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McCaddon, Wanda

Works: 233 works in 960 publications in 1 language and 16,008 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Children's audiobooks  Satire  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author, Actor, Other, Director
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wanda McCaddon
The secret scripture by Sebastian Barry( Recording )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roseanne McNulty, once one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland, is now an elderly patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. As her hundredth year draws near, she decides to record the events of her life, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards. Meanwhile, the hospital is preparing to close and is evaluating its patients to determine whether they can return to society. Dr. Grene, Roseanne's caretaker, takes a special interest in her case. In his research, he discovers a document written by a local priest that tells a very different story of Roseanne's life than what she recalls. As doctor and patient attempt to understand each other, they begin to uncover long-buried secrets about themselves
Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle by Fiona Carnarvon( Recording )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS show, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Lady Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a young age, her dowry serving as a crucial link in the effort to preserve the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home. Throwing open the doors of Highclere Castle to tend to the wounded of World War I, Lady Almina distinguished herself as a brave and remarkable woman
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Recording )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood set their sights on men who will perfectly match their disparate personalities, with unexpected results
On Canaan's side by Sebastian Barry( Recording )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced to flee from Ireland and the wrath of the IRA, Lilly Bere and her teenage son start anew in America. However, tragedy strikes when her fiance is murdered in Chicago and, years later, her husband mysteriously vanishes from their Washington, DC home. After settling in Bridgehampton, her son Ed disappears after returning home from Vietnam, prompting Mr. Nolan, a family friend, to locate him. However, Nolan returns with Bill, Ed's young son, who Lilly raises as her own
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë( Recording )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of love turning in on itself and the violence and misery that result from thwarted longing
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Recording )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer, who has a terrible secret
Cleopatra's daughter : a novel by Michelle Moran( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale inspired by the lives of the children of Cleopatra and Marc Antony finds Selene, her twin Alexander, and their younger brother Ptolemy sent to Rome to be raised by a formidable family rival after the deaths of their parents
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Recording )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary, unloved and selfish, finds friendship and happiness helping her neurotic, invalid cousin become strong and healthy. Nature's powerful magic touches both children as they toil to revive their secret garden
Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deliciously satirical attack on a money-mad society, Vanity Fair, which first appeared in 1847, is an immensely moral novel, and an immensely witty one. Vanity Fair features two heroines: the faithful, loyal Amelia Sedley, and the beautiful and scheming social climber Becky Sharp. It also engages a huge cast of wonderful supporting characters as the novel spins from Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies to affairs of love and war on the Continent to liaisons in the dazzling ballrooms of London. William Makepeace Thackeray's forte is the bon mot, and it is amply exercised in a novel filled with memorably wicked lines. Lengthy and leisurely in pace, the novel follows the adventures of Becky and Amelia as their fortunes rise and fall, creating a tale both picaresque and risque. Thackeray mercilessly skewers his society, especially the upper class, poking fun at their shallow values and pointedly jabbing at their hypocritical "morals." His weapons, however, are not fire and brimstone but an unerring eye for the absurd and a genius for observing the foibles of his age. An enduring classic, this great novel is a brilliant study in duplicity and hypocrisy-and a mirror with which to view our own times
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Recording )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its sharply satiric opening sentence, Mansfield Park deals with money and marriage, and how strongly they affect each other. Shy, fragile Fanny Price is the consummate "poor relation." Sent to live with her wealthy uncle Thomas, she clashes with his spoiled, selfish daughters and falls in love with his son. Their lives are further complicated by the arrival of a pair of witty, sophisticated Londoners, whose flair for flirtation collides with the quiet, conservative country ways of Mansfield Park. Written several years after the early manuscripts that eventually became Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park retains Jane Austen's familiar compassion and humor but offers a far more complex exploration of moral choices and their emotional consequences
