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Nash, Phyllida

Works: 126 works in 360 publications in 1 language and 4,740 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Love stories  Biography  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Christmas stories  Diary fiction  Diaries 
Roles: Narrator, Other
Classifications: PR6015.E795, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Phyllida Nash
Cotillion by Georgette Heyer( Recording )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three great-nephews of cantankerous Mr. Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune. The wily old gentleman has hatched a typically freakish plan for his stepdaughter's future and his own amusement--his fortune will be Kitty's dowry. But while the beaux are scrambling for her hand, Kitty counters with her own inventive, if daring, scheme--a sham engagement should keep wedlock at bay
The talisman ring by Georgette Heyer( Recording )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another. Yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish
A civil contract by Georgette Heyer( Recording )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Deveril, 6th Viscount Lynton, is one of Wellington's captains. When his father is killed while hunting, he returns home to find his family on the brink of disaster, and his beautiful home in a shocking state of disrepair. he is introduced to Jonathan Chawleigh, a man of apparently unlimited wealth, and no social ambitions for himself, but with his eyes fixed firmly on a suitable match for his only daughter
The foundling by Georgette Heyer( Recording )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shy young Duke of Sale has never known his parents. Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware or Gilly for short has endured twenty-four years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and his valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. Only he has no sooner entered his new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure. Born in 1902, Georgette Heyer was a highly private writer, never giving interviews or making public appearances. She was married in 1925 and had one son. She died in 1974. She wrote fifty-seven novels, including Frederica, Royal Escape, Devil's Cub, Regency Buck and Sprig Muslin. Phyllida Nash makes regular appearances on BBC Radio 4 in both comedy and drama, as well as a wide variety of readings and live broadcasts. She has recorded numerous audio books and her career spans stage, television and radio. On stage Phyllida has appeared in leading roles nationally, as well as in New York, Toronto and London's West End. TV credits include lead roles in various productions including Not Quite Cricket, Potter and Cottage to Let
False colours by Georgette Heyer( Recording )

6 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kit Fancot, on leave from the diplomatic service in 1817, must take over when his brother, the Earl of Denville, disappears
Mrs Fytton's country life by Mavis Cheek( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angela Fytton -- wonderwife, supermother, bedroom vamp and business partner -- has been unceremoniously dumped. Like many a good wife before her, her husband has swapped her for a younger model. Now, divorced but determined, she moves to the country, and she waits. One day, she knows, her husband will return
The werepuppy & the werepuppy on holiday by Jacqueline Wilson( Recording )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The werepuppy - a werewolf video leaves Micky terrified of dogs. Mum decides the only answer is to get Michty a puppy of his own. To everyone's surprise - including Micky's - he chooses a werepuppy. But Wolfie turns out to be very special pet - and a real jorker! The werepuppy on holiday - Micky's pet dog Wolfie is a werepuppy - a baby werewolf who's always in trouble. When Wolfie is banned from the family holdiay, Micky is distraught. What fun is a family holiday without Wolfie?
Postcards from the past by Marcia Willett( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siblings Billa and Ed share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall. Their lives are uncomplicated. With family and friends nearby and their free and easy living arrangements, life seems as content as can be. But when postcards start arriving from a sinister figure they thought belonged well and truly in their pasts, old memories are stirred. Why is he contacting them now? And what has he been hiding all these years?
