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Lafferty, Linda

Overview
Works: 14 works in 42 publications in 2 languages and 627 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3612.A3742, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Linda Lafferty
The bloodletter's daughter : a novel of old Bohemia by Linda Lafferty( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1606, the city of Prague shines as a golden mecca of art and culture carefully cultivated by Emperor Rudolf II. But the emperor hides an ugly secret: His bastard son, Don Julius, is afflicted with a madness that pushes the young prince to unspeakable depravity. Desperate to stem his son's growing number of scandals, the emperor exiles Don Julius to a remote corner of Bohemia, where the young man is placed in the care of a bloodletter named Pichler. The bloodletter's task: cure Don Julius of his madness by purging the vicious humors coursing through his veins. When Pichler brings his daughter Marketa to assist him, she becomes the object of Don Julius's frenzied - and dangerous - obsession. To him, she embodies the women pictured in the Coded Book of Wonder, a priceless manuscript from the imperial library that was his only link to sanity. As the prince descends further into the darkness of his mind, his acts become ever more desperate, as Marketa, both frightened and fascinated, can't stay away. Inspired by a real - life murder that threatened to topple the powerful Hapsburg dynasty, The Bloodletter's Daughter is a dark and richly detailed saga of passion and revenge
House of Bathory : a novel by Linda Lafferty( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1600s, Elizabeth Báthory, the infamous Blood Countess, ruled Čachtice Castle in the hinterlands of Slovakia. During bizarre nightly rites, she tortured and killed the young women she had taken on as servants. A devil, a demon, the terror of Royal Hungary--she bathed in their blood to preserve her own youth. 400 years later, echoes of the Countess's legendary brutality reach Aspen, Colorado. Betsy Path, a psychoanalyst of uncommon intuition, has a breakthrough with sullen teenager Daisy Hart. Together, they are haunted by the past, as they struggle to understand its imprint upon the present. Betsy and her troubled but perceptive patient learn the truth: the curse of the House of Bathory lives still and has the power to do evil even now. The story, brimming with palace intrigue, memorable characters intimately realized, and a wealth of evocative detail, travels back and forth between the familiar, modern world and a seventeenth-century Eastern Europe brought startlingly to life."--Page 4 of cover
The shepherdess of Siena : a novel of Renaissance Tuscany by Linda Lafferty( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by her aunt and uncle amidst the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, young orphan Virginia Tacci has always harbored a deep love for horses--though she knows she may never have the chance to ride. As a shepherdess in sixteenth-century Italy, Virginia's possibilities are doubly limited by her peasant class and her gender. Yet while she tends her flock, Virginia is captivated by the daring equestrian feats of the high-spirited Isabella De' Medici, who rides with the strength and courage of any man, much to the horror of her brother, the tyrannical Gran Duca Francesco De' Medici. Inspired, the young shepherdess keeps one dream close to her heart: to race in Siena's Palio. Twenty-six years after Florence captured Siena, Virginia's defiance will rally the broken spirit of the Senese people and threaten the pernicious reign of the Gran Duca. Bringing alive the rich history of one of Tuscany's most famed cities, this lush, captivating saga draws an illuminating portrait of one girl with an unbreakable spirit
The drowning guard : a novel of the Ottoman Empire by Linda Lafferty( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Drowning Guard explores the riddle of Esma -- who is at once a murderer and a champion and liberator of women -- and the man who loves her in spite of her horrifying crimes
The bloodletter's daughter : a novel of old Bohemia by Linda Lafferty( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1606, the city of Prague shines as a golden mecca of art and culture carefully cultivated by Emperor Rudolf II. But the emperor hides an ugly secret: His bastard son, Don Julius, is afflicted with a madness that pushes the young prince to unspeakable depravity. Desperate to stem his son's growing number of scandals, the emperor exiles Don Julius to a remote corner of Bohemia, where the young man is placed in the care of a bloodletter named Pichler. The bloodletter's task: cure Don Julius of his madness by purging the vicious humors coursing through his veins. When Pichler brings his daughter Marketa to assist him, she becomes the object of Don Julius's frenzied, and dangerous, obsession. To him, she embodies the women pictured in the Coded Book of Wonder, a priceless manuscript from the imperial library that was his only link to sanity. As the prince descends further into the darkness of his mind, his acts become ever more desperate, as Marketa, both frightened and fascinated, can't stay away. Inspired by a real-life murder that threatened to topple the powerful Hapsburg dynasty, The Bloodletter's Daughter is a dark and richly detailed saga of passion and revenge
