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Purcell, Deirdre

Overview
Works: 92 works in 446 publications in 7 languages and 5,764 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Anecdotes  History  Interviews  Historical fiction  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author, Translator, Narrator
Classifications: PR6066.U64, 823.914
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Publications about Deirdre Purcell
Publications by Deirdre Purcell
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Most widely held works by Deirdre Purcell
Pearl by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 486 libraries worldwide
In 1920s' rural Ireland, Pearl Somers lives happily with her parents, her sisters Opal and Ruby, and her little brother Willie, in the gate lodge of Kilnashone Castle, where her father is chauffeur to Lord and Lady Areton. But one dreadful night, a series of dramatic events unfold and the lives of all -- elite and ordinary -- are changed forever. Over 40 years later, Pearl has become a successful writer. Yet there is one story she has never told, until her young cousin Catherine confesses a secret of her own that opens a door to Pearl's past -- one she thought had been firmly sealed forever. When Catherine discovers Pearl's story of heartbreak and yearning, she determines to do her best to reconcile past and present. But is it too late for Pearl to find her own happy ending?
Last summer in Arcadia by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 409 libraries worldwide
The tension is palpable as Tess and Jerry Brennan sit in the drawing room of their wonderful house high above the sea, waiting for the police to arrive. Everything they have achieved is in freefall: their family lives, their friendships, their marriage. Tess is facing the consequences of her own actions; Jerry has been caught out in a misdemeanour, a transgression men have made since time began. Adding to Tess's agitation is the knowledge that her two best friends, Rita and Maddy, are facing parallel traumas in their own relationships. Life skated along for the three couples and their assorted offspring until last summer, when they all travelled to the south of France
Marble gardens by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
28 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 398 libraries worldwide
Riba and Sophie are childhood friends when Riba's daughter becomes ill their friendship is put to the ultimate test
Entertaining Ambrose by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Een moeder van zes zonen ervaart diverse drama's in haar leven maar wordt bijgestaan door een engel
Children of Eve by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 318 libraries worldwide
At 5 o'clock one April morning, the phone rings in Arabella Moraghan's bedsitter. The call is from Arizona, from the mother who abandoned her and her two siblings nearly forty years ago in Dublin's Botanic Gardens. They had thought her dead, but she is far from dead and wants to see her children. Within hours they are on a plane to Phoenix airport. Is it too late for Eve to be forgiven by her children. That is a question only they can answer as they and their mother embark on an action-packed, emotional roller-coaster ride along with Dale Genscher who is Arabella's messenger, and the motley of Robinia Meadows where Arabella lives in a trailer camp. After this, everyone's life will have changed beyond recognition
Tell me your secret by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 310 libraries worldwide
In 1944 16 year old Violet Shine fell in love. For Violet is was a pure, passionate love that would never die. But when the affair was discovered by her strict parents, beautiful young Violet found herself imprisoned in the tower of their rambling cliff-top home, Whitecliff
Love like hate adore by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Set in modern Dublin, this is the story of Angela Devine, raising her much younger brother since the death of their drug-addicted mother. Now 19, James has been accused of rape. Angela tries desperately to save him while worrying that she failed to raise him properly. 1997
That childhood country by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 266 libraries worldwide
In het begin van de jaren vijftig wordt een 16-jarig Iers meisje hartstochtelijk verliefd op de zoon van een van haar vaders voormalige pachters
A place of stones by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
34 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Een echtpaar, wier baby net is overleden, vindt een baby die ze als hun eigen dochterje opvoeden, hetgeen tot problemen leidt als haar broer verliefd op haar wordt
The winter gathering by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
It's ten years on from the first winter gathering, when four of Maggie Quinn's closest friends rushed in to spend Christmas with her after her husband walked out just days before. And at Christmas, it doesn't take long for an event to become a tradition. But this Christmas Day, for the first time, there's an addition to the party, in the form of a young, very handsome man. Only one of the women knows what he's doing there, and she's remaining tight-lipped. So begins a new chapter in the lives of the five friends. As the winter moves towards spring, each faces personal hurdles, from family difficulties to illness to the unexpected reappearance of Maggie's ex. Throughout, each proves that friends truly are the family you choose -- and that, ultimately, the magic of Christmas can arrive at any time of year
Falling for a dancer by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Roman om en ung katolsk kvinde i 1937-årets Irland
Has anyone here seen larry? by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Reading level: M [purple]
Sky by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Jesus and Billy are off to Barcelona by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 187 libraries worldwide
"Bill is an average-looking sixteen-year-old who lives in an ordinary Dublin estate on the north side of the city. Jesus, on the other hand, is a beautiful boy with Continental manners, from the poshest part of Barcelona. He travels from Spain to live with Billy's family for three weeks one summer. The plan is that at the end of the holiday, Billy will go back with Jesus on a return visit. However, no one should make plans ..."--Page 4 of cover
Francey by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Un jeune Irlandais, Francey, ressent douloureusement l'absence de son père qui l'a abandonné. Il le retrouve le jour des obsèques de sa femme, une riche Américaine, qui laisse un part de son héritage aux trois fils de son mari. Ce roman agréable et facile, offre de nombreux rebondissements, un zeste d'érotisme, une bonne évocation de l'Irlande
Jesus and Billy are off to Barcelona open learning pack by Deirdre Purcell( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Has anyone here seen Larry? : open learning pack by Deirdre Purcell( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Ashes of roses by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Het geheim van Whitecliff by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Een jonge Ierse vrouw van goede komaf wordt in 1940 zwanger van een jongeman die lager op de sociale ladder staat
Zomer in Arcadia by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Samen met haar man zit een vrouw van middelbare leeftijd in hun mooie landhuis te wachten op de dingen die komen gaan; ze denkt terug aan wat er allemaal de afgelopen tijd is gebeurd en aan haar leven waarin twee vriendinnen een grote rol hebben gespeeld
 
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Alternative Names
Deirdre Purcell Irish writer
Deirdre Purcell romanschrijfster uit Ierland
Purcell, Deirdre
Languages
English (191)
French (29)
Polish (28)
German (20)
Dutch (15)
Swedish (5)
Irish (2)
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