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Porter, Davina

Overview
Works: 518 works in 2,139 publications in 1 language and 91,081 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Children's audiobooks  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, 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 )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,841 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 1,798 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 )
27 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,688 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 that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at this own son-a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul-for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,479 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 )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,463 libraries worldwide
Ousted as editor of the "Review of Applied Ethics", Isabel thankfully has her 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 comforts of a muddy Saturday by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,440 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 )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,396 libraries worldwide
In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon. Their blissful reunion is shattered when she touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone ruins 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 )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,327 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 )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,241 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 1,214 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 )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,161 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
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( file )
14 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 1,144 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 )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,128 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 )
24 editions published between 2013 and 2015 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
Written in my own heart's blood : a novel by Diana Gabaldon( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,035 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
Friends, lovers, chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,027 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
Death of a snob by M. C Beaton( file )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 993 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
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 991 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
Death of a travelling man by M. C Beaton( file )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 969 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 917 libraries worldwide
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters
 
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