Most widely held works by Carole Boyd
The northern clemency by Philip Hensher ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Malcolm Glover disappears the night the Seller family moves to Sheffield. From then on, the families' destinies are forever entwined.
Lovers and liars by Josephine Cox ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
It is 1902. Emily is sixteen and blissfully in love with John, two years her senior. Together they are secretly planning a life, when they are brutally driven apart. Denied a man she loves, and dominated by a brutally possessive uncle, Emily is devastated when she is cruelly taken advantage of. When a child is born, her life is in tatters. And she cannot reveal the identity of the father to anyone, or there will be a terrible price to pay.
Live the dream by Josephine Cox ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Handsome, wealthy and charismatic, Luke Hammond should have the world at his feet. Instead, he is immersed in a double tragedy which has rocked the quiet town of Blackburn. His only respite from his life as owner of Hammonds factory is the time he spends painting. His lonely nature intrigues Amy Atkinson, who is also nursing her own heartache.
Classic women's short stories ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and German and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Five stories from influential women writers of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century. New Zealand-born Katherine Mansfield settled in England where she wrote a series of short stories that are widely recognised as among the finest of the 20th century for their economy, clarity, sensitivity and effect. "The Garden Party" is one of her most famous, while "Daughters of the Late Colonel" shows a wonderful sense of wit.
Lady Susan by Jane Austen ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
The intelligent and beautiful, yet manipulative Lady Susan Vernon, recently widowed, strives for nothing more than to obtain financial security for both herself and her unruly, yet shy daughter Frederica.
Lady's maid by Margaret Forster ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
She was Elizabeth Barrett's lady's maid. But "Wilson" was more than that. She was a confidante, friend and conspirator in Elizabeth's forbidden romance with Robert Browning. Wilson stayed with Elizabeth for sixteen years, through every trial and crisis, and when Wilson's affairs took a dramatic turn she expected the same loyalty from Elizabeth...
Atonement by Ian McEwan ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Three children lost their innocence --as the sweltering summer heat bears down on the hottest day in 1935-- and their lives are changed forever.
The beachcomber by Josephine Cox ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
In 1952, two strangers arrive in West Bay. In this place they both hope to rebuild their lives, yet someone is trying to wreck their search for happiness.
Shakespeare without the boring bits by Humphrey Carpenter ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
A retelling of stories from nine different plays of Shakespeare, including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night.
Memoirs of a geisha by Arthur Golden ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
The story of a young girl's transformation into a geisha. But as World War II erupts and the geisha houses are forced to close, Sayuri must reinvent herself all over again to find a rare kind of freedom on her own terms.
Jinnie by Josephine Cox ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Bad boy Jack by Josephine Cox ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Deserted by the two women in his life, Robert Sullivan is left to raise three-year-old Nancy and her seven-year-old brother Jack. Unable to cope with his feelings of loss and the rebellious behaviour of his young son, Robert is driven to abandon his children to those he sincerely believes can provide them with a better life. However, after a chance encounter with a stranger, he has a change of heart and decides to go back for them. But, on the way there, he is involved in a horrific accident
Journey's end by Josephine Cox ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Somewhere, someday by Josephine Cox ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Kelly had always known Barney would leave, but she could never have envisaged how his leaving would turn her whole world upside down. Alone with her past, she recalls the mother that disowned her, and the time when the family was torn apart. Now, after years of regret, she knows that she must return to her past and lay to rest the ghosts that haunted her.
My East End [memories of life in Cockney London by Gilda O'Neill ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Gilda goes beyond the myths of the East End to reveal a complex and humane story from the past to the present. Bringing us stories of unbelievable hardship, resilience and humour.
Land girls by Angela Huth ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1900 and 1999 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
One night, soon after the Battle of Britain, three very different women find themselves sharing an attic bedroom in the remote Hallows Farm, beginning their spell as land girls. In the unfamiliar setting of English wartime countryside, the girls lay foundations for a friendship that lasts them for life.
Rainbow days by Josephine Cox ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Childhood sweethearts, Silas and Cathleen, plan to start a life together. But a jealous woman is determined to ruin their happiness.
Mary Anne by Daphne Du Maurier ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Mary Anne knew the grinding heel of poverty, and determined it would never grind her again. With beauty, brains and ambition, she chose the only route that could take a cockney girl to the top - as mistress to the Royal Duke of York.
The clematis tree by Ann Widdecombe ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
The journey by Josephine Cox ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 libraries worldwide
When Ben comes to the aid of Lucy Baker and her daughter, he's intrigued by the story behind their visits to the local graveyard. It's an encounter destined to change all their lives forever.
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