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Purcell, Deirdre

Overview
Works: 71 works in 414 publications in 7 languages and 6,046 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Love stories  Biography  Psychological fiction  Anecdotes  History  Interviews  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator
Classifications: PR6066.U64, 823.914
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Publications about Deirdre Purcell
Publications by Deirdre Purcell
Most widely held works about Deirdre Purcell
 
Most widely held works by Deirdre Purcell
Pearl by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 542 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 )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 531 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 )
26 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Riba and Sophie are childhood friends when Riba's daughter becomes ill their friendship is put to the ultimate test
Tell me your secret by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 464 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
Entertaining Ambrose by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 374 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 356 libraries worldwide
Five o'clock in the morning. The phone rings in Arabella Moraghan's Dublin bedsitter. The call is one she thought she'd never get: a message from the mother who abandoned her and her two siblings nearly forty years ago
Love like hate adore by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Hvad sker der, når én man elsker, anklages for voldtægt? Romanen er Angelas beretning om sit liv med broderen James, som hun har taget sig af som en mor, siden han var baby. Nu er han 19 år gammel og havner som anklaget på forsiderne
A place of stones by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
35 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Een echtpaar waarvan de baby net is overleden, vindt een baby die ze als hun eigen dochterje opvoeden, wat tot problemen leidt als haar broer verliefd op haar wordt
That childhood country by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 1997 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
Falling for a dancer by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Roman om en ung katolsk kvinde i 1937-årets Irland
Sky by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Has anyone here seen larry? by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Reading level: M [purple]
The winter gathering by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 223 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
Jesus and Billy are off to Barcelona by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 196 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..."-cover p. [4]
Francey by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 177 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
Ashes of roses by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Jesus and Billy are off to Barcelona open learning pack by Deirdre Purcell( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Has anyone here seen Larry? open learning pack by Deirdre Purcell( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The time of my life : an autobiography by Gay Byrne( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Tell me your secret by Deirdre Purcell( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 libraries worldwide
In 1944, 16-year-old Violet Shine fell in love. For Violet it was a pure, passionate love that would never die. But to her parents the affair was a shameful episode that must be concluded and concealed. In their austere world, the only solution was to imprison their beautiful young daughter in the tower room of their rambling cliff-top home, Whitecliff. Sixty years later, Claudine Armstrong is involved in the sale of the now derelict Whitecliff. Rumours have long surrounded the house and its former owners; rumours that Claudine has always dismissed as idle gossip. But one visit to the house is all it takes to draw her into Violet's story. At a turning point in her life, Claudine is unsure about her marriage, her career, her future direction. As her world becomes entwined with Violet's, it seems that the secret locked away all those years ago could be the very thing that sets Claudine free
 
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Alternative Names
Deirdre Purcell Irish writer
Purcell, Deirdre
Languages
English (199)
French (28)
Polish (28)
German (20)
Dutch (17)
Irish (2)
Spanish (1)
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