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Purcell, Deirdre

Works: 94 works in 482 publications in 8 languages and 5,505 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Fiction)  Christmas fiction  Psychological fiction  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Translator, Narrator
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 )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 485 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 )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Jerry has been caught in a misdemeanour which will mean the end of a successful career, while Tess did not foresee the devastating consquences of her own actions. To add to her distress, her two best friends are likewise shocked. Life had skated along for the three couples and their assorted offspring until last summer, when they all travelled to the heavenly village of Collioure in the south of France
Marble gardens by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 390 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 )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 294 libraries worldwide
May Lanigan's family activities lead to threats of eviction and the seizure of all her possessions. When she finds herself at the centre of a public storm an angel, called Ambrose, moves in. But when a publisher wants May to write her memoirs, Ambrose and May have vanished without trace
Tell me your secret by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 293 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
Children of Eve by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 266 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
The winter gathering by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 255 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
That childhood country by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 248 libraries worldwide
There were two young lovers who met by chance on a blazing summer's afternoon near Drumboola in Ireland. The passion which ignited between them that day became an obsession which would dominate their lives ... for Rose O'Beirne Moffat, sole inheritor of her father's estate, the cruel parting from her first love brought heartache and a lifelong search for happiness. For John Flynn, forced by poverty to emigrate to Canada, nothing would erase the memory of his forbidden Rose. Across two continents and the long sweep of years, love returns to haunt them from their beautiful childhood country
Love like hate adore by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
24 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 244 libraries worldwide
What happens if your brother is accused of rape? Through her narrator, Angela Devine, the author defends against intense media and public pressure on a young male in a date rape case
A place of stones by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
37 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 236 libraries worldwide
An American charter flight crashes off the coast of Ireland, leaving a one-year-old girl as the only survivor. Brought up by a local fisherman, Molly becomes a famous actress, but her past throws up surprises about the man she thinks of as her brother, and the man she calls husband
Falling for a dancer by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
32 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Seduced by the raffish charm of George Gallaher, yet bound by the restrictions of pre-war Ireland, Elizabeth Sullivan is forced to marry another man. Trapped with him in the remote landscape of the Béara peninsula, it is only a matter of time before her sexuality catapults her towards catastrophe, through which, paradoxically, her passion can at last run free. 1994
Sky by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Jesus and Billy are off to Barcelona by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Billy is an ordinary 16 year old who lives in Dublin. Jesus, on the other hand, is a rich boy with lovely manners who travels from Barcelona to live with Billy's family for 3 weeks. The plan is Billy should go back to Barcelona with Jesus
Francey by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 167 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
The husband by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Marian Lescher's steady if predictable life in her native Chicago is upended when she is unexpectedly swept into a love affair with Irishman Daniel Lynch, a star medic renowned for his charismatic personality. Soon she has divorced her husband and, in the throes of newfound passion, finds herself quickly remarried to this extraordinary man. Her new husband has unlocked something in Marian and she feels high on life as never before, even when a darker side to his nature begins to reveal itself. Nothing can prepare her for what is to follow, though, as devastating circumstances lead her on a trail to Daniel's home in Ireland, and in turn back to America, as she tries to come to terms with the enigmatic nature of the man for whom she threw it all away only to discover that nothing was what it seemed. The Husband is a gripping human story of love in its many guises, of losing everything and ultimately in the small Midlands village of Glanmilish of rediscovering the meaning of family
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 77 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 75 libraries worldwide
The Christmas voyage by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
It is Christmas on the Santa Clara cruise liner, and as the old ship sets sail from Barcelona, dramas big and small are unfolding within her graceful confines. There's Kitty Golden, beautiful ex-model and wife of New York financier Saul Abelson, some 25 years her senior. Each has their own reason to be there - but while Saul feels lost in love for his young wife, Kitty has her sights set elsewhere. Dubliner Mary Dunne is on board with no less than eight members of her boisterous Irish family. They're all there to enjoy themselves, but for Mary, the stakes are higher as she has her own private - and nerve-wracking - mission to attend to. "Retired" evangelicals Susie and Jay Tanner cause mumblings to stir with their unorthodox behaviour, but finding out what's behind it proves enchantingly elusive to some observers. Cool-headed novelist Roxy Smith observes it all. Intent on finding the perfect plot for her difficult second novel, she imagines there's no better place for inspiration than upon a cruise liner. And she just might be right
Follow me down to Dublin : the city through the voices of its people by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
In this book, Deirdre Purcell speaks to her fellow citizens who, like her, love their town. In the course of conversation, she hears how her birthplace is viewed and remembered - by writers, actors, shop workers, broadcasters and, most tellingly, ordinary citizens who, with wit and fondness, share far from ordinary reminiscences, tall tales, and visions for their city's future
Falling for a dancer ( visu )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 8 libraries worldwide
In 1930s Ireland, a young pregnant woman is forced to marry an elderly farmer and be banished to a remote peninsula
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Alternative Names
Deirdre Purcell Irish writer
Deirdre Purcell romanschrijfster uit Ierland
Purcell, Deirdre
English (209)
German (29)
French (29)
Polish (28)
Dutch (16)
Swedish (5)
Irish (2)
Spanish (1)
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