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Porter, Davina

Works: 399 works in 1,660 publications in 1 language and 90,643 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Children's audiobooks  Drama  Historical fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR6063.C326,
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Publications about Davina Porter
Publications by Davina Porter
Most widely held works by Davina Porter
The right attitude to rain by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,902 libraries worldwide
Isabel Dalhousie's life is thrown for a few loops when her cousin Mimi arrives from Dallas with her husband Joe. Through Mimi and Joe, Isabel meets Texas hotshot Tom Bruce, who is about to marry someone Isabel suspects of gold-digging. Further complicating matters, Tom seems to have an unusual level of interest in Isabel. Meanwhile, Isabel has her own feelings to deal with--not to mention those of her beloved niece, Cat, whose romantic interest may not be up to snuff
Friends, lovers, chocolate [an Isabel Dalhousie mystery] by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,860 libraries worldwide
"When her niece Cat travels to a wedding in Italy, Isabel agrees to fill in at Cat's delicatessen. She takes notice of a customer named Ian, who is avoiding chocolate-- doctors say it's bad for the new heart he recently received. Ian is haunted by memories he can't quite place, prompting Isabel to wonder if his new heart may be the cause. Always keenly interested in matters of the heart, Isabel investigates and discovers some rather surprising truths"--Container
The Sunday philosophy club by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,858 libraries worldwide
Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher by training, and an amateur sleuth by choice. When a young man falls from a balcony to his death, Isabel does not believe it was an accident. Plunging deep into the shady business community of Edinburgh, she is determined to root out the truth
An echo in the bone [a novel] by Diana Gabaldon( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But fighting for the eventual winner is no guarantee of safety. And worse still, the possibility of pointing a weapon at his own son--a young officer in the British army--haunts Jamie's every thought
The careful use of compliments by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,495 libraries worldwide
Ousted as editor of the "Review of Applied Ethics", Isabel thankfully has ner newborn son to keep her occupied. What's more, Charlie's adoring father Jamie has offered the most intriguing proposal of all--marriage. But before she can settle into a quiet, domestic existence, Isabel becomes entangled in an art world mystery. At an auction, two paintings attributed to a deceased artist hit the market at the same time, and both paintings have unusual elements--such as the appearance of a person the painter could only have known after his supposed date of death. Could the works be forgeries? Or for that matter, might the artist still be alive?
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,480 libraries worldwide
Presents the working out of the parallel moral and religious dilemmas of Anna Karenina with her soldier-lover, Vronsky, and Konstantin Levin with his young, very loving wife, Kitty
The comforts of a muddy Saturday by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,476 libraries worldwide
After a patient dies accidentally, an impeccably credentialed doctor is accused of fraudulent involvement with a new drug. Isabel launches an investigation, concerned that a good man's reputation will be ruined. Could the doctor be taking the fall for someone else's mistake? Or did a nefarious pharmaceutical company put its lofty ambitions ahead of safety?
The lost art of gratitude an Isabel Dalhousie novel by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,352 libraries worldwide
When the ever ethical Isabel Dalhousie bumps into Minty Auchterlonie for the first time in years, she is skeptical (again) of Minty's integrity. But Minty mentions the bank where she works is having internal troubles, and Isabel must determine, once and for all, if Minty can be trusted
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,294 libraries worldwide
In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon in Inverness, Scotland. Their blissful reunion us shattered when she touches a boulder in an ancient stone ruin and is instantly transported to 1743, a time when Scotland was torn by war and raiding border clans. Instantly she is swept up in a skirmish between English soldiers and a band of Scottish highlanders and the next thing she knows, she's married to a young Scotsman named Jamie Fraser. Will Claire find her way back to her own time, or is her destiny forever linked with Clan MacKenzie and the gallant Jamie Fraser?
The charming quirks of others by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
This Isabel Dalhousie tale finds the ethical philosopher doing background checks on several candidates for the same job. In the process, Isabel learns quite a bit about herself, as well
Believing the lie by Elizabeth George( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,217 libraries worldwide
In this novel, Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( file )
12 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
Emma Bovary, bored by her provincial life, is drawn to a more sophisticated world that will demand a terrible price
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( file )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
Innocent Tess Durbeyfield's maidenhood is stolen by the dishonorable Alex d'Urberville and yet she is able to find true love with Angel Clare; their happiness is later shattered, for when her past is revealed, Clare rejects her love until it is too late
Just one evil act by Elizabeth George( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can't really help--Azhar had never married Angelina, and his name isn't on Hadiyyah's, their daughter's, birth certificate. He has no legal claim. Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold
Dragonfly in amber by Diana Gabaldon( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
In eighteenth-century Scotland, Claire Randall and her raven-haired daughter, Brianna, return to the majestic hills where Claire recalls the love of her life--gallant warrior James Fraser
Death of a snob by M. C Beaton( file )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,028 libraries worldwide
While recovering from the flu at a health farm on the Scottish isle of Eileencraig, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth gets involved in solving a murder
Death of a travelling man by M. C Beaton( file )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
When a suspicious gypsy and his girlfriend park their van in the midst of Lochdub, it's not long before the crime rate begins to soar. Although none of the villagers wants to give him any information, Police Constable Hamish MacBeth must solve a case that is truly bizarre
Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll( file )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 945 libraries worldwide
A story about young Alice, who follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole
Written in my own heart's blood : a novel by Diana Gabaldon( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
"1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington's troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie's wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland, or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family's secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy-- never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself"--Container
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 909 libraries worldwide
Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind. It has been 20 years since she and Jamie were forced to separate. Can she risk everything, maybe even her life, on a gamble that their love has withstood the long, rigorous test of time?
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