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Brayfield, Celia

Overview
Works: 42 works in 241 publications in 11 languages and 4,472 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Travel writing 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.R3564, 823.914
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Publications about Celia Brayfield
Publications by Celia Brayfield
Most widely held works about Celia Brayfield
 
Most widely held works by Celia Brayfield
Pearls : a novel by Celia Brayfield( Book )
52 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,135 libraries worldwide
Beautiful Catherine Bourton, a powerful executive, her sister Monty, a rock star, and the mysterious Princess Ayesha, begin a journey into a tangled past as they try to discover the secret of two priceless pearls
The princess by Celia Brayfield( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Three women from different backgrounds who meet and become friends in the cloistered atmosphere of Cambridge enter the exclusive world of modern British royalty when they become rivals for the heart of Prince Richard, Duke of Sussex--Novelist
Wild weekend by Celia Brayfield( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Oliver Hardcastle scrapes an existence as an organic farmer. Miranda Marlow is a high-earning international town-planner. They may live in the same country but their values and lifestyles are so far apart they could have come from different solar systems. All they have in common is a string of disastrous relationships. Little wonder they have never met. Until one weekend in Suffolk when Miranda and her mother Clare, recently appointed Under-Secretary for Agriculture, are directed to the Manor believing it to be a country house hotel. It is in fact the private home of Ollie's mother, Bel Hardcastle, and a constant drain on her dwindling inheritance. Ollie immediately sees the opportunity to have a litte fun and make a bit of money - and the Marlows' luxury weekend turns into three days of hell at Manor House Hotel. Disasters strike, sparks fly and Miranda and Ollie loathe each other with something very close to passion
Heartswap by Celia Brayfield( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Georgie and Flora are both getting married. Friends who've been separated for three years while Georgie worked abroad, they meet again a few weeks before their weddings. Everything should be perfect but after a long evening drinking, a problem is identified - they don't trust their boyfriends
Sunset by Celia Brayfield( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and German and held by 234 libraries worldwide
A man is murdered on Los Alcazares and Kim must decide whom to trust, her lover or best friend
Bestseller : secrets of successful writing by Celia Brayfield( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Discusses the technique of writing popular novels
Harvest by Celia Brayfield( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Three women, and the men who love them, are victims of a serial adulterer: Michael Knight. But this year, the crop of pain and anguish which Michael has sown will be harvested
Getting home by Celia Brayfield( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
There is only one rule in a suburb - never trust your neighbours. Westwick, the ultimate suburb. Nothing ever happens in Westwick; that's why people live there. Nice people, like Stephanie Sands. Loving husband, adorable son, dream job and a beautiful garden - life is just about perfect for Stephanie until the day her husband is kidnapped. Big mistake, losing your husband in the suburbs. The neighbours turn nasty. The TV totty sees Stephanie as a media victim and the totty's husband sees Stephanie as 'lonely' - codeword for desperate. Stephanie discovers that she isn't the kind of woman to take this lying down. Suddenly it's a jungle out there - adultery, blackmail, sleaze in high places and lust on the lawns, until Westwick scrambles the helicopters and takes to the streets with an army of eco-warriors in the hilarious live-TV climax. 'Deliciously comic - lightening flashes of wit and scalpel-sharp observation.' Daily Mail 'With a sharp wit and snappy dialogue Brayfield has produced a very funny, cleverly plotted novel that displays Fay Weldon's understanding of the pleasure to be derived from seeing the bad get their just desserts' Daily Telegraph
The prince by Celia Brayfield( Book )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 173 libraries worldwide
