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Flanders, Judith

Overview
Works: 30 works in 193 publications in 1 language and 10,533 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Legal fiction (Literature)  Humorous fiction  Pictorial works  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: HQ615, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Judith Flanders
Inside the Victorian home : a portrait of domestic life in Victorian England by Judith Flanders( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: The Victorian age is much closer to us in time than we might believe. Yet at that time, in the most technologically advanced nation in the world, people buried meat in fresh earth to prevent mold forming and wrung sheets out in boiling water with their bare hands. Such household drudgery was routinely performed by the grandparents of people still living, but the knowledge of it has passed as if it had never been. Judith Flanders's book is laid out like a Victorian house, taking you through the story of daily life from room to room. In each space she depicts the home's furnishings and decoration: from childbirth in the master bedroom, through the scullery and kitchen, the separate male and female domains of the drawing room and the parlor, and ending in the sickroom. A rich selection from diaries, letters, advice books, magazines, and paintings fills the rooms with the people and personalities of the age
The invention of murder : how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime by Judith Flanders( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exploration of murder in the nineteenth century, Judith Flanders explores some of the most gripping cases that fascinated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fiction. She retells the gruesome stories of many different types of murder--both famous and obscure--from the crimes (and myths) of Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper to the tragedies of the murdered Marr family in London's East End; Burke and Hare and their bodysnatching business in Edinburgh; and Greenacre, who transported his dismembered fiancee around town by omnibus. With an irresistible cast of swindlers, forgers, and poisoners, the mad, the bad and the dangerous to know, "The Invention of Murder" is both a gripping tale of crime and punishment, and history at its most readable
The Victorian city : everyday life in Dickens' London by Judith Flanders( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than London. In only a few decades, the capital grew from a compact Regency town into a sprawling metropolis of 6.5 million inhabitants, the largest city the world had ever seen. Technology--railways, street-lighting, and sewers--transformed both the city and the experience of city-living, as London expanded in every direction. Now Judith Flanders, one of Britain's foremost social historians, explores the world portrayed so vividly in Dickens' novels, showing life on the streets of London in colorful, fascinating detail. From the moment Charles Dickens, the century's best-loved English novelist and London's greatest observer, arrived in the city in 1822, he obsessively walked its streets, recording its pleasures, curiosities and cruelties. Now, with him, Judith Flanders leads us through the markets, transport systems, sewers, rivers, slums, alleys, cemeteries, gin palaces, chop-houses and entertainment emporia of Dickens' London, to reveal the Victorian capital in all its variety, vibrancy, and squalor. From the colorful cries of street-sellers to the uncomfortable reality of travel by omnibus, to the many uses for the body parts of dead horses and the unimaginably grueling working days of hawker children, no detail is too small, or too strange. No one who reads Judith Flanders's meticulously researched, captivatingly written The Victorian City will ever view London in the same light again."--
A murder of magpies by Judith Flanders( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A witty, entertaining mystery featuring a hilarious, sharp as a tack new amateur sleuth from the critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder. It's just another day at the office for book editor Samantha Clair. Checking jacket copy for howlers, wondering how to break it to her star novelist that her latest effort is utterly unpublishable, lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will deliciously dish the dirt on the fashion industry. But little does she know how much trouble Kit's book is about to cause. Before it even goes to print. When police inspector Field turns up at the venerable offices of Timmins & Ross, asking questions about an undelivered package that was addressed to Sam, she knows something is wrong. The messenger sent to deliver the package was murdered, and then Kit goes missing. Suddenly, Sam's nine-to-five life is turned upside down and she is propelled into a criminal investigation. Someone doesn't want Kit's scandalous manuscript published and unless Sam can put the pieces together in time, they'll do anything to stop it. With her deliciously fun, cleverly written debut novel, acclaimed author Judith Flanders introduces readers to an enormously enjoyable, too-smart-for-her-own-good new amateur sleuth, as well as a colorful cast of characters including Sam's witty assistant, effortlessly glamorous mother, and the handsome inspector Field. A whip-smart, impeccably crafted mystery, this tremendously entertaining novel will have readers flying through the pages"--