A train in winter : [a story of resistance, friendship, and survival] by Caroline Moorehead( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline Moorehead draws on interviews with these women and their families. German, French, and Polish archives, and World War II resistance organization documents to uncover a dark chapter of history that offers an inspiring portrait of ordinary people, of bravery and survival, and of the remarkable, enduring power of female friendship
Mrs. Robinson's disgrace : the private diary of a Victorian lady by Kate Summerscale( Recording )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The longings of a frustrated wife collide with a society clinging to rigid ideas about sanity, the boundaries of privacy, the institution of marriage, and female sexuality
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful and charming, Anna lives in a splendid world of her own making. She smokes, rides horseback, plays tennis, takes opium, practices birth control, and--although she is already married--falls in love with a handsome army officer. Anna's life is played out against a backdrop of dazzling balls and the vastness of Russia's landscape
Emma by Jane Austen( Recording )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most perfect of Jane Austen's perfect novels begins with twenty-one-year-old Emma Woodhouse comfortably dominating the social order in the village of Highbury, convinced that she has both the understanding and the right to manage other people's lives - for their own good, of course. Her well-meant interfering centers on the aloof Jane Fairfax, the dangerously attractive Frank Churchill, the foolish if appealing Harriet Smith, and the ambitious young vicar Mr. Elton--and ends with her complacency shattered, her mind awakened to some of life's more intractable dilemmas, and her happiness assured
Lady Macbeth : a novel by Susan King( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Gruadh, called Rue, is the last female descendant of Scotland's most royal line. Married to a northern lord, she is widowed while still carrying his child and forced to marry his murderer: a rising warlord named Macbeth. Encountering danger from Vikings, Saxons, and treacherous Scots, Rue comes to respect the man she once despised--then realizes that Macbeth's complex ambitions extend beyond the borders of the vast northern region. Among powerful warlords and their steel-games, only Macbeth can unite Scotland--and his wife's royal blood is the key to his ultimate success
The seamstress : a memoir of survival by Sara Tuvel Bernstein( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up, Sara (Seren) Tuvel was the smartest, most ambitious girl in her Romanian mountain village. When she won and accepted a scholarship to a Gentiles-only Gymnasium, she was forced to make a decision that would change her path forever. At thirteen, faced with a teacher's anti-Semitism, Seren walked out of her classroom and into a new existence. She became the apprentice to a seamstress, and her skill with needle and thread enabled her again and again to patch the fraying pieces of her life. As the Nazis encircled the country and bombs rained down, Seren stitched her way to survival, scraping together enough money to provide for her family. When she, her younger sister Esther, and two friends were sent to the Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany, the four girls became one another's shelter
The sisters who would be queen : [Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey, a Tudor tragedy] by Leanda De Lisle( Recording )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Lady Jane Grey while offering insight into the parallel experiences of her sisters and the broader Grey family, detailing Jane's short reign and the royal bloodline that exposed all three to the enmity of Elizabeth I
The lives of the kings and queens of England by Antonia Fraser( Recording )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This magnificent story of 1,000 years of English history is told through the lives and deeds of the Kings and Queens, from the Normans to the Windsors. Understand how the power of the crown has changed with the times and according to the character and ability of each monarch. Eight special contributors use the wealth of their expertise to succinctly capture the fascinating spectrum of royal life. Revised in 1998, this edition offers expanded coverage of the House of Windsor including events that have greatly affected the Royal Family
A room with a view by E. M Forster( Recording )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-reared Edwardian girl is lead into impropriety, confusion and passion on her first visit to Florence
The duchess by Amanda Foreman( Recording )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amanda Foreman, a Londoner, freelance journalist, and Oxford graduate, presents the captivating story of Lady Georgiana Spencer, the Duchess of Devonshire. In 1774, Georgiana married wealthy aristocrat and fifth duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish. The marriage spoiled immediately, and Georgiana, noted for her style and political involvement, yet limited as a woman by law, dealt with her adulterous and cold husband through secret substance and gambling addictions as well as illicit romances
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The secret scripture
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Sense and sensibilityOn Canaan's sideWuthering HeightsJane EyreCleopatra's daughter : a novelThe secret gardenVanity fairMansfield Park