WorldCat Identities

Thirkell, Angela 1890-1961

Overview
Works: 203 works in 1,141 publications in 3 languages and 21,806 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Pastoral fiction  Humorous fiction  Biography  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Novels  Humor 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR6039.H43, 823.912
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The Brandons by Angela Thirkell( Book )

42 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Activities of an attractive widow, her grown children, and her suitors
Wild strawberries by Angela Thirkell( Book )

61 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third Barsetshire novel is a sparkling 1930s English romantic comedy. Impecunious Mary Preston, newly arrived as a guest of her Aunt Agnes at the magnificent wooded estate of Rushwater, falls head over heels for handsome playboy David Leslie. Meanwhile, Agnes and her mother, the eccentric matriarch Lady Emily, have hopes of a different, more suitable match for Mary
The headmistress, a novel by Angela Thirkell( Book )

45 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London school-mistress and her children are evacuated to a bomb shelter in rural England
High rising by Angela Thirkell( Book )

41 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lively twelve-year-old English boy with an unquenchable spirit enters adolescence
Miss Bunting by Angela Thirkell( Book )

34 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Activities of Miss Bunting, the perfect governess
Love among the ruins by Angela Thirkell( Book )

18 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love story of the English countryside
The duke's daughter by Angela Thirkell( Book )

15 editions published between 1951 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of the activities of leading country families
Happy return by Angela Thirkell( Book )

16 editions published between 1952 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private enterprise by Angela Thirkell( Book )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boring tranquility of Barsetshire after the Second World War is enlivened by the arrival of a war widow and her unmarried sister-in-law
County chronicle by Angela Thirkell( Book )

18 editions published between 1950 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this episode of the "plaints and passions" of Barsetshire, "Lucy Marling is anxious about her parents' reaction to her engagement ... ; her brother Oliver still pines for the actress Jessica Dean"; and Mr. Adams's daughter Heather is busy planning her own wedding.--Cover
The Old Bank House by Angela Thirkell( Book )

19 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English country community accepts a man who buys an old house
Jutland Cottage by Angela Thirkell( Book )

20 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle-aged lady devotes her life to the care of her ailing and elderly parents
Growing up by Angela Thirkell( Book )

28 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As war drags on, Beliers Priory in East Barsetshire, home to Sir Harry and Lady Waring, becomes a convalescent hospital for soldiers as well as home to their niece Leslie, and Capt. Noel and Lydia Merton from West Barsetshire. In the meantime, Philip Winter meets Leslie, their relationship developing subsequent problems which are finally resolved. Romance proceeds apace "downstairs" as well as "upstairs", where a trio of followers is pursuing Selina, the housemaid, with eventually a most suitable conclusion. But the stationmaster whose son is a POW in Germany, Tommy Needham's amputated arm, and everyone's uncertainty about absent friends and relatives form sombre countrepoints to the general attitude of "soldiering on". As Lydia observes: they are "growing up."
Northbridge rectory by Angela Thirkell( Book )

29 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of everyday life Northbridge, England, during a war year
Peace breaks out by Angela Thirkell( Book )

21 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gentry of English country society in the early days of peace following World War 2
Marling hall by Angela Thirkell( Book )

30 editions published between 1942 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous chronicle of the doings of English country folk before Pearl Harbor
Never too late by Angela Thirkell( Book )

11 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angela Thirkell's stylish prose and deft portrayal of the human spectacle in the imaginary county of Barsetshire continue in this comedy of manners. Set in the mid-1950s, following the upheaval of war and its aftermath, this novel provides a canvas for the comings and goings of cultivated gentry. Many old friends from previous novels appear, and, as always, romance and gossip play a central role in the plot
Before lunch by Angela Thirkell( Book )

34 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Bond and Lord Pomfret are compelled to unite with the Middletons and the Stoners to stop the erection of a tea shop and garage on unspoiled Pooker's Piece. The young and the not-so-young all fall in love, not always with the right person, and sort out their affairs in a hilarious welter of cross-purposes
Close quarters by Angela Thirkell( Book )

9 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Again it is summer in Barsetshire, which means that it is chilly ... Downstage center is Mrs. Donald Macfadyen (who, you know, was Margot Phelps, daughter of old Admiral and Mrs. Phelps, before she married the wealthy market-gardener). Time passes, even in Barsetshire, and Mrs. Macfadyen is thrice bereaved in a few short months. But a man is waiting, a most delightful man whom she had to disappoint some years ago because just a few minutes earlier she had promised to marry Donald Macfadyen. Who? Wait and see! And so the last of her bereavements is followed by a promise of happiness and a home in the Close (for that is the first word of our punning title)"--Dust jacket flap
What did it mean? by Angela Thirkell( Book )

11 editions published between 1954 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coronation summer in a small English town
 
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Love among the ruins
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Wild strawberriesThe headmistress, a novelHigh risingMiss BuntingLove among the ruinsThe duke's daughterHappy returnPrivate enterprise
Alternative Names

controlled identityParker, Leslie, 1890-1961

Angela Mackail Thirkell écrivaine britannique

Angela Thirkell Brits romanschrijfster (1890-1961)

Angela Thirkell escriptora britànica

Angela Thirkell escritora británica

Mackail, Angela Margaret

Mackail Angela Margaret 1890-1961

Mackail Thirkell, Angela, 1890-1961

Parker, Leslie.

Parker, Leslie 1890-1961

Parker, Leslie, pseud.

Thirkell, Angela.

Thirkell, Angela M.

Thirkell, Angela Mackail

Thirkell Angela Mackail 1890-1961

Thirkell, Angela Margaret.

Thirkell, Angela Margaret 1890-1961

Languages
English (574)

German (6)

French (4)