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McKenzie, Nicolette

Works: 279 works in 789 publications in 1 language and 7,914 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Biography  Television mini-series  Biographical films  Biographical television programs  Historical films  Military history  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nicolette McKenzie
Elizabeth R by Glenda Jackson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub, and I have a lion's heart!" said Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I, known as the Virgin Queen, was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and reigned as Queen of England from 1558-1603. This mini-series dramatizes her life from her ascension to the throne at age 25 to her death forty-four years later. Elizabeth refused to ever marry, exploiting her status as a tool in foreign policy, and using courtship as diplomacy, a theme explored at some length in this depiction. The drama brings to life her brilliant advisors, including William Cecil and Francis Walsingham, and great sailors Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh. Delves into the life of the monarch who made England into a world power, and whose time on the throne is now remembered as the "Elizabethan Age."
The ship of brides by Jojo Moyes( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1946, and all over the world young women are crossing the seas in the thousdands en route to the men they married in wartime, and an unknown future. In Sydney, Australia, four women join six-hundred and fifty other brides on an extraordinary voyage to England--aboard HMS Victoria, which also carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers and men. Rules of honor, duty, and separation are strictly enforced, from the aircraft carrier's Captain down to the lowly young stoker. But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined in was the Navy could never have imagined
The Virgin Queen by Sue Hayes( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She restored faith in the monarchy and led her nation to its greatest period of prosperity and accomplishment. Queen Elizabeth I is one of the most storied rulers in human history. The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, she assumed the thorne only after the death of her sister Mary. But once in power, she used her education, innate shrewdness and diplomatic skill to lead her nation to glory. Discover how she stabilized the economy, won the love and support of her people, and played an endless string of royal suitors to her political advantage
Lost & found by Brooke Davis( Recording )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millie is seven years old and was abandoned by her mother. Agatha is eighty-two and has not left her house since she was widowed seven years ago. Karl, eighty-seven, is widowed and has been committed to a nursing home. In a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes. Brought together, the three embark upon a road trip to find Millie's mother. Together they discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that feeling sad once in a while might be the key to happiness
The children's book : [a novel] by A. S Byatt( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive Wellwood is a famous writer, interviewed with her children at her side. For each of them she writes a separate private book. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh they play in a story-book world - but their lives, those of their rich cousins and of their friends are already inscribed with mystery
Silver Bay : a novel by Jojo Moyes( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mike Dormer heads out from London to a small seaside town in Australia to kick-start a hotel development, he expects just another deal. But Silver Bay is not just any seaside town, and the inhabitants of the eccentric ramshackle Silver Bay Hotel--including the enigmatic skipper Liza McCullen--swiftly begin to temper his own shark-like tendencies. He is left wondering who really has the greater right to the bay's waters. As the development begins to take on a momentum of its own, and the effect on the whales that migrate past the bay begins to reveal itself, Mike's and Liza's worlds collide, with dramatic results
His illegal self by Peter Carey( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Che is raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother, the precocious son of radical Harvard students in the sixties. Yearning for his famous outlaw parents, denied all access to television and the news, he takes hope from his long-haired teenage neighbour who predicts 'They will come for you, man. They?ll break you out of here.' Soon Che too is an outlaw, fleeing down subways, abandoning seedy motels at night, as he is pitched into a journey that leads him to a hippy commune in the jungle of tropical Queensland. Here he slowly, bravely, confronts his life, learning that nothing is what it seems
Girl with a pearl earring : and other treasures from the Mauritshuis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautifully filmed documentary that goes in pursuit of answers to the unresolved riddles surrounding this extraordinary piece of art. Holland's distinguished Mauritshuis, is home to the painting and is a stunning jewel of a gallery. Enjoying exclusive access, the film's main focus are the key works housed here. Interpretation of these major treasures offer insights into Vermeer and his most famous work and are interwoven with Vermeer's life story and behind-the-scenes footage
Another woman's daughter by Fiona Sussman( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set against the tumultuous background of apartheid South Africa, a powerful and moving debut about family, sacrifice, and discovering what it means to belong... Celia Mphephu knows her place in the world. A black servant working in the white suburbs of 1960s Johannesburg, she's all too aware of her limitations. Nonetheless, she has found herself a comfortable corner: She has a job, can support her faraway family, and is raising her youngest child, Miriam. But as racial tensions explode, Celia's world shifts. Her employers decide to flee the political turmoil and move to England--and they ask to adopt Miriam and take her with them. Devastated at the prospect of losing her only daughter, yet unable to deny her child a safer and more promising future, Celia agrees, forever defining both their futures. As Celia fights against the shattering violence of her time, Miriam battles the quiet racism of England, struggling to find her place in a land to which she doesn't belong--until the call of her heritage inexorably draws her back to Africa to discover the truth behind her mother's choices and uncover a heartbreaking secret from long ago..." --
Winds of change by Anna Jacobs( Recording )

