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Carter, Miranda 1965-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 74 publications in 4 languages and 4,999 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D517, 940.3112
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Publications about Miranda Carter
Publications by Miranda Carter
Most widely held works by Miranda Carter
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm : three royal cousins and the road to World War I by Miranda Carter( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,525 libraries worldwide
In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Together, they presided over the last years of dynastic Europe and the outbreak of the most destructive war the world had ever seen, a war that set twentieth-century Europe on course to be the most violent continent in the history of the world. Miranda Carter uses the cousins correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell the tragicomic story of a tiny, glittering, solipsistic world that was often preposterously out of kilter with its times, struggling to stay in command of politics and world events as history overtook it. This book is a brilliant and sometimes darkly hilarious portrait of these men: damaged, egotistical Wilhelm; quiet, stubborn Nicholas; and anxious, dutiful George, and their lives, foibles and obsessions, from tantrums to uniforms to stamp collecting. It is also alive with fresh, subtle portraits of other familiar figures: Queen Victoria, grandmother to two of them, grandmother-in-law to the third, whose conservatism and bullying obsession with family left a dangerous legacy; and Edward VII, the playboy arch-vulgarian who turned out to have a remarkable gift for international relations and the theatrics of mass politics. At the same time, Carter weaves through their stories a riveting account of the events that led to World War I, showing how the personal and the political interacted, sometimes to devastating effect. For all three men the war would be a disaster that destroyed forever the illusion of their close family relationships, with any sense of peace and harmony shattered in a final coda of murder, betrayal and abdication
The strangler vine by Miranda Carter( Book )
17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,348 libraries worldwide
"India, 1837. William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery. What starts as a wild goose chase for this unlikely pair--trying to track down a missing writer who lifts the lid on Calcutta society--becomes very much more sinister as Blake and Avery get sucked into the mysterious Thuggee cult and its even more ominous suppression"--Dust jacket flap
Anthony Blunt : his lives by Miranda Carter( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of art historian Sir Anthony Blunt, exploring his private and public personas and how he used his connections within English high society to work as a Soviet spy until he was exposed by Margaret Thatcher in 1979
The three emperors : three cousins, three empires and the road to World War One by Miranda Carter( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Uses the cousins' correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell the tragicomic story of a tiny, glittering, solipsistic world that was often preposterously out of kilter with its times, struggling to stay in command of politics and world events as history overtook it
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm [three royal cousins and the road to World War I] by Miranda Carter( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
In the years before World War I, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Tsar Nicholas II. Carter uses the cousins' correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell their tragicomic stories
The strangler vine a novel by Miranda Carter( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Set in the untamed wilds of nineteenth-century colonial India, a dazzling historical thriller introducing an unforgettable investigative pair. India, 1937: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule
The infidel stain by Miranda Carter( Book )
6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Het speurdersduo Blake en Avery duiken op verzoek van een rijke filantroop de negentiende eeuwse Londense sloppenwijken in om de moorden op drukkers van erotische en politieke lectuur op te lossen
De ondergang van het oude Europa : drie dynastieën, één familie en de weg naar de Eerste Wereldoorlog by Miranda Carter( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van de familiebanden tussen koning George V van Groot-Brittannië, keizer Wilhelm II van Duitsland en tsaar Nicolaas II van Rusland, en de betekenis van die banden bij het uitbreken van de Eerste Wereldoorlog in 1914
Anthony Blunt : el espía de Cambridge by Miranda Carter( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Gentleman espion : les doubles vies d'Anthony Blunt by Miranda Carter( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
His Lives by Miranda Carter( Book )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Start writing: family history by Open University A173/CD1( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This CD contains extracts from interviews with a wide range of people talking about family history
Gender differences in experience with and fear of crime in relation to public transport by Miranda Carter( Article )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Carter, M.J. 1965-
Miranda Carter British writer
Languages
English (70)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (1)
French (1)
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