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Duncker, Patricia 1951-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 311 publications in 12 languages and 5,516 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Romance fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6054.U477, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Patricia Duncker
 
Most widely held works by Patricia Duncker
The strange case of the composer and his judge by Patricia Duncker( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the vineyards of Southern France to the gabled houses of Lubeck, through cathedrals, opera houses, museums and the cobbled streets of an Alpine village, this literary thriller is a metaphysical mystery of astonishing verve and power
Hallucinating Foucault by Patricia Duncker( Book )

57 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English student is so impressed by a book of philosophy that he travels to France to meet its author, now in an insane asylum. In describing the relationship which grows up between the two men, the novel looks at the bonds that are created between reader and writer, even though they never meet. A first novel
Sophie and the Sibyl : a Victorian romance by Patricia Duncker( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin, September 1872. The Duncker brothers, Max and Wolfgang, own a thriving publishing business in the city. Clever, irresponsible Max is as fond of gambling and brothels as the older, wiser, Wolfgang is of making a profit. When Max's bad habits get out of hand, Wolfgang sends him to Homburg, to attend to a celebrity author--the enigmatic Sibyl, also known as George Eliot. Enthralling and intelligent, she soon has Max bewitched. Yet Wolfgang has an ulterior motive: he wants his brother to consider Countess Sophie von Hahn, daughter of a wealthy family friend, as a potential wife. At first, Max is lured by Sophie's beauty and his affectionate memories of their shared childhood, but she is nothing like the vision of angelic domesticity Max was expecting. Mischievous, willful, and daring, Sophie gambles recklessly and rides horses like a man. Both women have Max in thrall-- one with her youth and passion, the other with her wisdom and fierce intelligence. Out of his depth, Max finds himself precariously balanced between Sophie and the Sibyl. What's more, Sophie worships the great novelist of questionable morals and is determined to meet her. Combining a tale of courtship and seduction with a lively imagining of George Eliot at the end of her boldly conventional life and height of her fame, [this] is both a compelling Victorian novel and a playful meditation on the creation of literature"--Front jacket flap
The doctor : a novel by Patricia Duncker( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a girl raised as a boy in 19th century England
The deadly space between by Patricia Duncker( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toby Hawk is a solitary boy in a family of Amazons. His mother, only fifteen years older than him, is a painter on the brink of commercial success. His great-aunt is a wealthy textile designer; her partner, Liberty, a barrister. Meanwhile, eighteen-year-old Toby's world remains a small, closed round of school, domesticity and surfing the Net at night. But everything changes when his mother takes up with a fascinating but enigmatic scientist, Roehm. Patricia Duncker's gripping novel is a disturbing tale of Oedipal passion. It is also an eerie psychological ghost story in the European tradition, whose sources - Freud, Faust and Frankenstein - haunt the pages
Sisters and strangers : an introduction to contemporary feminist fiction by Patricia Duncker( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1970 the women's movement has produced a rich and varied harvest of feminist fiction. This book introduces the reader to these writers and to the politics and polemic that inform their work
Miss Webster and Chérif by Patricia Duncker( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Webster is a cantankerous spinster pushing 70. Forced out of her old school teaching job, she unleashes her sharp tongue and dogmatic opinions on everyone in the English village of Little Blessington. Then, one cold spring night, sitting on the sofa alone, she grinds to a dead halt. To recover from this mysterious, near-fatal illness her doctor sends her on a journey to a North African country where she ventures into the desert and has a brush with terrorism. But, Miss Webster no longer cares about anything, least of all Islamic politics and suicide bombers. Three weeks after her return, there is a ring on her doorbell. Standing there in the gusty darkness is a young Arab man of astonishing beauty. Worryingly, he is carrying a large suitcase. But who is Cherif? Why is he there and what does he want? Entertaining, intelligent, provocative, Patricia Duncker's new novel is a comedy of errors set in the aftermath of 9/11, in a darkening world moving towards war. This engaging tale about friendship, trust and liberation is full of reversals and surprises, tenderness and humour
Monsieur Shoushana's lemon trees : stories by Patricia Duncker( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen stories with a feminist slant. The story The Crew of M6, is on the war of the sexes, in Aria Nova, a woman has an affair with a total stranger--both stories being set in France--and The Arrival Matters, is on women and magic in the Caribbean
Seven tales of sex and death by Patricia Duncker( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illuminating the dark side of the erotic, these interwoven stories explore obsession, violence, and the thin line between sex and death. Under a Mediterranean sun a man searches for the Temple of Zeus as his wife awaits her stalker; a sex worker at an illegal fetish club contemplates her options; a strike spirals out of control with eerie consequences; and a conflict with noisy neighbors reaches theatrical heights. Driven by lust, greed and revenge, chillingly calm or maddened by rage, Patricia Duncker's characters use every tool at their disposal to get what they want. Unapologetically disturbing and provocative like the B movies that inspired them, Seven Tales of Sex and Death holds up a mirror to humanity at its most flawed, ruthless and seductive"--Page 4 of cover
Writing on the wall : selected essays by Patricia Duncker( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In and out of time : lesbian feminist fiction( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cancer : through the eyes of ten women( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weergave van de persoonlijke ervaringen van tien vrouwen met kanker
The strange case of the composer and his judge by Patricia Duncker( Recording )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Year's Day, 2000. Hunters, in a forest in the Jura, stumble upon a half-circle of dead bodies lying in the snow. A nearby holiday chalet containing children's presents and decorations indicate a seemingly ordinary Christmas. Searching for clues, the judge, Dominique Carpentier and Commissaire Andre Schweigen find a strange leather-bound book, written in mysterious code, containing maps of the stars. The book leads them to the Composer, Friedrich Grosz, who is connected to every one of the dead. And so the pursuit begins. Carpentier and Schweigen are drawn into a world of complex family ties, ancient beliefs and seductive, disturbing music. Carpentier, proud of her ability to expose frauds and charlatans, likes to win - has she met her match in the Composer?
Safe world gone : short stories by women from Wales( Book )

