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Porter, Davina

Works: 530 works in 2,271 publications in 1 language and 90,660 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Fantasy fiction  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Children's audiobooks  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, nar, Illustrator
Classifications: PR6063.C326, 823.914
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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 )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,812 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
The Sunday philosophy club by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,770 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 )
28 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,699 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
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,463 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 careful use of compliments by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,443 libraries worldwide
Philosopher and amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is about to find her Edinburgh home life profoundly altered by the birth of her baby. Cat, Isabel's niece, has her reasons for not feeling warmly disposed towards the new arrival. Isabel is nevertheless, as her profession dictates, philosophical about such difficulties
The comforts of a muddy Saturday by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,428 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?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,414 libraries worldwide
In 1945, a former combat nurse, back from the war and on her honeymoon, touches a boulder in an ancient Scottish ruin and is instantly transported to a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in 1743
The lost art of gratitude : an Isabel Dalhousie novel by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
In the sixth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's Isabel Dalhousie Series, eighteen-month-old Charlie, Isabel's son, is to be introduced to his first public event, a birthday party. There, Isabel once again crosses paths with Minty Auchterlonie, a ruthless financier who is in desperate need of Isabel's help. As she puts her amateur sleuthing skills to work, Isabel struggles to successfully court Jamie, the father of her son
The charming quirks of others by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,230 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 )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,211 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
Dragonfly in amber by Diana Gabaldon( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones, about a love that transcends the boundaries of time, and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his. Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire's spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart, in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising, and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( file )
16 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 1,133 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 )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,110 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 )
30 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 1,102 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
Written in my own heart's blood : a novel by Diana Gabaldon( Sound Recording )
13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,050 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 )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
In the third installment of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, time-traveler Claire Fraser must leave her eighteenth century Scottish husband, Jamie, and return to her own time. Now in the 1960s, Claire comes clean to her daughter about the true identify of her daughter's father. Together, they trace Jamie's history throughout the Scottish Uprising
Friends, lovers, chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 966 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
Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll( file )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 907 libraries worldwide
A story about young Alice, who follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole
Hiss and hers by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 886 libraries worldwide
Having fallen hopelessly in love with local gardener George Marston, a shameless Agatha Raisin donates the money for a charity ball in the hope of dancing with him, only to discover that he has been murdered by a killer who caused him to be bitten by a poisonous snake
Death of a maid by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
"When beautiful Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings home her fiance, a famous playwright, all of Lochdubh clamors to meet the London celebrity except for her long-time friend Hamish. But the fiancee is pushed aside when one of the guests, a widely-hated hunter, is found shot to death. Everyone is quick to point out it could only be a tragic accident, but Hamish suspects otherwise."--Container
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