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Brand, Christianna 1907-1988

Works: 149 works in 789 publications in 14 languages and 11,036 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Fiction  Drama  Fantasy films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Musical films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Conceptor, Compiler
Classifications: PR6023.E96, 791.4372
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Publications about Christianna Brand
Publications by Christianna Brand
Publications by Christianna Brand, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Christianna Brand
Most widely held works by Christianna Brand
The collected tales Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand( Book )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,355 libraries worldwide
The incorrigible Brown children, who devour nannies, nurse-maids, and governesses, finally meet their match
Green for danger by Christianna Brand( Book )
83 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 889 libraries worldwide
In a military hospital during the Blitz, a patient dies under the anesthetic and later the presiding nurse is murdered. Inspector Cockrill finds himself with six suspects--three doctors and three nurses--and not a discernible motive among them
Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand( Book )
49 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 614 libraries worldwide
The incorrigible Brown children, who devour nannies, nurse-maids, and governesses, finally meet their match
Nurse Matilda goes to town by Christianna Brand( Book )
24 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 390 libraries worldwide
The adventures of the many Brown children the second time Nurse Matilda comes to take care of them. The mischievous children get better and better while Nurse Matilda becomes less and less ugly
The brides of Aberdar by Christianna Brand( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 337 libraries worldwide
A governess comes to Wales to work in a house with a ghostly pastFor four hundred years, the squires of Aberdar have lorded over this gloomy patch of Wales. In Elizabethan times, the house burst with life, love, and intrigue, as gentlemen schemed endlessly in the shadow of the Virgin Queen & rsquo;s court. But now the house is dark, populated only by two darling twins, their ghastly Belgian aunt, and their father, whose grief for their departed mother is too powerful to bear. Into this grim environment steps Miss Alys Tetterman, a bright young governess with a disfiguring scar and secrets of her own. As she undertakes the education of the girls, she learns there is a long history of twins at Aberdar manor & mdash;and of brides dying young. There is one lesson Miss Tetterman should learn herself: Run
Court of foxes by Christianna Brand( Book )
14 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 324 libraries worldwide
A young widow proves that modesty can be deceptive when she becomes the toast of LondonThe Marchesa goes to the theater accompanied only by her maid. She dresses in pure white, without any jewels or powder to compete with her golden hair and blue eyes. In the London society of King George III, this modesty is enough to cause a sensation. Night after night, every bachelor in London sends her flowers, hoping to win an audience with this mysterious, enigmatic beauty, but none have come close to a seat in her box. None of them guess that the Marchesa wears no jewels because she cannot afford them. None of them know that she is not a Marchesa at all. She is Marigold Brown, a poor girl from Gloucestershire who is about to mount the greatest con London has ever seen & mdash;if falling in love doesn & rsquo;t get in her way
Death in high heels by Christianna Brand( Book )
27 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 279 libraries worldwide
When Scotland Yard's young Mr. Charlesworth calls at Christophe et Cie about a murder, he finds five charming young women--all pretty, all suspects, all ready to obstruct his investigations. He would be hard pressed to say which causes more problems--when there is a second murder, or when he falls in love with the main suspect
Tour de force by Christianna Brand( Book )
26 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 264 libraries worldwide
The sudden death of a member of a British tour group on holiday in the Mediterranean leads vacationing Inspector Cockrill to question the competenc of the local police and launch his own investigation
Cat and mouse by Christianna Brand( Book )
31 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 258 libraries worldwide