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

The woman who loved cucumbers( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirror mirror : short stories by women from Wales( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Webster and Chérif by Patricia Duncker( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Webster is a cantankerous spinster pushing seventy. Forced out of her school-teaching job, she unleashes her sharp tongue on everyone in the village. Then one cold spring night, sitting on the sofa alone, she grinds to a dead halt. To recover from this mysterious, near-fatal illness, her doctor sends her on a journey to a north African country where she ventures into the desert and has a brush with terrorism. Miss Webster, however, no longer cares about anything, least of all Islamic politics and suicide bombers. Three weeks after her return there is a ring on her doorbell. Standing there in the gusty darkness is a young Arab man of astonishing beauty. Worryingly, he is carrying a large suitcase. But who is Cherif? Why is he here and what does he want?
Le nouveau manuel d'orthographe by Geneviève Pastre( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophie and the Sibyl : a Victorian romance by Patricia Duncker( Recording )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Berlin, Max Duncker and his brother, Wolfgang, own a thriving publishing business, which owes its success to one woman: the Sibyl, or Mary Ann Evans, better known as George Eliot, who is writing the final installment of her bestselling serial Middlemarch. Max is as fond of gambling and brothels as Wolfgang is of making a profit and berating his spendthrift brother
Contains small parts : UEA creative writing anthology 2003( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The doctor : a novel
Alternative Names
Duncker, Patricia

Patricia Duncker auteur uit Jamaica

Patricia Duncker British writer and academic

Patricia Duncker jamaikanische Schriftstellerin

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Hallucinating FoucaultThe doctor : a novelThe deadly space betweenMiss Webster and ChérifMonsieur Shoushana's lemon trees : storiesSeven tales of sex and deathWriting on the wall : selected essaysCancer : through the eyes of ten women