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Porter, Davina

Works: 372 works in 1,426 publications in 1 language and 89,294 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Radio plays 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
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 )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,999 libraries worldwide
Isabel's life is thrown for a few loops when her cousin Mimi arrives from Dallas with her husband Joe. Through them, Isabel meets Tom Bruce, who is 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
The Sunday philosophy club by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,986 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
Friends, lovers, chocolate [an Isabel Dalhousie mystery] by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,970 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 recieved. 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
An echo in the bone [a novel] by Diana Gabaldon( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,543 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 comforts of a muddy Saturday by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,511 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?
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( file )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,494 libraries worldwide
"Beautiful and charming, Anna lives in a splendid world of her own making. She smokes, rides horseback, plays tennis, takes opium, practices birth control, and--although she is already married--falls in love with a handsome army officer. Anna's life is played out against a backdrop of dazzling balls and the vastness of Russia's landscape"--Publisher website (January 2007)
The careful use of compliments by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,493 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?
The lost art of gratitude an Isabel Dalhousie novel by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,382 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
The charming quirks of others by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,306 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
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Computer File )
12 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 1,252 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 )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,194 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
Believing the lie by Elizabeth George( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,183 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
Death of a travelling man by M. C Beaton( file )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,064 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
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,057 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
Death of a snob by M. C Beaton( file )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 981 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
Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll( file )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 975 libraries worldwide
A story about young Alice, who follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole
Mr. Revere and I by Robert Lawson( Computer File )
16 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
An account of the life of the Revere family and the activities of the Sons of Liberty as told from the point of view of Paul Revere's horse
Dragonfly in amber by Diana Gabaldon( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 887 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
Aiding and abetting by Muriel Spark( Computer File )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 886 libraries worldwide
"A dissolute member of the British aristocracy, 'Lucky' Lucan has been missing since he accidentally murdered his children's nanny in an abortive attempt on his wife's life. His puzzling disappearance in the mid-seventies created a sensation in Britain and a tantalizing mystery as yet unsolved. In Muriel Spark's daring and sophisticated fictional version of Lucan's flight, his adversary is Beate Pappenheim, a fake Bavarian stigmatic who embezzled millions from devout followers before assuming a new identity as a celebrated psychiatrist."--Jacket
Other people's children by Joanna Trollope( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 886 libraries worldwide
Delve into the emotional dynamics of family life--specifically, the ever-expanding unit, the stepfamily. Explore the hard-won truths and often harder to overcome difficulties of coping with present and former husbands and wives, and their children
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