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Edwards, Ruth Dudley

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Works: 71 works in 403 publications in 1 language and 15,387 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories  Maps  Biography  Periodicals  Satire  Humorous stories  Atlases 
Roles: Honoree
Classifications: PR6055.D98, 823.914
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Publications about Ruth Dudley Edwards
Publications by Ruth Dudley Edwards
Most widely held works by Ruth Dudley Edwards
An atlas of Irish history by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Map )
45 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,803 libraries worldwide
"Combining more than a hundred maps, charts and graphs with a narrative packed with key facts and analysis, An Atlas of Irish History provides coverage of the main political, military, economic, religious and social changes that have occurred in Ireland and among the Irish abroad over the past two millennia." "This third edition has been comprehensively revised, updated and significantly expanded to include an account of the startling changes that have occurred in Ireland and among its emigrants in the last few decades - from the impact of the Celtic Tiger to the peace process." "An Atlas of Irish History is an invaluable resource for students of Irish history and politics and the general reader alike."--BOOK JACKET
Murder in a cathedral by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 963 libraries worldwide
In England, a new fundamentalist dean in Westonbury Cathedral spells doom for the radical gay priests, feminist witches and cult members who have ruled the church for decades. In no time the dean is dead and sleuth Robert Amiss has a case. By the author of Matricide at St. Martha's
Carnage on the committee by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
When the chairperson of the prestigious Knapper-Wharburton Literary Prize dies in suspicious circumstances, Robert Amiss (the token sane member of the judging panel) wastes no time in summoning Baroness "Jack" Troutbeck to step into the chair. With the baroness at the helm, the judges resume the task of whittling away at the short-list. But the killer, too, has resumed work and is whittling away at the judges one by one
Murdering Americans by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 libraries worldwide
Inspired by the film fantasies of 1950s Hollywood, Baroness Troutbeck heads for America to become a visiting professor at an American campus and finds herself investigating the possible murder of the late Provost of Freeman State University
Matricide at St Martha's by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 804 libraries worldwide
In St. Martha's College, Cambridge, rival factions battle over a bequest. One lot wants it spent on fellowships, another on redecoration, a third on a politically-correct ethnics study center. When people start dying, the college calls in Scotland Yard's Jim Milton
Clubbed to death by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 775 libraries worldwide
of things. Hiring on as a club waiter, Amiss finds himself caught up in a bizarre caricature of a club, run by and for debauched geriatrics, with skeletons rattling in every closet. The portraits are of roues, the library houses erotic literature, and the servants are treated like Victorian lackeys - on a good day. Why are there so few members? How are they financed? Will Amiss keep his job - and his cover - despite the enmity of the ferocious, snuff-covered Colonel
Ten lords a-leaping by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
16 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 774 libraries worldwide
The murder of several peers inside the House of Lords leads Baroness Troutbeck and her friend Robert Amiss to a national scandal
The Saint Valentine's Day murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
British civil servant Robert Amiss becomes enmeshed in a complex web of mystery and murder when he attempts to find the individual responsible for sending poisoned chocolates on St. Valentine's Day
Publish and be murdered by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
Sleuth Robert Amiss investigates the murder of the editor of a British news magazine which was in the process of being modernized. A satirical look at journalism
Patrick Pearse : the triumph of failure by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
Killing the emperors by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Lady (Jack) Troutbeck is missing. So too, is Sir Henry Fortune, celebrity curator, and his partner in love and money, louche art dealer Jason Pringle. Panic begins in the London art world when no one can locate Anastasia Holliday, sensational abject artist, Jake Thorogood, the critic who catapulted her into stardom, or Dr Hortense Wilde, notorious for having influenced generations of art students to despise craftsmanship. Spotting that the victims' common link is that their careers blossomed when they whole-heartedly embraced newly-fashionable conceptual art, there is media hysteria. Are they hostages? If so why? Ransom? Revenge? What bewilders the police and her friends is that Baroness Troutbeck is a standard-bearer of conservative values in education and art who recently publicly described admirers of conceptual art as knaves and fools. Can Troutbeck's friends rescue her before her own worst fantasies are turned into reality?
