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'I'd like to bet in a few years' time his hair will be black as a sloe and very likely show the streak...He's a Mallen, if ever I saw one.'Each generation of the Mallen family has been cursed with a dramatic white streak in their jet-black hair. Barbara does not have the visible streak to identify her as a Mallen, but she has spent her life trying to forget her parentage -'I'd like to bet in a few years' time his hair will be black as a sloe and very likely show the streak...He's a Mallen, if ever I saw one.'Each generation of the Mallen family has been cursed with a dramatic white streak in their jet-black hair. Barbara does not have the visible streak to identify her as a Mallen, but she has spent her life trying to forget her parentage - and the horrific circumstances behind her birth. When her triplets - the Mallen litter - were born, she hoped that it would herald a new beginning. But it seems that one of her sons bears the Mallen streak - and that the Mallen curse will never die out......

Title : The Mallen Litter
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ISBN : 9780755337972
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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The Mallen Litter Reviews

  • Tara Chevrestt
    2018-12-07 00:16

    This is the third novel in the Mallen triology. In this one, we have a few characters left from the previous ones.. as death and tragedy seems to follow the Mallens and their loved ones very closely. This novel has Barbara who is married to Dan Bensham, the never dying Anna Brigmore (now Bensham) and Barbara's true love, Michael. The tragedy that befell Barbara and Michael's relationship in the Mallen Girl has had serious consequences on all involved and the story carries in to this one. This novel explores the world of cheating spouses and true love that is requitted too late. Spouses and children alike are hurt and damaged by it. Anna Brigmore is standing by with a disapproving eye as always, but she undergoes some unhappiness herself as her husband passes away from the shock of scandal that is occurring under their noses. Meanwhile, while hearts are breaking left and right, Barbara's young sons, Jonathon, Benjamin, and Harry are growing up only to be faced with World War One. Are they the last of the Mallens? Will these young men survive the Mallen curse? Will their mother ever know true happiness? Truly, a dramatic page turner that will keep you up into the wee hours of the morning. I highly recommend that readers read the first two Mallen books before this one.

  • Laura
    2018-11-29 00:26

    A TV series - The Mallens - was made based on the trilogy.The movie is available at You TubeHowever, it should be pointed out that according to Wiki, the next two parts - The Mallen Curse - differ considerably from the books mostly the ending.

  • Elviira
    2018-11-21 23:27

    Tää oli tämän trilogian päätös. Ihan hyvä niin.

  • Shirley Revill
    2018-12-02 20:16

    A really brilliant story that I have read a few times. Loved the books by Catherine Cookson.

  • Hatty
    2018-11-16 02:20

    Being completely new to Catherine Cookson, my first impression was that The Mallen Litter was like an intense, endless TV soap opera condensed into a book. Full of suppressed feelings, emotion all over the place, secret rendezvous and family feuds left, right and centre, it hurries you along with its doomed characters who never have anything go right for them. I found the whole atmosphere of the book very dismal and the plot to be pretty unbelieveable. But then again I think that's the point. Although not to my cup of tea, the book is still very readable. I can imagine that lovers of period drama would enjoy this.

  • Janet
    2018-11-19 22:30

    I liked this book it was much better than the last one. I like the spirit of Hannah. I am glad I didn't have to read much more about Barbara. She was self centered spoiled rotten brat, even in her adult hood.This is the type of book you can read in a day. I am glad that Ben and Hannah found each other.

  • Lili
    2018-11-23 03:17

    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.

  • Lynn Smith
    2018-11-16 23:28

    I absolutely loved this story the final in the Mallen Trilogy. How she brings the ties of the 2 families together is well done. I felt relief that Barbara and Matthew died because the resolution at the end could not have happened if either remained alive. It was sad for the loss of some other characters and you felt for them. I liked that Daniel was to have some measure of happiness.

  • Julie
    2018-12-01 22:26

    it was ok

  • Linda
    2018-11-16 23:40

    Third book in the good trilogy.

  • Stina
    2018-12-06 21:40

    A wonderful ending to the trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Jennifer Mitchell
    2018-11-27 03:40

    This was a really good series. A good, but sad ending with hopes for the future for some hurt by the Mallens. Thanks again to Angela Pike for recommending this series!

  • Dee Condon
    2018-11-15 19:13

    Cookson never fails to deliver moving tales of every day family drama

  • Robin
    2018-11-24 23:42

    I Love the Mallen's.

  • Sheila
    2018-11-27 03:39

    The final story in the trilogy, and a great page-turner. Finishes off the family saga very nicely.