The making of home : the 500-year story of how our houses became our homes by Judith Flanders( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Making of Home, Flanders traces the evolution of the house from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century across northern Europe and America, showing how the homes we know today bear only a faint resemblance to homes though history. What turned a house into a home? Why did northwestern Europe, a politically unimportant, sociologically underdeveloped region of the world, suddenly became the powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution, the capitalist crucible that created modernity? While investigating these important questions, Flanders uncovers the fascinating development of ordinary household items--from cutlery, chairs and curtains, to fitted kitchens, plumbing and windows--while also dismantling many domestic myths"--Publisher's description
A circle of sisters : Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter and Louisa Baldwin by Judith Flanders( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughters of a poor Methodist minister, the Macdonald sisters started life precariously stationed in the lower-middle class. Denied the advantage of a traditional education, or the expectation of social advancement, as wives and mothers they made a single family of a famous painter (Georgiana's husband, pre-Raphaelite Edward Burne-Jones), a president of the royal Academy (Agnes' husband, painter-critic Edward Pointer), a prime minister (Louisa's son Stanley Baldwin) and a poet (Alice's son Rudyard Kipling). They lived at an exceptional moment in British history, and their journey from provincial obscurity to metropolitan and imperial grandeur symbolized the energy and vitality of 19th-century Britain.--From publisher description
A bed of scorpions by Judith Flanders( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Summer in London-the sun is finally shining, the flowers are in bloom, and life is humming merrily along for book editor Samantha Clair, off to lunch with her old friend, art-dealer Aidan Merriam. Humming merrily until she learns that his partner has just been found dead in their gallery, slumped over his desk with a gun in his hand. Could anything be worse? Oh yes, the police investigation is being led by Inspector Jake Field, who just happens to be Sam's new boyfriend. And Aidan, who just happens to be Sam's ex-boyfriend, wants Sam's help. Finding herself drawn into another investigation, Sam does the only sensible thing and calls her mother. Before long, Sam finds her loyalties stretched to the limit as she herself is threatened. Armed with nothing more than her trusty weapons of satire, cynicism and a stock of irrelevant information culled from novels, Sam races to find a killer who is determined to find her first in the newest fast-paced, uproarious novel in the critically acclaimed series from New York Times bestselling author Judith Flanders"--
The Victorian house : domestic life from childbirth to deathbed by Judith Flanders( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judith Flanders, author of the widely acclaimed A Circle of Sisters, has written an incisive and irresistible portrait of Victorian domestic life. The book itself is laid out like a house, following the story of daily life from room to room: from childbirth in the master bedroom, through the scullery, kitchen and dining room - cleaning, dining, entertaining - on upwards, ending in the sickroom and death." "Through a collage of diaries, letters, advice books, magazines and paintings, Flanders shows how social history is built up out of tiny domestic details. Through these we can understand the desires, motivations and thoughts of the age."--BOOK JACKET
Consuming passions : leisure and pleasure in Victorian Britain by Judith Flanders( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the close of the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution had brought with it not just factories, railways, mines and machines but also brought fashion, travel, leisure and pleasure. This book explores this revolution in science, technology and industry - and how a world of thrilling sensation and unimaginable theatricality was born
A murder of magpies by Judith Flanders( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book editor Samantha Clair has lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will deliciously dish the dirt on the fashion industry. But when police inspector Field turns up asking questions about an undelivered package that was addressed to Sam, she knows something is wrong. The messenger sent to deliver the package was murdered, and then Kit goes missing. Now, Sam's nine-to-five life is turned upside down and she is propelled into a criminal investigation
Writer's block by Judith Flanders( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You know when you have one of those days at the office? You spill coffee on your keyboard, the finance director goes on an expenses rampage and then, before you know it, your favourite author is murdered. Don't you just hate when that happens? Introducing the much-anticipated debut novel by Judith Flanders, acclaimed author of the non-fiction bestsellers A Circle of Sisters and The Victorian House. Drawing on her past experience as editor at prestigious publishing houses, this pitch-perfect crime caper offers a witty, intelligent and entertaining glimpse into the publishing world. When Samantha Clair decides to publish journalist Kit Lovell's tell-all book on the death of fashion-designer Rodrigo Aleman, she can scarcely imagine the dangers ahead. Cue a rollercoaster ride into the dark realms of fashion, money-laundering and murder, armed with nothing but her e-reader and her trusty stock of sarcasm
