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Josephine Cox - Author

Josephine Cox was born in a cotton-mill house in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching - and started to write her first full-length novel. She won the 'Superwoman of Great Britain' Award, for which her family had secretly entered her, at the same time as her novel was accepted for publication.

Josephine has now given up teaching in order to write full time. She says 'I love writing, both recreating scenes and characters from my past, together with new storylines which mingle naturally with the old. I could never imagine a single day without writing, and it's been that way since as far back as I can remember.'

Josephine Cox was given a Lifetime Acheivement Award by the Romantic Novelists Association in March 2011. At the awards ceremony Cox said: "I am thrilled and delighted to be receiving such a prestigious award. It's something I never expected and I would like to thank all those concerned for thinking I am deserving of it."

If you like Josephine Cox you might also like to read books by Lesley Pearse, Elizabeth Noble and Catherine Cookson.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Josephine Cox

A Family Secret by Josephine Cox
A Family Secret
Josephine Cox
This latest novel from Josephine Cox gets straight to the heart of family life and the dramas that surround them. What begins as a gentle, seaside holiday in Blackpool with friends soon becomes a distant, cherished memory for Marie. A...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017
Lonely Girl by Josephine Cox
Lonely Girl
Josephine Cox
The new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Josephine Cox gets straight to the heart and heartbreak of family drama.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/01/2015
The Runaway Woman by Josephine Cox
The Runaway Woman
Josephine Cox
A pretty predictable tale of eventually finding a life but in the hands of this author the story has lots of emotion, interest and plot. Lucy married too young for she was pregnant. Her husband, Martin, completely dominated her. It...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
The Broken Man by Josephine Cox
The Broken Man
Josephine Cox
Edward Carter is an abusive man who terrorises his wife and son, Adam, eventually killing his wife. Adam, now 12, is taken into care, Edward to prison. We follow Adam through the trials of foster homes and residential homes, luckily...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2013
Three Letters by Josephine Cox
Three Letters
Josephine Cox
The brand new dramatic novel about the power of a father's love, a little boy's journey,and the desperate search for a place to call home, from Number 1 best-selling author Josephine Cox.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/10/2012
Born Bad - Large Print Edition by Josephine Cox
Born Bad - Large Print Edition
Josephine Cox
A lovely romantic read from one of the best. Be prepared for tears and heartache and a good dose of happiness too. A message from Joanna Lumley: “Anything that makes reading easier is to be applauded – a bright...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2009
The Loner by Josephine Cox
The Loner
Josephine Cox
Interestingly, from this queen of the gritty saga, a genre that normally takes a young girl as its central character, comes a meaty story with a man in the leading role! Comparison: Lesley Pearse, Lyn Andrews, Katie Flynn.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2007
Journey's End by Josephine Cox
Journey's End
Josephine Cox
A powerful and emotional novel that spans continents, decades and generations of one family.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2006
The Journey by Josephine Cox
The Journey
Josephine Cox
Her latest saga involving a mysterious couple visiting a grave and a long hidden story. Comparison: Lesley Pearse, Penny Jordan, Ruth Hamilton. Similar this month: Emma Blair, Santa Montefiore.
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 03/10/2005
Live the Dream by Josephine Cox
Live the Dream
Josephine Cox
A wealthy business man with a tragic past and a passion for painting water colours finds friendship and passion – but will it last for his new lady friend has had her heart broken before?
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/02/2005
The Journey by Josephine Cox
The Journey
Josephine Cox
Her latest saga involving a mysterious couple visiting a grave and a long hidden story
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/02/2005
Lovers and Liars by Josephine Cox
Lovers and Liars
Josephine Cox
A heartrending tale of two young lovers torn violently apart at the beginning of the twentieth century. Jam-packed with drama, tragedy and thwarted love, this is Josephine Cox at her inimitable best.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/10/2004

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