Corridors of death by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
Battered to death with a piece of abstract sculpture titled ?Reconciliation,? Whitehall departmental head Sir Nicholas Clark is claimed by his colleagues to have been a fine and respected public servant cut off in his prime. Bewildered by the labyrinthine bureaucracy of Whitehall, Scotland Yard?s Super-intendent Jim Milton recognizes a potential ally in Clark?s young Private Secretary, Robert Amiss. Milton soon learns from Amiss how Whitehall works: that it can be Machiavellian and potentially homicidal, that Sir Nicholas was obnoxious and widely loathed, that he had spent the weeks before his murder upsetting and antagonizing family and associates, and that his last morning on earth had been spent gleefully observing the success of his plan to embarrass his minister and his department publicly. And they still need to discover who wielded the blunt instrument. This is the first of Ruth Dudley Edwards? witty, iconoclastic but warm-hearted satires about the British Establishment
Corridors of death by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 libraries worldwide
At the close of a top-level meeting in the offices of the British Civil Service, a respected senior civil servant is foudn murdered. Scotland Yard is bewildered, but can an investigation proceed successfully when there really wasn't anyone in Sir Nicholas' private or professional life who DIDN'T want him dead?
The pursuit of reason : the Economist, 1843-1993 by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
The English school of murder by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
Can anyone British teach English as a foreign language? It's murder....Adroit, inspiring, and written with a rare lightness of touch,--The London Times Literary Supplement Believable plotting, a memorable cast of characters, and three--count 'em--three beguiling sleuths in a warm, gently raunchy, crisp, and literate caper.--Kirkus Reviews Amiss is bumblingly appealing and howlingly funny.--The Chicago Sun Times. He's also a civil servant down on his luck and out of a job--and thus ripe for a post as a police spy at the Knightsbridge School. Robert's cover will be to teach English as a foreign language. His mission soon becomes, well, murder....Quirky, highly intelligent, and thoroughly entertaining.... --The Washington Post Book World
The Anglo-Irish murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
Foolishly, the British and Irish governments have chosen the tactless and impatient Baroness Troutbeck to chair a conference on Anglo-Irish cultural sensitivities. She instantly press-gangs Robert Amiss, her young friend and reluctant accomplice, into becoming conference organizer. It is a conference to remember in more ways than one. When a delegate plummets off the battlements, no one, not even the authorities, can decide whether it was by accident or design. The next death poses the same problem and causes warring factions to accuse each other of murder even as the politicians are busily trying to brush everything under the carpet in the name of peace
Victor Gollancz : a biography by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 libraries worldwide
The faithful tribe : an intimate portrait of the loyal institutions by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
"Every summer throughout Northern Ireland, tens of thousands of Protestants parade; wearing bowler hats and collarettes and carrying banners with biblical and historical scenes, they are viewed by outsiders as triumphalist bigots lording it over the minority population. However, to the members of the loyal institutions - Apprentice Boys, Orange Order and Royal Black Preceptory - they are merely commemorating the courage of their forefathers, proudly celebrating hard-won civil and religious freedoms, demonstrating their loyalty to God and the Crown and having an enjoyable day out with their families and friends." "During the last few years, organised opposition to parades has led to violent confrontations: hundreds of journalists and cameramen from around the world arrive at flashpoints like Derry, Drumcree and the Ormeau Road in Belfast to record the violence that could lead to civil war. And almost all outsiders blame the loyal institutions for intransigence and insensitivity in marching where they are not wanted." "Noted author and historian Ruth Dudley Edwards tells their inside story for the first time. A veteran of dozens of parades - peaceful and violent - she has developed close friendships within the institutions that have given her a unique insight into what their members do and think and stand for, while her Dublin Roman Catholic background provides a critical vantage point from which to assess them."--BOOK JACKET
The Anglo-Irish murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
The English school of murder by Ruth Dudley Edwards( file )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Can anyone British teach English as a foreign language? It's murder....Adroit, inspiring, and written with a rare lightness of touch,--The London Times Literary Supplement Believable plotting, a memorable cast of characters, and three--count 'em--three beguiling sleuths in a warm, gently raunchy, crisp, and literate caper.--Kirkus Reviews Amiss is bumblingly appealing and howlingly funny.--The Chicago Sun Times. He's also a civil servant down on his luck and out of a job--and thus ripe for a post as a police spy at the Knightsbridge School. Robert's cover will be to teach English as a foreign language. His mission soon becomes, well, murder....Quirky, highly intelligent, and thoroughly entertaining.... --The Washington Post Book World
 
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Dudley Edwards, Ruth.
Dudley Edwards, Ruth, 1944-
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