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Perriam, Wendy 1940-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 162 publications in 1 language and 3,530 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
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 )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lying by Wendy Perriam( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born of woman by Wendy Perriam( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After purple by Wendy Perriam( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken places by Wendy Perriam( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 159 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
Tread softly by Wendy Perriam( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird inside by Wendy Perriam( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuckoo by Wendy Perriam( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers talk : D. M. Thomas with Wendy Perriam and Clare Boylan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics discussed in the interview: --Sex in literature . --The issue of pornography. --Style and vocabulary
Second skin by Wendy Perriam( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stillness the dancing by Wendy Perriam( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 97 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 93 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
Virgin in the gym and other stories by Wendy Perriam( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael, Michael by Wendy Perriam( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2012 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 82 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-fulfillment and personal redemption. Perriam's wide ranging humanity, coupled with her lively mix of comedy and menace makes this, her fourth collection, a deeply satisfying read
The Queen's margarine by Wendy Perriam( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 77 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 76 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
I'm on the train by Wendy Perriam( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I'm on the train!" brilliantly chronicles the dramas and dilemmas inherent in our human condition, in another outstanding collection from one of Britain's leading short-story writers
 
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Alternative Names
Perriam, Wendy Angela

Wendy Perriam British writer

Languages
English (96)

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Born of womanAfter purpleBroken placesTread softlyBird insideCuckooDreams, demons, and desireSecond skin