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Cox, Josephine

Literature Reference: American Literature, English Literature, Classics & Modern FictionBooks & Authors: Award-Winning Fiction (Co-Fi)

(British, 1938– )

Josephine Cox was born in Blackburn, Lancashire. She worked as a teacher before writing her first novel. Her fiction is generally set in the north of England and concerns the struggles of women to find prosperity and happiness. She writes readable sagas that have sold well for a number of years. Let Loose the Tigers (1988) is about two women who, while starting up a guest house, uncover unsavoury secrets. In Jessica's Girl (1993), which is set in Blackburn, Phoebe, alone in the world, throws herself on the mercy of her cruel Uncle Edward. Born to Serve (1994) is about the rivalry of two women, Claudia and Jenny, her maid, for Jenny's lover, Frank. Josephine Cox also writes as Jane Brindle.

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