White ice by Celia Brayfield( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Prima ballerina Lydia Kusminskaya, whose talents saved her from starvation in imperial St Petersburg, trusted her beauty to secure her place in the gilded cocoon of the court - unaware of the cataclysm about to destroy it, and her hopes. Eighty years later, in London, the legacy of Lydia's beauty snares a woman and two men in the trap of their own obsessions: Alexander Wolfe, the desirable American who worships women and glamour; formidable businesswoman Bianca Berrisford, who believes beauty always has its price; and Lovat Whitburn, her bitter ex-husband, for whom beauty, once an ideal, is now a weapon. Now the three are chained to Lydia and each other in a lethal struggle for wealth, love and, above all, power. But the illusion of beauty which betrayed Lydia is lying in wait for them, too . . . 'A breathtaking achievement' Woman's Own 'Ms Brayfield knows what she is doing . . . her women sound and act like real women' Anthony Burgess in the Independent 'A wonderfully written novel about men, women and a burning obsession' Me
Mister Fabulous and friends by Celia Brayfield( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Funny, sad, moving, hilarious - a social comedy that touches the heart of modern middle England. What do you do when the kids you work with have never heard of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and your mates think "Lady in Red" is really quite a good song? For Percy George Hodsoll, the answer was easy. You drive your motorbike over the central reservation and go out in a blaze of glory. George leaves behind four members of his classic R & B band: Micky, star commercials director who has a career on borrowed time; Rhys, conscientious doctor, in love with Mickey's wife; big-hearted Andy is married with kids but has a dangerously sexy new neighbour; Sam, the egotist supreme, is leaving home for a woman who thinks she's an Egyptian goddess. Men for whom life, love and masculinity has caught them up and then passed them by. It's time to move on, but where to?
They were sisters by Dorothy Whipple( Book )
2 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
The main theme of They Were Sisters (1943) is that three sisters' choice of husband dictates whether they have homes, and whether, in their homes, they will be allowed to flourish, be tamed or repressed. We see three different choices and three different husbands: the best-friend, soul-mate husband of the one sister, who brings her great joy; the would-be companionable husband of another, who over-indulges and finally bores her; and the bullying husband who turns a high-spirited, naive young girl into a deeply unhappy woman
Arts reviews : and how to write them by Celia Brayfield( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Whether your passion is film, music, books, visual arts, or the stage, you can get closer to it as a reviewer and establish a career in one of the most influential roles open to a writer. A great review can be read by millions, and writing it calls for a high degree of skill. Based on a lifelong passion, packed into a few hundred words, and often written in less than an hour, a review makes heavy demands on a writer's technique and experience. This book explains how to seize readers' attention and how to be witty always, fascinating most of the time, and bitchy when you need to be. Reviews fro
Glitter : the truth about fame by Celia Brayfield( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Through the loop by Celia Brayfield( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Mr Fabulous and friends by Celia Brayfield( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Wild weekend by Celia Brayfield( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Oliver Hardcastle scrapes an existence as an organic farmer. Miranda Marlow is a high-earning international town-planner. They meet one weekend when Miranda arrives at Ollie's private home, believing it to be a country house hotel
The body show book : a complete exercise programme for everyone by Yvonne Ocampo( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Sunset by Celia Brayfield( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Deep France : a writer's year in the Bearn by Celia Brayfield( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Novelist Celia Brayfield had never lived more than a taxi ride from Soho, until one day she decided to take a year off. With the computer and the cats in the back of the car, and the blessing of her student daughter, she drove South until the dawn came up in the Bearn, the most romantic, remote and rustic region of France. Deep France is the diary of a writer's year in a tiny French village, trying to meet her deadlines when a good thunderstorm could blow out the computer and there were always artichokes to pick. It's a walk in the swashbuckling footsteps of The Three Musketeers and King Henri IV, full of funny and perceptive anecdotes about the year in which France had to face the euro, the World Cup and Le Pen's presidential campaign
 
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Alternative Names
Brayfield, Celia Frances.
Celia Brayfield English author, journalist and cultural commentator
Languages
English (138)
French (14)
Polish (11)
Italian (10)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (9)
Spanish (9)
German (8)
Danish (2)
Swedish (1)
Hebrew (1)
Finnish (1)
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