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Speller, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 24 works in 99 publications in 2 languages and 5,735 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Psychological fiction  Guidebooks  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction 
Classifications: PR6119.P39, 823.92
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Following Hadrian : a second century journey through the Roman Empire by Elizabeth Speller ( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hadrian, the great, but flawed, Roman Emperor, was an inveterate traveler, intellectual, and patron of the arts. He was determined to make his mark on posterity and left an unparalleled legacy of beautiful new cities and buildings throughout his vast empire and, of course, in Rome. Much of his inspiring architecture remains for today's travelers to marvel at, although some has disappeared without trace and is now the stuff of legend." "But Hadrian was also melancholy, volatile, and utterly ruthless. He treated his wife with contempt and devoted himself to a beautiful boy whose sinister death, while they traveled in Egypt, plunged Hadrian into despair; it changed his personality for ever and affected his ability to rule. Within two years, the man who had been one of the most peace-loving of emperors plunged his empire into a terrible, ill-judged, three-year war against Judea." "Classicist Elizabeth Speller tells the story of the most powerful man on earth in the early second century against a background of his travels and intrigues. This was a man who had commissioned a dazzling construction program, from Hadrian's Wall in Britain and the extraordinary Pantheon in Rome, to his 900-room villa at Tivoli, works which represented the central themes of his rule: military domination, religious tolerance, and an extravagant lifestyle. Soundly based on original sources and archaeology, this compelling book throws new light on Hadrian and the Roman Empire of the second century."--Jacket
The return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller ( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Emmett's brother John, an officer during the recently ended World War I, has apparently killed himself while in the care of a remote veterans' hospital, and Mary needs to know why. She contacts an old flame, Laurence Bartram, who has turned his back on the world to help her find answers
The strange fate of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller ( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Struggling with trauma in the years following World War I, veteran Lawrence Bartram arrives in the village of Easton Deadall and is embroiled in a dangerous case involving a murdered woman who may be linked to the disappearance of a child years earlier
The First of July by Elizabeth Speller ( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the lives of four very different men--Frank, Benedict, Jean-Batiste, and Harry--as their fates converge on the most terrible and destructive day of World War I, the first day of the Battle of the Somme
The return of Captain John Emmett a mystery by Elizabeth Speller ( )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of the Great War and a family tragedy, Laurence Bartram has turned his back on the world. But with a well-timed letter, an old flame manages to draw him back in. Mary Emmett's brother has apparently killed himself while in the care of a remote veterans' hospital, and Mary needs to know why. What connects a group of war poets, a feud within Emmett's regiment, and a hidden love affair? Was Emmett's death really a suicide or the missing piece in a series of murders?
Athens : a new guide by Elizabeth Speller ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The strange fate of Kitty Easton a Laurence Bartram mystery by Elizabeth Speller ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1911, five-year-old Kitty disappeared from her bed and has not been seen in thirteen years. Only her fragile mother still believes she is alive. While Laurence is a guest of the manor, a young maid vanishes in a sinister echo of Kitty's disappearance. And when a body is discovered in the manor's ancient church, Laurence is drawn into the grounds' forgotten places, where deadly secrets lie in wait
Rome by Elizabeth Speller ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At break of day by Elizabeth Speller ( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1913, the world seems full of possibility for four very different young men. Young Jean-Baptiste dreams of the day he'll leave his Picardy home and row down-river to the sea. Earnest and hard-working Frank has come to London to take up an apprenticeship in Regent Street. His ambitions are self-improvement, a wife and, above all, a bicycle. Organ scholar Benedict is anxious yet enthralled by the sensations of his synaesthesia. He is uncertain both about God and the nature of his friendship with the brilliant and mercurial Theo. Harry has turned his back on his wealthy English family, has a thriving business in New York and a beautiful American wife. But his nationality is still British. Three years later, on the first of July 1916, their lives have been taken in entirely unexpected directions. Now in uniform they are waiting for dawn on the battlefield of the Somme. The generals tell them that victory will soon be theirs but the men are accompanied by regrets, fears and secrets as they move towards the line
The strange fate of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Struggling with trauma in the years following World War I, veteran Lawrence Bartram arrives in the village of Easton Deadall and is embroiled in a dangerous case involving a murdered woman who may be linked to the disappearance of a child years earlier
Athens : a new guide ( )
in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rome ( )
in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il passato non dimentica by Elizabeth Speller ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Farewell : SATB (with divisions) a cappella by Michael Berkeley ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The return of Captain John Emmett a mystery by Elizabeth Speller ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Emmett's brother John, an officer during the recently ended World War I, has apparently killed himself while in the care of a remote veterans' hospital, and Mary needs to know why. She contacts an old flame, Laurence Bartram, who has turned his back on the world to help her find answers
A family in love, war and madness by Elizabeth Speller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by the stories, re-inventions and half-truths in her family's past, the author sets out to trace the criss-crossing lines of her family history
Following Hadrian by Elizabeth Speller ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following Hadrian a second-century journey through the Roman Empire by Elizabeth Speller ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hadrian, the great, but flawed, Roman Emperor, was an inveterate traveler, intellectual, and patron of the arts. He was determined to make his mark on posterity and left an unparalleled legacy of beautiful new cities and buildings throughout his vast empire and, of course, in Rome. Much of his inspiring architecture remains for today's travelers to marvel at, although some has disappeared without trace and is now the stuff of legend. But Hadrian was also melancholy, volatile, and utterly ruthless. [The author] tells the story of the most powerful man on earth in the early second century against a background of his travels and intrigues. This was a man who had commissioned a dazzling construction program, from Hadrian's Wall in Britain and the extraordinary Pantheon in Rome, to his 900-room villa at Tivoli, works which represented the central themes of his rule: military domination, religious toleration, and an extravagant lifestyle.-Dust jacket
The return of Captain Emmett by Elizabeth Speller ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captivating and elegant ... both a gripping mystery and an elegy for the tragedies of the Great War. 1920. The Great War has been over for two years. Following the death of his wife and baby and his experiences on the Western Front, Laurence Bartram has become something of a recluse, until a young woman he once knew persuades him back into the world. She wants him to look into events that have apparently led her brother, John Emmett, to kill himself. As Laurence starts to unravel the connections between his suicide, a group of war poets, a bitter regimental feud and a hidden love affair, more disquieting deaths are exposed
 
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