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

Miranda Fox desperately wants to find the daughter her family took from her when she was young. A legacy from her late father at last promises independence and the opportunity to search for her daughter in England. But her domineering half-brother has been put in charge of her money, and he insists she continue to live quietly and cheaply in Australia. By chance Miranda meets Lou, who is dying from cancer but still living life to the full. He helps restore her self-confidence and she takes the first hesitant steps towards freedom. While searching for her daughter in England, she meets her former lover. Can Miranda make peace with her daughter and also with the man she¡s never stopped loving?
Country plot by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenna's life is perfect--perfect chaos! One lousy Monday, Jenna loses her gorgeous job, her even more gorgeous boyfriend, and her home. In an attempt to put aside her personal woes, Jenna goes to catalogue books for an elderly cousin, Kitty Everest, at her country mansion. Horrified to discover that Kitty may be forced to sell Holtby House, Jenna throws herself into a scheme to save it. But when an attempt is made on her life, Jenna finds herself in a race to save Holtby, Kitty--and herself
No man's island by Susan Sallis( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the news of the death of her ex-husband reaches Binnie, it seems that her tranquil life in the West Country must come to an end. He had left her the island in the beautiful archipelago off the coast of Cornwall where he had spent his childhood. Binnie has to take her family to the island, revisiting it for the first time in years, and work out what to do. Leaving behind the mysterious stranger who had turned up in the village only the day before, Binnie has to embark upon a whole new life
A penny dip : my Black Country girlhood by Meg Hutchinson( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the author's life growing up with her five sisters in Wednesbury during the first half of the twentieth century
Threepenny dreams by Anna Jacobs( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wonderful new saga from this ever popular author Recently widowed, Hannah Firth is still young enough to dream of a new life. When her spiteful daughter-in-law uses her as an unpaid servant, Hannah tries to leave, but she is unaware of the nastiness that Patty's malice will lead to. Nathaniel King's life is ruined when his landlord's son lays waste to his market garden for a prank - and the resulting feud puts Nathaniel's livelihood at stake. Hannah has only a few coins and dreams of a happier future as she tramps the roads and evades pursuit. When she meets Nathaniel, the attraction between them cannot be denied and they join forces. But their enemies have money and powerful allies on their side and will stop at nothing to get rid of them
The trader's gift by Anna Jacobs( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bram Deagan has a thriving trading business, a beautiful wife and a growing family. Since he has a gift for matchmaking and wishes to see his friends Dougal and Mitchell happily married too, he doesn't hesitate to suggest they find wives. In England, Eleanor Prescott has not forgotten the ship's captain who was a true friend to her. Dougal McBride told her to come to him if she was free. When her ailing husband dies, she wonders if she dare return to Western Australia. Will Dougal still want her after nearly a year?
Beyond the sunset by Anna Jacobs( Recording )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Western Australia, the Blake sisters are together again despite what seemed like unsurmountable odds. For Cassandra, the Swan River Colony is a refuge that seems like a miracle after her ordeals. And two of her sisters have fallen in love with their new way of life. But then a messenger arrives from faraway England, and it is the fourth sister, Pandora, who jumps at the chance to make her way back to the Lancashire moors that she misses so badly. The way home, though, will be even harder than the voyage to Australia. And when she reaches Outham, a devious enemy will do anything to prevent her from taking charge of her family's inheritance
A woman of secrets by Amelia Carr( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant, touching and epic tale of lost love, set against the drama and danger of World War Two. 1947. One wet and chilly November afternoon a woman stands at the edge of a lake forced into a heartbreaking choice between her past and her future. 2008. Police diver Martha makes an incredible discovery in a local lake of a package containing a series of lost mementoes which reveal a story of intrigue, betrayal and heartbreak. As the threads of the past and present are drawn together, Martha's world, and that of her family, is changed for ever
Learning to dance by Susan Sallis( Recording )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith is suddenly all alone in the world. Her husband, Jack, has left her: why, she doesn't know. Her two sons are in Australia, and both her mother and her best friend Naomi have recently died. Embarking on a journey to Exmoor to meet artist Robert Haussman Judith finds herself a prey to all sorts of irrational fears
A spoonful of sugar : a nanny's story by Brenda Ashford( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brenda Ashford spent over 60 years working as a Norland nanny. Just like a real-life Mary Poppins, Brenda devoted her life to giving children the best possible start in life. In this book, she brings to life a time when nothing was taken for granted and life itself was in peril on a near-daily basis
The bells of Burracombe by Lilian Harry( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Stella Simmons comes to the Devonshire village of Burracombe to start her teaching career, she is alone in the world. Orphaned as child and brought up in a children's home, she was separated from her sister Muriel and has never been able to trace her. Stella is soon caught up in the life of the village, and especially in the plans for celebrating the Festival of Britain. As headmistress Miss Kemp and vicar Basil Harvey try to keep the peace between villagers who all have their own ideas for the proposed pageant and fair, Stella tries, with the help of artist Luke Ferris, to find her sister. But Luke has his own troubles - notably the relationship he once had with Val Tozer, daughter of a local farmer. Val, in turn, is concerned for her friend Hilary Napier, daughter of the local Squire, who has a difficult decision to make. The Bells of Burracombe begins the story of life in a Devonshire village in the 1950s and shows us a picture of Britain coming to terms with the aftermath of the Second World War and entering a new decade
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