Most widely held works by Hilary Neville
The no. 1 ladies' detective agency by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency consists of one woman - the engaging and sassy Precious Ramotswe who sets up shop in Gaborone, Botswana. A cross between Kinsey Millhone and Miss Marple, this unlikely heroine specialises in missing husbands, wayward daughters, con men and imposters. When she sets out on the trail of a missing child, she is tumbled headlong into some strange situations and not a little danger. McCall weaves together tragedy and humour to create a deliciously memorable and witty tale of human desires and foibles.
In the company of cheerful ladies by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Precious Ramotswe is now married to Mr J.L. Matekoni. The agency is busy and life is good, until Mma Ramotswe's contentment is interrupted by a close encounter between her tiny white van and a bicycle, and by a spectacular disagreement between Mma Makutsi and one of the apprentices at the garage. This apprentice has found a fancy girlfriend who drives a Mercedes-Benz. How can he be rescued from his folly? And as for Mma Makutsi, she has found a dancing class, and a man who may not be able to dance very well, but who admires her greatly ...
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. forty-four Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland¡s most exclusive golf club. There is the pushy Stockbridge mother and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian. Then there is Domenica Macdonald who is that type of Edinburgh lady who sees herself as a citizen of a broader intellectual world.
Espresso tales by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
In Espresso Tales, Alexander McCall Smith returns to Edinburgh and the residents of 44 Scotland Street, with a new set of challenges for each one of them. Bruce, the intolerably vain and perpetually deluded ex-surveyor, is about to embark on a new career as a wine merchant, while his long-suffering flatmate Pat MacGregor finds herself invited to a nudist picnic in the pursuit of true love. Prodigious six-year-old Bertie Pollock wants a boy's life of fishing and rugby, not yoga and pink dungarees, so he plots rebellion against his bossy, crusading mother Irene and his psychotherapist. But when Bertie's longed-for trip to Glasgow with his ineffectual father ends in shady dealings, it looks like Bertie should have been more careful about what he wished for. Tackling issues of trust and honesty, snobbery and hypocrisy, love and loss, all with great lightness of touch, this elegant and funny novel is hugely entertaining.
Tears of the giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
The No. 1 Ladies, Detective Agency introduced the world to the one and only precious Ramotswe - the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detective agency. ...
The Sunday philosophy club by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Edinburgh. Isabell Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, witnesses a young man's fatal fall in a concert hall and becomes convinced that his death is not suicide. Following intuition, Isabel investigates, assisted by a frosty banker, an upright housekeeper, and her niece's rejected boyfriend. Bestseller. 2004 (Isabel Dalhousie ; 1).
The Kalahari typing school for men by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Precious Ramotswe is continuing to run her detective agency from the garage of her fiance, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni. Plans for wedding need to be made - but when, if ever, will they wed?
Mixed blessings by Elvi Rhodes ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Venus Stanton, the vicar of Thurston, finds it hard to balance marriage, motherhood and priestly duties.
Morality for beautiful girls by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Following on from the success of TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE. Mma Ramotswe, daughter of the late Obed Ramotswe, is now the announced fiancee of Mr J.L.B. Matekoni. It is a fine match; she is the founder and owner of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and he is the proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. But Precious Ramotse is not as happy as she should be under the circumstances. The Detective Agency is struggling with its finances and Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is unusually low and neglecting his garage. But with the help of the reliable Mma Makutsi and a few interesting cases, things are sure to get back on course.
Blue shoes and happiness by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Blue Shoes and Happiness brings more adventures for Precious Ramotswe and her fine assistant Mma Makutsi. They encounter a cobra in the office, complaints of faulty blood-pressure readings at the medical clinic, a superstitious group of farm workers, and it looks like Aunty Emang, advice columnist in the local newspaper, may not be what she seems. And there's trouble brewing in Mma Makutsi's personal life - her greedy uncles are demanding an extra-large bride price from her well-to-do fiancT. Money may be able to buy her that fashionable, but uncomfortable, pair of blue shoes, but it won't buy her the happiness that Mma Ramotswe promises can be found in the simpler things in life - in plenty of bush tea and relaxing Botswana skies.
The silver lining by Tessa Barclay ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Little does Karen know when she is offered the job of escorting a small French boy home to Paris that she will be caught up in his life.
