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Gallimore, Patricia

Works: 233 works in 425 publications in 1 language and 5,735 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery stories  Domestic fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer
Classifications: G860, 355.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Patricia Gallimore
Terra incognita travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animals in war valiant horses, courageous dogs, and other unsung animal heroes by Jilly Cooper( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooper pays tribute to the role of animals in wartime with a collection of stories from the tragic to the hilarious, which illustrate how important "non-human combatants" have been throughout the history of warfare
The gunpowder plot [terror & faith in 1605] by Antonia Fraser( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a narrative that grips the reader like a detective story, Antonia Fraser brings the characters and events of the Gunpowder Plot to life. Dramatically recreating the conditions and motives that surrounded the fateful night of November 5, 1605, she unravels the tangled web of religion and politics that spawned the plot
Dead men's wages by Lilian Pizzichini( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Taylor, was a conman who worked with some of London's most notorioius gangsters. In this account of his life, the author recreates the world of criminals and corrupt police that he dominated until his death
Samuel Pepys the unequalled self by Claire Tomalin( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventeenth century saw a revolution in man's thought, as Isaac Newton and others began the scientific study of the universe around them. At the same time a shrewd young civil servant in London began to observe, with something of the same dispassionate curiosity, the strange object around which, for him, the universe revolved--himself. For ten years, beginning in 1660, Samuel Pepys secretly kept one of the most remarkable records ever made of a human life. With astounding candor and perceptiveness he described his ambitions and peculations, his professional successes and failures, his pettinesses and meannesses, his tenderness toward his wife and the irritations and jealousies she provoked, his extramarital longings and fumblings, his coolly critical attitude toward the king he served and his watchful adaptation to the corrupt and treacherous life of the court. Pepys's diary is a magnificent creation. But there is more to Samuel Pepys than his diary, as Claire Tomalin makes clear in this ... biography. Buttressing it with less familiar sources and other contemporary material, she is able to illuminate his entire life--as a poor London tailor's son, as a schoolboy rejoicing at the execution of Charles I, as an aspiring clerk with good connections who transforms himself into a royalist, escorting Charles II to England for the Restoration. Then there is the bureaucrat heroically working against the odds to create a modern navy, finding his way through the dangerous years of political and religious conflict (even, at one point, being charged with treason and jailed), peacefully retiring at last with his books and his music and his friends.-Dust jacket
The magnetic north notes from the Arctic Circle by Sara Wheeler( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smashing through the Arctic Ocean with the crew of a Russian icebreaker, herding reindeer across the tundra with Lapps and shadowing the Trans-Alaskan pipeline with truckers, Sara Wheeler discovers a compex and ambiguous land belonging both to ancient myth and modern controvery
The six wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. So the six wives of Henry VIII have become defined in a popular sense not so much by their lives as by the way these lives ended. The author deals with each woman in turn with sympathy. Inevitably there was great rivalry between them, so high were the stakes in the great game of marrying the King of England. The story Antonia Fraser tells is romantic and cruel, funny and sad, dramatic and enthralling
Distant music by Charlotte Bingham( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Second World War life was tough for those not fabulously wealthy or stars of stage and screen. Little wonder that Elsie Lancaster, granddaughter of a theatrical landlady, thinks only of becoming a star. Surprising that Oliver Plunkett shares the same ambition - he comes from old money, but groomed from childhood by his father's theatre-mad butler, there is no other world to which Oliver aspires. For the kooky Coco Hampton, theatre is all about costume. That they all become involved with Portly Cosgrove - sometime manager and soon-to-be agent - is inevitable, as is their emotional entanglement with one another. Come success or failure, they dance to the distant music of fame and fortune
Bad blood by Lorna Sage( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's memoir of childhood and adolescence brings to life her eccentric family and somewhat bizarre upbringing in the small town of Hanmer, on the border between Wales and Shropshire. A Whitbread prize-winner, the book captures moments in time with great lucidity and poignancy
