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Kesson, Jessie 1916-1994

Overview
Works: 26 works in 115 publications in 2 languages and 1,380 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Bildungsromans  History  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6061.E844, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jessie Kesson
Another time, another place by Jessie Kesson( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the summer of 1944, three Italian prisoners of war are billeted in a village in the north-east of Scotland. For most of the people there, it is of little interest, hardly disturbing the daily routine of their isolated crofting community. But for one young farmworker's wife, whose job it is to look after them, the Italians bring with them a glimpse of another, more exotic world, and reawakens dreams of a future that is far removed from everything she has ever known
Glitter of mica by Jessie Kesson( Book )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the parish of Caldwell, in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire, life goes on much as it always has done for those who work on the land. Isolated and inward looking, it is a place where everyone knows exactly where they stand in the local hierarchy, but up at Darklands farm change is in the air. Helen Riddel, daughter of the head dairyman, has been to university and seen what the outside world has to offer. Now she must choose between family ties and the chance of a new life away from the narrow confines of Caldwell
The white bird passes by Jessie Kesson( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the backstreets of a Scottish city in the 1920's, this is the story of a young girl growing up in 'the Lane.' Poor, crowded and dirty--but full of life and excitement--the Lane is the only home Janie MacVean has ever known. It is a place where, despite everything, Janie is happy. But when the Cruelty Man arrives, bringing with him the threat of the dreaded 'home'--the orphanage that is every child's nightmare--Janie's contented childhood seems to be at an end."--
Where the apple ripens and other stories by Jessie Kesson( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SAGAS. Where the Apple Ripens is the story of Isabel Emslie, a young girl facing up to her last day at school and an uncertain future in service in the town. On the very threshold of womanhood, Isabel's overwhelming zest for life and desire for new experiences leads her to the door of the local Lothario. An intense, highly charged view of rural Scotland, where sensuality wars against Calvinist repression, this novella is one of Jessie Kesson's finest achievements.Like much of Jessie Kesson's work, the ten short stories also included in this volume draw heavily upon her own experiences. Once in Royal is a moving account of the excitement Christmas brought to the deprived children of the Lane in Elgin, The Bridge follows these children to the River Lossie, Good Friday is set in the mental hospital where Kesson was once a patient, and Stormy Weather is a poignant tale of teenage love and longing
Scottish writers talking : George Mackay Brown, Jessie Kesson, Norman MacCaig, William McIlvanney, David Toulmin( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jessie Kesson omnibus by Jessie Kesson( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the apple ripens : and other stories by Jessie Kesson( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somewhere beyond by Jessie Kesson( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A country dweller's years : nature writings by Jessie Kesson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three's company : a collection of stories from Aberdeen by Sheena Blackhall( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Mackay Brown, Jessie Kesson, Norman MacCaig, William McIlvanney, David Toulmin( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future of healthcare : changes and choices by Jessie Kesson( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Good Friday by Jessie Kesson( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Another time, another place by Michael Radford( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Verhaal over een jonge Schotse boerenvrouw die haar stugge puriteinse echtgenoot om de tuin leidt om een liefdesaffaire te kunnen hebben met een Italiaanse krijgsgevangene
Another time another place : una storia d'amore( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Where the apple ripens by Jessie Kesson( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Reading from Jessie Kesson's the white bird passes by Jessie Kesson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Webpage containing Quick Time video of Jessie Kesson reading from her novel "the white bird passes."
A Jessie Kesson companion by Jessie Kesson( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white bird passes by Anne Downie( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was upon a lammas nicht by Jessie Kesson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Another time, another place
Alternative Names
Grant McDonald, Jessie 1916-

Jessie Kesson British writer

MacDonald, Jessie Grant.

MacDonald, Jessie Grant 1916-

McDonald, Jessie Grant.

McDonald, Jessie Grant, 1916-1994

Languages
English (111)

Italian (1)

Covers
Glitter of micaThe white bird passesWhere the apple ripens and other storiesScottish writers talking : George Mackay Brown, Jessie Kesson, Norman MacCaig, William McIlvanney, David ToulminSomewhere beyondA country dweller's years : nature writingsA Jessie Kesson companion