particular, on the rise of Freddie Musgrove in an England of 3 or 4 hundred years ago The plot is masterful leading to a very good read. Absolutely brilliant story that I really enjoyed Recommended. Great Story Another exciting book by this great author This is one of her edge of your seat wondering what will happen next Wow I just read this book that was written in 1989 Set in 1843 it kept me absorbed and as this may be my first read of Catherine Cookson it will not be my last.Favourite quotes Hadn t he been eligible to vote for a long time, since he first had ten pounds any man withthan ten pounds could vote Politics were best left alone only people with devious minds went in for such things Well written The story line was engaging Picked a number of new words and on the whole i think she wrote a very descriptive book for her time. AKA Re Printed as The Secret and with this recent publication The Smuggler s Secret.SYNOPSIS 1843Born into grinding poverty, young Freddie Musgrave at 10 years old relies on his wits to survive and help feed his family He earns a few shillings by navigating his little boat across the swift flowing waters of the Tyne, running messages and smuggling goods between the busy seaports on either side of the river and evading the customs agents Luck is on his sideuntil the night a mission took AKA Re Printed as The Secret and with this recent publication The Smuggler s Secret.SYNOPSIS 1843Born into grinding poverty, young Freddie Musgrave at 10 years old relies on his wits to survive and help feed his family He earns a few shillings by navigating his little boat across the swift flowing waters of the Tyne, running messages and smuggling goods between the busy seaports on either side of the river and evading the customs agents Luck is on his sideuntil the night a mission took this small runner to the house at The Towers, where madness had been known to lurk, and there he witnessed a scene of unremitting horror His silence was bought and the tide of his life shifted In a supremely brave act he saves a life and changes his own forever Gaining the patronage of Maggie Hewitt, a sea captain s daughter,who was to play a major role in shaping Freddie s life and fortunes as he grew to manhood Thus enabling Freddie to shape a future he can be proud of But years later the madness at The Towers again threatens, and Freddie must oncerescue his hard won happiness and security from cruel fate and escape the long shadow cast by Roderick Gallagher, whose power and influence threatened all who crossed his path God, I loved this book so much when I first discovered it in 8th Grade Gave it away to some friend and never got it back And it was such a lovely hardbound edition, too But, yeah, just gorgeous this book, read it so many times And it s a shame really that Cookson isn t really much of a big deal in literary circles and not many people read her much any She was pretty good Will always have a soft spot for this one particular book of hers. `KINDLE ☝ The Harrogate Secret ⇱ Young Frederick Musgrave was never agile than when navigating his sculler across the waters of the Tyne between the busy seaports of North and South Shields inAlready his services were in demand as a carrier of messages and certain small packages for those whose activities made them the target of the Customs and Excise menAs well as agile, Freddie was also reckoned to be lucky, but on such a night as brought him to The Towers, the home of Mr Roderick Gallagher, both luck and courage were to be tested to the limitFrom that night on, things really began to happen to Freddie, and the best of them came when he gained the friendship and patronage of Miss Maggie Hewitt, who was to play a major role in shaping his life and fortunes But he would still need all his luck and resourcefulness to escape the long shadow cast by Roderick Gallagher, whose power and influence threatened all who crossed his path