A London writer falls into a trap of romance and false identityKatinka Jones spends her days beautifying, trying out the latest ointments, corsets, and creams in order to pass the information on to the thankful readers of Girls Together. When not immersed in a mud bath, she answers advice letters, and none are so compelling as those of Amista, a Welsh girl in love with a modern-day Heathcliff. Amista's dramatic stories and beautiful descriptions of her village spark Tinka's interest. For her next holiday, Tinka travels to Wales, where she finds that beauty-product salesmen aren't the only people who lie. No one in Pentre Trist has heard of Amista, and no one will admit to writing the letters. As she tries to learn the identity of her pen pal, Tinka stumbles into an ancient Welsh mystery. The letters may have been lies, but the danger they described is all too real
Fog of doubt by Christianna Brand( Book )
15 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Few were disappointed when Raoul Vernet was found with his head bashed in, dead in a pool of his own blood. On vacation in England, the Belgian seducer comes to visit Matilda, an old flame from a few years before. She agrees despite suspicions that Vernet has been deploying his legendary charm on another member of the family: young Rosie, who has returned from her Swiss boarding school carrying a child. None of the family members were in the house when Raoul was killed, but all were within a fog-choked London mile. Rosie calls in the brilliant Inspector Cockrill to clear the family's name, but what he finds is a twisted clan of seven people, each as likely to laugh at a murder as commit one
Buffet for unwelcome guests : the best short mysteries of Christianna Brand by Christianna Brand( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Five courses of delectable depravity from mystery's master chefPlaying Othello is hard on any actor, but for the great James Dragon, the role is toxic. During the play's run, he must reenact the horrible crime that took his own wife's life. Every person in the audience thinks that Dragon killed his real-life wife, and when the curtain rises they wonder if tonight will be the night when Othello finally cracks.?After the Event? is just the first in a round of Cockrill cocktails--bracing short fiction starring Christianna Brand's famed Scotland Yard inspector. From there we proceed to bloody entrees, chilling desserts, and a cup of black coffee that will shock you wide awake. Brand's short fiction is more than a sample--it is an all-night banquet that leaves the reader terrified and satisfied as only a good mystery can
Starrbelow by Christianna Brand( Book )
13 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and Finnish and held by 232 libraries worldwide
A young Italian woman travels to eighteenth-century England to wage war on polite society in this sweeping historical saga of mystery, scandal, and romance. Sophia Devigne is a child of Venice, as much a part of the wonderful island city as the canals themselves. If it were up to her, she would never leave, but her family has other ideas. For the sake of her British father's honor, she's being sent to London to make her societal debut. Her father hopes she'll attract a wealthy husband and retire to a life of polite boredom in the English countryside, but beneath Sophia's genteel exterior lurks the wild spirit of Venice, which will thrust her headlong into the scandal of the century. When Sophia wins the hand of the dashing Lord Weyburn, she believes her troubles are over. But his elegant Cotswold estate, Starrbelow, is just another gilded cage. Desperate to be free, she escapes to town'and embarks on a wild debauch that shocks all London. Never again will she call herself Sophia. Now she's Sapphire, and she'll bow to no man. But when her wild indulgences embroil her in a suspicious death, Sapphire is accused of murder, and faces the merciless judgment of the court of public opinion. On trial by society, she will live or die as she always has: unbroken and standing tall. This stirring recreation of eighteenth-century English society combines adventure, murder, and timeless romance. Christianna Brand was one of the masters of classic British mystery fiction, and Starrbelow is one of her greatest works
Suddenly at his residence by Christianna Brand( Book )
34 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Grandfather is found dead in the little Grecian lodge among the rose garden of his estate. Inspector Cockrill has reason to believe that Sir Richard met with an untimely death, and that the evildoer is among the genteel family gathered at the rural manor
Heads you lose by Christianna Brand( Book )
37 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Pigeonsford Estate is playing host to a group of close friends when one of their number, Grace Morland, is found dead in a ditch. The murder is made even more unusual by the fact that Grace was wearing her friend Francesca's hat, the same hat that only the day before she'd claimed she wouldn't be caught dead wearing. Inspector Cockrill has known most of the friends since they were children. They are all from good families and very close to one another; how, then, could one of them be a cold-blooded killer? And if one of them had murdered Grace which one was it and why had they done it?
