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Gale, Patrick 1962-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 352 publications in 8 languages and 8,375 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Short stories  Romance fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PR6057.A382, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Patrick Gale
Rough music by Patrick Gale( Book )
32 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 772 libraries worldwide
"On his fortieth birthday, Will Pagett receives an unexpected gift: two weeks at a perfect beach house in Cornwall. Seeking some distance from the married man with whom he's having an affair, he invites his aging mother and father to share his holiday, knowing the sun and sea will be a welcome change for them. But the cottage and the stretch of sand before it seem somehow familiar, and memories of a summer long ago begin to surface."--Jacket
Notes from an exhibition by Patrick Gale( Book )
31 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 673 libraries worldwide
When troubled artist Rachel Kelly dies painting obsessively in her attic studio in Penzance, her saintly husband and adult children have more than the usual mess to clear up. She leaves behind an extraordinary and acclaimed body of work - but she also leaves a legacy of secrets and emotional damage it will take months to unravel. A wondrous, monstrous creature, she exerts a power that outlives her. To her children she is both curse and blessing, though they all in one way or another reap her whirlwind, inheriting her waywardness, her power of loving - and her demons. Only their father's Quaker gifts of stillness and resilience give them any chance of withstanding her destructive influence and the suspicion that they came a poor second to the creation of her art
A place called winter by Patrick Gale( Book )
22 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
"A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything. Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for emigration to the newly colonized Canadian prairies. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before. In this exquisite journey of self-discovery, loosely based on a real life family mystery, Patrick Gale has created an epic, intimate human drama, both brutal and breathtaking. It is a novel of secrets, sexuality and, ultimately, of great love."--Page 4 of cover
The whole day through by Patrick Gale( file )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
A forty something woman has been obliged to move in with her elderly mother because she is a committed naturist no conventional care home will admit her. A bittersweet relationship has recently revived with the great love of her student days, he too is a carer. But what or who broke them apart twenty years ago and is it about to happen again?
A perfectly good man by Patrick Gale( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
When 20-year-old Lenny Barnes, paralysed in a rugby accident, commits suicide in the presence of Barnaby Johnson, the much-loved priest of a West Cornwall parish, the tragedy's reverberations open up the fault lines between Barnaby and his nearest and dearest. Their personal stories illuminate Barnaby's ostensibly happy life, and the gulfs of unspoken sadness that separate them all. Across this web of relations scuttles Barnaby's repellent nemesis - a man as wicked as his prey is virtuous
The whole day through by Patrick Gale( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 465 libraries worldwide
A forty something woman has been obliged to move in with her elderly mother because she is a committed naturist no conventional care home will admit her. A bittersweet relationship has recently revived with the great love of her student days, he too is a carer. But what or who broke them apart twenty years ago and is it about to happen again?
Tree surgery for beginners by Patrick Gale( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
A British man who prefers trees to people decides to marry anyway, but his wife leaves him for another. So, tree surgeon Lawrence Frost flies to California to recover among its redwoods
Facing the tank by Patrick Gale( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
En midaldrende amerikansk forsker kommer til den lille engelske domkirkeby Barrowcester, hvor der foregår mange mærkelige ting
Little bits of baby by Patrick Gale( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Complicated relationships in modern day London
Gentleman's relish by Patrick Gale( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Love (& loathing) within families are dissected -- a father makes an unexpected discovery about his son which is too hard for him to cope with. A son wreaks revenge through the power of cookery. Three generations of the same family gain freedom through the years in a once-despised caravan
Kansas in August by Patrick Gale( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 307 libraries worldwide
"Hilary is a young, attractive teacher with aspirations to be a tap-dancer. Henry, his elder sister, is a crisp, professional psychologist. The unpredictable and unreliable Rufus, a failed pianist, is their lover - whom neither Hilary nor Henry realise they are sharing. Despite the constant danger of discovery, this unwitting triangle persists, in delicate balance - until, that is, someone new and totally unexpected enters the frame. Having rescued an abandoned baby boy, found soaked and tearful in a subway, Hilary decides, to his own great surprise, to become a surrogate parent."--Amazon.com book description
The aerodynamics of pork by Patrick Gale( Book )
20 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in English and French and held by 299 libraries worldwide
WPC Mo Faithe is overcome with lust while investigating a series of violent attacks on newspaper astrologers. Meanwhile in Cornwall, the Peakes are conducting their annual music festival, the cue for their two 'children' -- Seth, a young violin prodigy, and Venetia, a highly-strung scholar -- to embark upon a voyage of self-discovery. As Seth sets out in hot pursuit of unconventional romance on the cliff-tops, the virginal Venetia displays every symptom of an immaculate conception