The mysteries of the ancient world( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explanation and exploration of so many of the mysteries of the ancient world
A bed of scorpions : a mystery by Judith Flanders( Recording )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Summer in London-- the sun is finally shining, the flowers are in bloom, and life is humming merrily along for book editor Samantha Clair, off to lunch with her old friend, art-dealer Aidan Merriam. Humming merrily until she learns that his partner has just been found dead in their gallery, slumped over his desk with a gun in his hand. Could anything be worse? Oh yes, the police investigation is being led by Inspector Jake Field, who just happens to be Sam's new boyfriend. And Aidan, who just happens to be Sam's ex-boyfriend, wants Sam's help. Finding herself drawn into another investigation, Sam does the only sensible thing and calls her mother. Before long, Sam finds her loyalties stretched to the limit as she herself is threatened. Armed with nothing more than her trusty weapons of satire, cynicism, and a stock of irrelevant information culled from novels, Sam races to find a killer who is determined to find her first in the newest fast-paced, uproarious novel in the critically acclaimed series from New York Times bestselling author Judith Flanders"--
Cast of vultures by Judith Flanders( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There was every possibility that I was dead, and my brain hadn't got the memo. Or maybe it was that I wished I were dead. On reflection, that was more likely. Normally sharp-witted, book editor Sam Clair stumbles through a post-launch party morning with the hangover to end all hangovers. But before the Nurofen has even kicked in, she finds herself entangled in an elaborate saga of missing neighbors, suspected arson and an odd, unidentified body. By the time the grizzly news breaks that the fire has claimed another victim, Sam is already hot in pursuit. Armed once again with her biting commentary, her boyfriend Inspector Jake Field, and her stalwart Goth assistant, Sam must track down the murderer and face a pair from Thugs 'R' Us in this uproariously funny and fast-paced mystery in this critically acclaimed series from New York Times bestseller Judith Flanders"--
Cheating the hangman by Judith Flanders( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invention of murder : how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime by Judith Flanders( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is about 19th-century Britain's fascination with good quality murder. Murder during this period was ubiquitous - not necessarily in quantity but in quality. This was the era of penny-bloods, early crime fiction and melodramas for the masses. It was a time when murder and entertainment were firmly entwined
Birmingham Royal Ballet by Bill Cooper( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I came to Birmingham with the view to being creative, and today I believe we have not only successfully secured the future of the Company, but the whole dance culture in the city of Birmingham. We are geared for great things.' - David Bintley, BRB Director Twenty years ago, Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) took the brave step to set up on its own in Birmingham. It was the making of this marvellous company of dancers and dance makers. Now one of the foremost international ballet companies in the world, this book celebrates this story through stunning pictures. Following on from the
Victorian portraits in the National Portrait Gallery collection by National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leisure and pleasure in Victorian Britain by Judith Flanders( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the close of the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution had brought with it not just factories, railways, mines and machines but also fashion, travel, leisure and pleasure. This book explores this revolution in science, technology and industry - and how a world of thrilling sensation and theatricality was born
Everyday life in Dickens' London by Judith Flanders( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Judith Flanders, the bestselling popular historian, comes a masterly recreation of Victorian London, whose raucous streets and teeming denizens inspired and permeated the works of one of Britain's - and the world's - greatest novelists, Charles Dickens
 
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Inside the Victorian home : a portrait of domestic life in Victorian England
Alternative Names
Judith Flanders British historian and writer

Languages
English (179)

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The invention of murder : how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crimeA circle of sisters : Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter and Louisa BaldwinThe Victorian house : domestic life from childbirth to deathbedConsuming passions : leisure and pleasure in Victorian BritainThe mysteries of the ancient worldBirmingham Royal BalletLeisure and pleasure in Victorian Britain