WorldCat Identities

Perriam, Wendy 1940-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 143 publications in 1 language and 3,321 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6066.E675, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Wendy Perriam
 
Most widely held works by Wendy Perriam
Devils, for a change by Wendy Perriam( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lying by Wendy Perriam( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born of woman by Wendy Perriam( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken places by Wendy Perriam( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een voormalige vondeling ziet zich na zijn scheiding genoodzaakt zijn angsten te overwinnen om het contact met zijn dochter te onderhouden
After purple by Wendy Perriam( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tread softly by Wendy Perriam( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galgenhumoristisk roman om et ukonventionelt gteskab
Fifty-minute hour by Wendy Perriam( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird inside by Wendy Perriam( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuckoo by Wendy Perriam( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams, demons, and desire by Wendy Perriam( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little marvel and other stories by Wendy Perriam( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl with a crippling pea-phobia, a woman driven to murderous rage in an Anger Management Workshop, a wife torn between her dashing artist-lover and her uptight accountant-husband - these are some of the characters in Wendy Perriam's fifth short-story collection. Whatever the scenario, Perriam is alive to the raw emotion and underlying drama in even the most limited of lives, combining the daily dilemmas of personal relationships with a deeper exploration of psychological complexities. Many of the stories focus on some triumph or trauma of the human heart. Thirteen-year-old Kirsty is heartb
Laughter class : and other stories by Wendy Perriam( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, her 3rd collection of short stories, Perriam explores the secrets and lies that entangle people's lives; the dreams and disappointments we often choose to hide. Many of her characters are struggling for release, seeking an escape from rules, restrictions or confinement
Second skin by Wendy Perriam( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgin in the gym and other stories by Wendy Perriam( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stillness the dancing by Wendy Perriam( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael, Michael by Wendy Perriam( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biggest female in the world and other stories by Wendy Perriam( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wendy Perriam's arresting short stories, we are plunged into the dreams and delusions of contemporary life and love. Her frail and fallible characters seek solace through the power of the imagination, finding release in fantasy worlds. Escape, whether make-believe or literal, is an all-important theme. Another common thread is conflict: between desire and impotence, freedom and suppression, rational thought and a belief in the miraculous. In such ambiguous territory, happy endings may be few, but there is always hope, in even the darkest stories, of self-fulfilment and personal redemption
Breaking and entering by Wendy Perriam( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen's margarine by Wendy Perriam( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wendy Perriam's sixth short-story collection, catalysts for life-change come in surprising forms. A small, white curly dog pursues a man from pub to office, turning his whole existence upside-down. A collection of porcelain figurines drives an elderly widower to escape his home and find solace with Marilyn Monroe. A bunch of orange tulips propels a staidly married librarian into the arms of an exuberant poet. A pair of returned Eurostar tickets whisks long-separated lovers towards heady new romance. Many of Perriam's characters harbour guilty secrets or long-suppressed desires. Spouses che
An enormous yes by Wendy Perriam( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three generations of women, all with very different ideas as to what constitutes the good life. For Hanna, 95, it's always been based on duty, piety, and service to others, but for her granddaughter, Amy, it means wealth success and status. Amy's mother, Maria, is more ambivalent; attracted by both Hanna's high ideals and by the new hedonistic lifestyle she encounters when, after the death of her mother, she moves from Hanna's shabby Northumberland cottage to Amy's stylish London home. After 39 years of celibacy, her second self--a wild sensualist-in-waiting--is awakened by the passionate artist, Felix, who also encourages her long-dormant artistic talents. But should she say 'an enormous yes' to a new life of sexual and artistic self-fulfillment, or follow her mother's example and devote herself to Amy, now pregnant with her first child? An Enormous Yes poses fundamental questions about what constitutes living well, and the choices we are forced to make between wants and needs, ideals and rights; exploring the conflicting claims of entitlement versus duty and responsibility. It pits our image-based, celebrity-obsessed culture against more enduring values, and, in chronicling a passionate relationship between two people in their sixties, challenges society's myth that sex is only for the young. Perriam's powerful and life-affirming new novel combines some of today's most controversial issues with all the exuberance and sexual daring that have made her name
 
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Alternative Names
Perriam, Wendy Angela

Wendy Perriam British writer

Languages
English (85)

Covers
Born of womanBroken placesAfter purpleTread softlyBird insideCuckooDreams, demons, and desireLittle marvel and other stories