The girl who married a lion by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
"Gathered here is a selection of folktales from Zimbabwe and Botswana as retold by the best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. This treasury contains stories previously collected in Children of War and seven new tales from the Setswana-speaking people of Botswana." "A girl discovers that her young husband might actually be a lion in disguise, but not before they have two sons who might actually be cubs. When a child made of wax follows his curiosity into the heat of daylight and melts, his siblings shape him into a bird with feathers made of leaves that enable him to fly into the light... Talking hyenas, milk-giving birds, clever cannibals who nonetheless get their comeuppance, and mysterious forces that reside in the landscape - these fables bring us the wealth, the variety, and the particular magic of traditional African lore."--BOOK JACKET.
A farthing will do by Lilian Harry ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Ruth Purslow, Lizzie Warren and Heather Knight each have their own reasons for greeting the end of the war with mixed feelings. Ruth must face the possibility of losing Sammy, the evacuee boy she has come to love as her own - not to mention the uncertain relationship she has with his father. For Heather, who has enjoyed working the farm in her husband's absence, there is the difficult process of adjusting to a man who believes that his wife's place is in the kitchen. And Lizzie is confronted by the truth about her own strength of will in enduring years of loneliness. For the families of Bridge End and April Grove, the "love and laughter" that had been promised turns to bewilderment, anger and disappointment. But although nothing is quite as they had hoped it would be, each is able to move into a future without war, and learn to live with peace.
The story of you by Julie Myerson ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
A freezing room in a student house, a sagging mattress on the floor, two people kissing passionately. All night.It is to this scene that, 20 years later, Rosy returns obsessively. She has just lost a child in a terrible, careless accident and Tom, her partner, has taken her to Paris to forget about things, to start again.It has snowed in the night and, waking at dawn, Rosy decides to go for a walk. At the hotel desk there's a note for her: "I'm waiting for you X." And there he is - sitting in the corner of a cafT she enters almost at random. They talk. He touches her. She turns away and when she looks again he is gone.Was he there? Had she dreamed him? And why, when he emails her out of the blue two days later, does he write as though they haven't met for 20 years?
The way home by Alexandra Raife ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
It is six years since the three sisters have all been together; even longer since they have all been together at Calder Lodge. The reason for their reunion is the death of their stepmother, Zara - an event that provokes several unwelcome discoveries. The three settle into their usual sibling pattern: Vanessa, the eldest, a domestic perfectionist in the classic maternal role; Jamie, back from her high-powered job in America, the rebel of the family; and Phil, the youngest, accepted as the low achiever, always ready to adore and admire the other two. But the familiar roles conceal inner turmoil. Each sister has a secret that she isn't yet ready to share, a problem she has to solve.
The girl who married a lion by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The Ndebele people of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, from whom these stories originate, are renowned as the proud descendants of the Zulu nation. They are also the possessors of a language rich in beauty and musicality. From animal fables to mysterious forces residing in the landscape, this collection demonstrates the wealth and variety of African folk tales, and the particular magic of Africa's spiritual roots: a sense of unity with the environment. Simple, surprising, cruel and humorous, these beautifully rendered tales show McCall Smith's renowned story-telling skills and his love of Africa, remaining as fresh and vital as in the original idiom.
Creeping ivy by Natasha Cooper ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
The full cupboard of life by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Mma Ramotswe is still engaged to Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni. She wonders when a day for the wedding will be named, but she is anxious to avoid putting too musch pressure on her fiance.
Charlotte Fairlie by D. E Stevenson ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Charlotte Fairlie is a successful, elegant career woman. Still in her 20s, she has landed a job as headmistress of her old school. She is admired and liked by both staff and pupils - but she begins to feel there is something missing in her well-organised life.Then one summer she goes to stay with a young pupil on the remote Scottish Isle of Targ. In the romantic atmosphere of the Highlands, anything can happen - and even the cool, efficient Charlotte surprises herself.
After midnight by Susan Sallis ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Nell knows that she shares a very special past with her cousins, Edmund and Perry. In and around Gloucester they used to play, quarrel and perhaps fall in love a little. When a strange young man arrives in their midst, Nell discovers with a shock that he too shares some of their mysterious past - that old railway coach in the forest where Nell's parents first fell in love. But the forest still holds its secrets, and the uncertainties which Nell and her cousins experience can only be satisfied when the mystery is revealed.
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