The private world of Georgette Heyer by Jane Aiken Hodge( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a bestselling phenomenon & queen of the Regency Romance, Georgette Heyer is one of the most beloved historical novelists. With this biography we catch a glimpse into Georgette Heyer's world, & that of her most memorable characters
Amy Wingate's journal by Willa Marsh( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Amy consults her doctor about her increasing mood swings, she is advised to keep a diary as an outlet for her bursts of irritation. And her life obligingly becomes eventful enough to provide interesting reading. But it is the tantalising allusions to Amy's past - so at odds with her appearance as the stereotyped retired schoolmistress - that intrigue, delight and eventually reveal a woman of surprising qualities
The Darcy connection by Elizabeth Aston( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Collins of Pride and Prejudice is now the Bishop of Ripon, living with his wife, Charlotte, and their two daughters, who have reached marriageable age. The elder, another Charlotte, is extraordinarily beautiful, and her parents hope her looks and connections will ensure a brilliant marriage. Her sister, Eliza, while not as handsome, possesses a lively intelligence that, in Mr. Collins's opinion, is too like her godmother, Mrs. Darcy. In London, Charlotte's beauty wins her many admirers, despite her small fortune. But Eliza's wit and attempts to interfere in what she considers an unsuitable marriage for her sister infuriate her family and Charlotte's suitor
Love and other secrets by Sarah Challis( Recording )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence has never forgiven Jane for the circumstances of her birth. She was an accident, the product of Jane's first and only one-night-stand, and Flo does not want to know how hard her teenage mother fought to keep her. When Flo's own, carefully planned, baby arrives, and her glossy, controlled world is turned upside down, for the first time in her life she turns to her mother for help. Holding her newborn grandson, Jane is suddenly overwhelmed by memories she's buried for decades of the tumultuous year when Flo was born: her parents' fury, the new freedoms of 1960s London passing her by, and the rash consequences of the overwhelming love for her child. Love and Other Secrets is a warm, wise and moving tale of the fierce bonds of motherhood
Pompeii the life of a Roman town by Mary Beard( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pompeii explodes a number of myths - from the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought: the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one; to the death count, which was probably less than ten per cent of the population. These are just a few of the strands that make up an extraordinary and invloving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain's leading classicist - container
Into the woods by Lyn Gardner( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued by the sinister Dr.DeWilde and his ravenous wolves, three sisters, Storm, the inheritor of a special musical pipe, the elder Aurora, and the baby Any, flee into the woods and begin a treacherous journey filled with many dangers as they try to find a way to defeat their pursuer and keep him from taking the pipe and control of the entire land
Queen Elizabeth II [her life in our times] by Sarah Bradford( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen's story is our history: she was not born to be Queen but she has been the most famous woman in the world for all of our lives. In this definitive account, acclaimed Royal author Sarah Bradford offers a vivid window into the key moments of British and world history during the Queen's sixty-year reign, a mixture of happiness and crisis, but one defined by her extraordinary love and commitment to Britain and the Commonwealth
Christmas in Cornwall a novel by Marcia Willett( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widower and his young son find a new life in a convent community of elderly nuns, which is close to the estate that's been in their family for generations and is still home to his mother and her parents
Mr Darcy's dream by Elizabeth Aston( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Phoebe, a young niece of 'Pride and Prejudice's' Mr Darcy, is shattered by an unhappy romance, she retreats to Pemberley and is joined by kind-hearted Louisa Bingley, unmarried after three London seasons. Once the young ladies are situated in the house, several handsome strangers also arrive - all hopeful of winning the girls' hearts. As preparations for the ball, which Mr and Mrs Darcy are to give at Pemberley, gain momentum, mischief and love triangles abound, making life as difficult as possible for anyone connected with the Darcy family - container
Wives and lovers by Jane Elizabeth Varley( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria Stratford's birthday party for her husband David is a resounding success. It shows off their beautiful Wimbledon house, their wonderful children, their perfect lives. It also conceals the tensions and ambitions that infest their marriage. Victoria graciously welcomes her guests, and the only person missing is David himself. Victoria's sister, Clara, and her husband, Tom, are there, yet Clara yearns for something that Tom cannot see. The youngest sister, Annie, is with her husband, Hugo. They are very content, the only blight being Hugo's mother. This one evening begins a train of events that will lead each sister down a different path - towards love, sex, grief, betrayal and happiness - and each will learn what it is to be a sister, a wife and a lover
The sea garden by Marcia Willett( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jess Penhaligon is on her way to Devon to receive an award for her botanical painting. Jess's own family fell apart several years ago so she is grateful to her hosts friendliness. As the group reminisces about their past, it soon becomes apparant that their family histories are linked
Rosa's island by Valerie Wood( Recording )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosa grew up an orphan in a remote, watery island fastness on the wild East coast of Yorkshire. Taken in as a small child by the motherly Mrs Drew, she realised as she grew up that this large and seemingly close farming family contained many troubled souls. Mr Drew, whose religious fervour held a dark secret; Jim, the eldest son, who was terrified of something from his past; Delia, longing to escape from the island; and tall, handsome, confident Matthew, who wanted only one thing--Rosa herself.But Rosa's background was one of mystery. Her mother, before she drowned in the dyke near their home, had always promised that one day Rosa's father would return to her--a handsome Spaniard, with jewels and silks in treasure chests, sailing in on a ship with golden sails. Mr Drew knew the secret of Rosa's past--and so did the two mysterious Irishmen, who came back to the island after many years and who threatened everything which Rosa held most dear
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The talisman ringA civil contractThe foundlingFalse coloursMrs Fytton's country lifeThe werepuppy & the werepuppy on holidayRosa's island