Ease by Patrick Gale( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
A world-weary playwright takes on a fake name and a sleazy apartment-and learns to live again-in this charming novel from bestselling author Patrick Gale. Success came quick to Domina Tey. An award-winning playwright, Domina was famous before she finished university, and life has been easy ever since. Twenty years later, she churns out plays in the beautiful house she shares with her longtime lover, a novelist whose books are unreadable and whose sense of romance died long ago. Worst of all, Domina's muse has deserted her, and so she decides to go slumming for as long as it takes to get her life back on track. She takes a bedsit in Bayswater, one of London's seedier districts, with the hope that privacy will finally allow her to get some real work done. But she's barely written a page before she finds herself getting involved with her fellow tenants: a wannabe actress, a gay French lothario, and a devout member of the local Greek Orthodox Church. They show Domina a side of life she's never seen before, and she quickly learns that before she can start writing again, she will have to live. This sparkling second novel from Patrick Gale shows the wit, good humor, and deep understanding of human emotions that made him a rising star of literary London. As insightful as it is funny, Ease will make you want to pack a suitcase and find a bedsit of your very own
A sweet obscurity by Patrick Gale( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 236 libraries worldwide
An examination of the steps to which we will go to seek protection and security in others. Returning to haunted Cornish landscapes familiar from other Gale novels, it is the story of individuals in search of a family
The facts of life by Patrick Gale( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Three generations of a British family struggle through war, intolerance, infidelity, and illness in this "extraordinary blockbuster" (Time Out London). In the Roundel, an odd, secluded, eight-sided house in the English countryside, Edward Pepper and Sally Banks build a life. Hoping they've left hardship behind-they met when Sally, a doctor, treated Edward for tuberculosis after he escaped from Nazi Germany to England-they raise a family together. The German-Jewish composer has his devoted wife's support-though he is sidetracked by the temptations of the movie industry. But for Edward and Sally, their children, and their children's children, tragedy and joy will always go hand-in-hand, as they maneuver through a world of often bitter and brutal realities. And as the decades pass, a family shaped in equal measure by love and human failing will find itself sorely tested by mistrust, tyranny, misunderstanding, and an AIDS diagnosis. It will take more than the strength they found in their wartime romance to fight the battles of everyday life. The critically acclaimed novels of Patrick Gale have been compared to the writings of literary giants from Iris Murdoch to Gabriel Garcia MArquez. Powerful, moving, and magnificent, this multigenerational family saga is one of Gale's most compassionate and memorable works, a truly masterful fiction that Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City, calls "achingly true and beautiful."
The cat sanctuary by Patrick Gale( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
A powerful and moving novel in which Patrick Gale casts a compassionate yet satirically sharp eye over the pains and abuses inflicted by families, friends and lovers
Friendly fire by Patrick Gale( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Sophie is a self-contained, 14 year-old exceptionally bright child who has no known parents and has spent all her life in a children's home. Her life is transformed when she wins a scholarship to Tatham's,a kind of Oxbridge university for teenagers,but this is only the start of an education as much emotional as intellectual. She falls hopelessly in love with Lucas, adored gay son of a wealthy Jewish family and, through him, is drawn into a tangle of betrayed friendship and forbidden passions that ends in tragedy and disgrace. But school is only half the story. Spanning the years 1975 to 1979 the chapters alternate between terms and holidays, between Sophie's dogged pursuit of the glittering prizes and her slow, painful discovery of who she is and where she belongs. Through other people's families, and especially other people's mothers, she learns as much about the mysterious laws of class and love as she learns from her teachers about the Latin and Greek that will prove her passport to security
Armistead Maupin by Patrick Gale( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
An intimate biography of the gay icon whose Tales of the City novels changed America's understanding of LGBT culture during the 1970s and AIDS-afflicted 1980s. Step into Armistead Maupin's house, and you will be greeted by a strapping young gardener, a wave of marijuana smoke, and the most gracious host in the world. When he isn't flitting from protests to orgies, Maupin is a natural storyteller, and San Francisco is his favorite subject. Pull up a chair and prepare to be swept away on a wave of wit, gossip, and the most outrageous sexual anecdotes you've ever heard. His house seems like a scene out of his legendary Tales of the City, and that's no accident: Every moment of his groundbreaking series was drawn, one way or another, from Maupin's remarkable life, from a middle-class upbringing in North Carolina to a stint in the navy during Vietnam. Maupin landed in San Francisco just in time to chronicle the gay rights revolution that was sweeping the city and the country as a whole, and from the moment his Tales were first serialized, that city was never the same. This is an intimate biography, written by Maupin's longtime friend, Patrick Gale. From his fling with Rock Hudson to the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, Maupin saw it all-and lived to tell the tale
 
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Gale, Patrick
Patrick Gale British novelist
Patrick Gale Brits romanschrijver
Patrick Gale escritor británico
ゲイル, パトリック
Languages
English (265)
French (10)
Polish (5)
Dutch (4)
Spanish (3)
Chinese (2)
Japanese (1)
Hebrew (1)
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