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Humphreys, Helen 1961-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 266 publications in 9 languages and 6,623 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Love stories  War stories  History  Biography  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR9199.3.H822, 813.54
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The lost garden by Helen Humphreys( Book )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in early 1941 in Britain when the war seems endless and, perhaps, hopeless. London is on fire from the Blitz, and gardener Gwen Davis has fled the devastated city for the Devon countryside. She volunteers for the Women's Land Army, an organization devoted to growing crops for the war effort."--Jacket
The evening chorus by Helen Humphreys( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of James, a pilot struggling to survive in a German POW camp, his young war-bride, Rose, back in England trying to make sense of her life, and his sister, whose own story is also rewritten by the tragedies of WWII
Afterimage : a novel by Helen Humphreys( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maid Annie Phelan arrives at the Dashell farm to find that both the master and mistress are struggling with their roles in Victorian society
Coventry by Helen Humphreys( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witnessing Germany's November 14, 1940 attack on Coventry, widow Harriet bonds with a young man who reminds her of her late husband during the ensuing chaos, while at home, the young man's single mother waits in agony for her son's return
Wild dogs : a novel by Helen Humphreys( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every evening, Alice and five other people gather at the forest's edge, trying to call their dogs back from the feral pack they've joined. Alice's boyfriend had abandoned her dog there, in an act of anger and desperation. Most of the rest have similar tales of jealousy or vengeance enacted upon them through their dogs: Jamie is rebelling against his stepfather; Lily, who has suffered brain damage, is considered irresponsible." "Becoming more deeply involved, Alice moves out to a cabin on land owned by Malcolm, one of the group, whose motives in having her there are suspicious. As she falls in love with the wildlife biologist whose wolf has gained lead of the pack, she feels the tug between love's wild power and her desire to domesticate it. After a tragic accident, all members of the group must rethink their lives and find their places in an untamed world."--Jacket
Leaving Earth : a novel by Helen Humphreys( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women aviators in 1933 set out to break a flight endurance record by circling over Toronto for 25 days, refuelling in mid-air. The novel describes the way the women live in the open cockpit and the bond that forms as they brave fatigue, weather and mechanical trouble. A first novel
The frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains forty fiction vignettes based on events that actually took place each time the historic River Thames froze solid. Spanning more than seven centuries, from 1142 to 1895, and illustrated with stunning full-color period art
The reinvention of love by Helen Humphreys( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Charles Saint-Beuve, a French literary journalist met Victor Hugo, an ambitious young writer who intended to become famous, he was swept into a world of grand emotions, a world where words can become swords. But it is not Victor he is really attracted to - it is his wife Adele
Anthem by Helen Humphreys( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perils of geography by Helen Humphreys( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethel on fire by Helen Humphreys( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story : on the life and death of my brother by Helen Humphreys( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Humphreys' brother, Martin, was her closest ally and friend. Two years ago, he suddenly became ill and died in just a few months. In the year that followed, Humphreys wrote this intense and affecting memoir. Though the book is deeply personal, it is also, inescapably, about the devastating events that we all experience. As the year goes on, Humphreys begins to restructure her life. She absorbs the seasons, landscapes, she gets a new dog, plants fruit trees. And she tells this story: moving fluidly between stories of childhood and adulthood, from life to death and its aftermath, she descr
Nuns looking anxious, listening to radios by Helen Humphreys( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gods and other mortals by Helen Humphreys( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilde honden by Helen Humphreys( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zes zonderlinge mensen, elk met eigen problemen, komen elke avond bijeen aan de rand van een bos om naar hun weggelopen honden te roepen
The best Canadian poetry 2016 in English( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild dogs by Helen Humphreys( Recording )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each evening at dusk, six people gather at the edge of the woods. They call their dogs to come back to them, dogs that have turned wild and vanished from their lives. Drawn together by need, the group forms its own small community - until violence strikes unexpectedly
The frozen thames by Helen Humphreys( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its long history, the River Thames has frozen solid forty times. These stories are based on events that actually took place each time the river froze between 1142 and 1895. From Queen Matilda trying to escape her besieged castle in a snowstorm and lovers meeting on the frozen river in the plague years, to a simple farmer persuading his oxen the ice is safe and Queen Bess discovering the rare privacy afforded by the ice-covered Thames, the moments are fleeting but transformative for the characters
Nocturne : on the life and death of my brother by Helen Humphreys( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Humphreys writes about her life with her brother who died at the age of forty-five with pancreatic cancer
The river by Helen Humphreys( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A breathtaking mix of observation, prose, natural history, and artWe tend to look at landscape in relation to what it can do for us. Does it move us with its beauty? Can we make a living from it? But what if we examined a landscape on its own terms, freed from our expectations and assumptions?This is what celebrated writer Helen Humphreys sets out to do in this beautiful, groundbreaking examination of place. For more than a decade Humphreys has owned a small waterside property on a section of the Napanee River in Ontario. In the watchful way of writers, she has studied her little piece of the river through the seasons and the years, cataloguing its ebb and flows, the plants and creatures that live in and round it, the signs of human usage at its banks and on its bottom.The result is The River, a gorgeous and moving meditation that uses fiction, non-fiction, natural history, archival cartes and images, and full-colour original photographs to get at the truth. In doing this, Humphreys has created a work of startling originality that is sure to become a new Canadian classic."--Publisher's description
 
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The lost garden
Alternative Names
Helen Humphreys Canadian novelist and poet

Humphreys, Helen

Humphreys, Helen Caroline

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Afterimage : a novelCoventryWild dogs : a novelLeaving Earth : a novelThe frozen ThamesThe reinvention of loveThe perils of geographyNuns looking anxious, listening to radiosGods and other mortals