Naughty children : an anthology by Christianna Brand( Book )
11 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Naughtiness takes many forms, and startles the adults of every culture. In this anthology, the exploits of Tom Sawyer, Penrod, and other American and English characters, most of whom are little known, are excerpted for the reader's delight
Heaven knows who by Christianna Brand( Book )
11 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Story of Jessie M'Intosh McLachlan, who was tried in Glasgow, 1862, for the murder of Jessie M'Pherson Richardson
Death of Jezebel by Christianna Brand( Book )
22 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Ever since she drove her best friend's fiance to kill himself, Isabel Drew has been nicknamed Jezebel. She is domineering, arrogant, vain -- and beautiful enough to get away with it. She is starring as a princess in a medieval pageant when her past catches up to her. On tiny slips of paper, threats appear, promising death to Isabel and those around her. Fearing she may be attacked, she invites the brilliant Inspector Cockrill to keep her safe after the performance. But her precautions come too late. During the first show, Isabel falls from her tower and is dead before she hits the ground. She was strangled, and the room she fell from was locked from the inside -- a crime too daring to be possible. But Inspector Cockrill saw it all, and unraveling the impossible is his specialty
The rose in darkness by Christianna Brand( Book )
13 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 106 libraries worldwide
The three-cornered halo by Christianna Brand( Book )
11 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 87 libraries worldwide
An island republic goes to insane lengths to canonize its most famous residentJuanita di Perli was a young woman when she decided to live the rest of her life on a table-top. She called it God{u2019}s will, but for the order of nuns that sprang up around her, Juanita{u2019}s devotion was a curse. For decades they did the bidding of the holy grouch, and the entire island of San Juan el Pirata sighed with relief when she died. Twenty years later, the islanders fight for Juanita{u2019}s canonization{u2014}not because they liked her, but because a local saint would be a tourist boon. The only thing keeping the island poor is the Archduke, who refuses to ask Rome to consider Juanita for sainthood. His stubbornness may get him dethroned or worse, for nothing will stop his subjects in their pursuit of Juanita{u2019}s holy cause
Nanny McPhee returns by Emma Thompson( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
When Nanny McPhee appears at the farmhouse door of a busy young mother Isabel Green, she discovers that Mrs. Green's children are in an all-out household war with their two spoiled city cousins. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and an elephant that turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to show the children five valuable lessons, the most important of which is how to get along
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controlled identity Ashe, Mary Ann, 1907-1988

controlled identity Thompson, China, 1907-1988

Ashe, Mary Ann 1907-1985
Ashe Mary Ann 1907-1988
Brand, Chr 1907-1988
Brand, Christianna
Christianna Brand britische Schriftstellerin
Christianna Brand britisk skribent
Christianna Brand Brits schrijfster (1907-1988)
Christianna Brand brittisk författare
Christianna Brand écrivaine anglaise
Christianna Brand escritora británica
Christianna Brand scrittrice britannica
Christianna Brand skieuse alpine autrichienne
Lewis, Christianna 1907-
Lewis, Mary Christianna
Lewis, Mary Christianna 1907-1985
Lewis, Mary Christianna 1907-1988
Lewis, Mary Christianna Milne.
Lewis, Mary Christianna Milne 1907-
Lewis, Mary Christianna Milne 1907-1988
Lewis, Mary Christina
Milne, Mary Christianna 1907-1988
Roland, Mary
Roland, Mary 1907-
Roland, Mary 1907-1988
Thompson, China
Thompson, China 1907-
Thompson China 1907-1988
Thomson, China 1907-1985
בראנד, כריסטינה, 1907-1988
ക്രിസ്റ്റ്യാന്ന ബ്രാൻഡ്
브랜드, 크리스티아나 1907-1988
ブランド, クリスチアナ
ブランド, クリスティアナ
English (343)
French (33)
Japanese (31)
German (22)
Dutch (6)
Italian (5)
Polish (5)
Danish (4)
Chinese (4)
Portuguese (2)
Korean (2)
Finnish (2)
Hebrew (1)
Czech (1)
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