The Fifteen Streets


Fiona Atkinson

December 1993


Catherine Cookson’s best selling Tyneside novel transformed for the stage by Rob Bettinson and later filmed for television with Sean Bean.

A powerful drama, set against the harsh and turbulent background of poverty and class distinction in Tyneside at the beginning of the last century. It tells the story of one family’s fight for physical and moral survival in the squalor of the dockyard slums of the Fifteen Streets. It includes includes humour, intrigue, tragedy, and love.