The shortest journey by Hazel Holt( Recording )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While visiting several elderly acquaintances ensconced in the West Lodge nursing home, Sheila Malory, a comfortable middle-aged widow with a keen mind and a sharp eye for detail, becomes involved in a missing-persons investigation. When Mrs. Edith Rossiter, a gentle and timid resident of West Lodge, vanishes without a trace during a routine shopping trip, both her friends and the local police are baffled. Since her self-absorbed daughter and her ne'er-do-well son had been forcefully urging Mrs. Rossiter to release large portions of their inheritance, Sheila initially suspects them of conspiring against their mother. But as she delves more deeply into the case, she realizes that her friend's disappearance may have been deliberately staged by the victim herself. With the invaluable assistance of her son, Michael, a young law student, Sheila pieces together a multidimensional puzzle with roots in Mrs. Rossiter's unhappy youth"--from Booklist
Muddy waters by Judy Astley( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stella works as an agony aunt for a teenage magazine. She lives on Pansy Island, a self-consciously arty community on the Thames, where her husband Adrian writes erotic novels in a summerhouse by the river, while her two teenage children prepare themselves for adult life in various ways not recommended in the pages of their mother's advice columns. Stella, however, finds herself with a problem she cannot handle when Abigail, her rich and glamorous friend from university, comes to stay. Abigail has been deserted by her husband and has decided that Stella's life, and more particularly Stella's husband, will fill the gap nicely
A lovely illusion by Tessa Barclay( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erica Pencarreth is the daughter of a famous painter, and a well-respected name in the art world, not as a painter but as an expert on the Impressionists. So when her sophisticated lover Willard Townley, shows her one particular painting, she just can't believe her, or his, luck. It is anything but luck, though, that has lead Willard Townley to this unknown Monet. And Erica soon realises that a frightening money-making swindle is taking place
Sheepwrecked by Jackie Moffat( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings to life the trials and tribulations, the occasional pitfall and the many pleasures of rural living and running a small working farm in one of the beautiful parts of England - Cumbria, and more specifically the Eden Valley. The author recounts a year in the life of Rowfoot farm and many indiviuals (both two and four-legged)
Plainer still by Catherine Cookson( Recording )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the remarkable success of LET ME MAKE MYSELF PLAIN, Catherine Cookson compiled a further selection of thoughts, recollections and observations on life - and death - together with another collection of the poems she prefers to describe as "prose on short lines". "One way or another, she is an inspiration, a noble spirit" John Braine
The view from here by Joan Bakewell( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Bakewell writes with characteristic honesty and humanity about life in one's seventies. From applying eyeshadow without glasses and learning how to use an iPod, to dreading the obituary pages for fear of finding a friend among them, this book considers with wisdom and warmth the physical, social and psychological consequences of ageing. She also returns to issues that have been close to her, including the nature of faith, and what it means to be British, combining personal history with cultural commentary to provide a disarming account of life as an older person
Death of a Dean by Hazel Holt( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheila's friend David is in debt. His only hope is his brother the Dean; but he shows no sympathy for David's plight. Then the brothers inherit a house and David's problems appear to be over; but the Dean refuses to sell and later that night he is fatally poisoned. Suddenly Sheila's closest friend is the prime suspect in a murder case
Patricia Gallimore's organic year : a guide to organic living by Patricia Gallimore( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cup of ghosts by Paul Doherty( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1322, Mathilde of Westminster was considered the finest physician in London. But during her years as lady-in-waiting to Princess Isabella, who married Edward II, she was drawn into the murky politics of the English court, where sudden death was part of the tapestry of life. Many years later, when the glory has gone and all that remains are bittersweet memories, Mathilde looks back and chronicles her turbulent life
Miss Buncle married by D. E Stevenson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dawn French : the biography by Alison Bowyer( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dawn French is one of our best-loved comic actresses and has delighted audiences with her brilliantly observed performances both on television and the West End stage. Alongside her solo career, Dawn is part of the groundbreaking double act, French and Saunders, who went from the comedy club circuit to their own show on the BBC. Dawn married fellow comic Lenny Henry, and they went on to adopt their daughter Billie and combine successful careers with the demands of parenthood. This is the story of a woman with a warm and bubbly personality and a formidable talent
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