The girl who fought Napoleon : a novel of the Russian Empire by Linda Lafferty( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a sweeping story straight out of Russian history, Tsar Alexander I and a courageous girl named Nadezhda Durova join forces against Napoleon. It's 1803, and an adolescent Nadya is determined not to follow in her overbearing Ukrainian mother's footsteps. She's a horsewoman, not a housewife. When Tsar Paul is assassinated in St. Petersburg and a reluctant and naive Alexander is crowned emperor, Nadya runs away from home and joins the Russian cavalry in the war against Napoleon. Disguised as a boy and riding her spirited stallion, Alcides, Nadya rises in the ranks, even as her father begs the tsar to find his daughter and send her home. Both Nadya and Alexander defy expectations--she as a heroic fighter and he as a spiritual seeker--while the battles of Austerlitz, Friedland, Borodino, and Smolensk rage on. In a captivating tale that brings Durova's memoirs to life, from bloody battlefields to glittering palaces, two rebels dare to break free of their expected roles and discover themselves in the process
The girl who fought Napoleon : a novel of the Russian empire by Linda Lafferty( Recording )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1803, and an adolescent Nadya is determined not to follow in her overbearing Ukrainian mother's footsteps. She's a horsewoman, not a housewife. When Tsar Paul is assassinated in St. Petersburg and a reluctant and naive Alexander is crowned emperor, Nadya runs away from home and joins the Russian cavalry in the war against Napoleon. Disguised as a boy and riding her spirited stallion, Alcides, Nadya rises in the ranks, even as her father begs the tsar to find his daughter and send her home
The Drowning guard : a novel of the Ottoman Empire by Linda Lafferty( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a gender reversal of Scheherazade in The Arabian Nights: Tales from a 1,001 Nights, Ottoman princess Esma Sultan seduces a different Christian lover each night, only to have him drowned in the morning. The Sultaness's true passion burns only for the Christian-born soldier charged with carrying out her brutal nightly death sentence: her drowning guard, Ivan Postivich. The Drowning Guard explores the riddle of Esma -- who is at once a murderer and a champion and liberator of women -- and the man who loves her in spite of her horrifying crimes. This textured historical novel, set in the opulence and squalor of Istanbul in 1826, is woven with the complexity and consequences of love
House of Bathory by Linda Lafferty( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1600s, Elizabeth Báthory, the infamous Blood Countess, ruled Čachtice Castle in the hinterlands of Slovakia. During bizarre nightly rites, she tortured and killed the young women she had taken on as servants. A devil, a demon, the terror of Royal Hungary--she bathed in their blood to preserve her own youth. 400 years later, echoes of the Countess's legendary brutality reach Aspen, Colorado. Betsy Path, a psychoanalyst of uncommon intuition, has a breakthrough with sullen teenager Daisy Hart. Together, they are haunted by the past, as they struggle to understand its imprint upon the present. Betsy and her troubled but perceptive patient learn the truth: the curse of the House of Bathory lives still and has the power to do evil even now. The story, brimming with palace intrigue, memorable characters intimately realized, and a wealth of evocative detail, travels back and forth between the familiar, modern world and a seventeenth-century Eastern Europe brought startlingly to life."--Container
The shepherdess of Siena by Linda Lafferty( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HISTORICAL FICTION. Raised by her aunt and uncle amidst the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, young orphan Virginia Tacci has always harbored a deep love for horses though she knows she may never have the chance to ride. As a shepherdess in sixteenth-century Italy, Virginia s possibilities are doubly limited by her peasant class and her gender. Yet while she tends her flock, Virginia is captivated by the daring equestrian feats of the high-spirited Isabella De Medici, who rides with the strength and courage of any man, much to the horror of her brother, the tyrannical Gran Duca Francesco De Medici.Inspired, the young shepherdess keeps one dream close to her heart: to race in Siena s Palio. Twenty-six years after Florence captured Siena, Virginia s defiance will rally the broken spirit of the Senese people and threaten the pernicious reign of the Gran Duca
Nevesta smerti by Linda Lafferty( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Russian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1988 task analysis for business, marketing and management occupations( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legislation handbook for childcare providers( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characterization of soil bacilli and phages by Linda Lafferty( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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