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Grant, Linda 1951-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 287 publications in 13 languages and 8,104 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories, New Zealand  Biography  Psychological fiction  Case studies  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Textbooks  Self-instruction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6057.R316, 823.914
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Publications about Linda Grant
Publications by Linda Grant
Most widely held works about Linda Grant
 
Most widely held works by Linda Grant
The clothes on their backs : a novel by Linda Grant( Book )
34 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,514 libraries worldwide
A powerful story of family, love, and the hold the past has on the present. A woman, having endured unbearable loss, finds solace in the family secrets her estranged uncle reveals
When I lived in modern times by Linda Grant( Book )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
An unsentimental, iconoclastic coming of age story of both a country (Israel) and a young immigrant, Grant's first novel introduces an unusually appealing heroine, narrator Evelyn Sert, and provides an unforgettable glimpse of a time and place rarely observed from an unsparing point of view. Na ve and idealistic, 20-year-old Evelyn, an incipient Zionist, leaves London for Palestine in April 1946 under false pretenses. Devoid of useful skills, she barely survives a stint on a kibbutz. Later, in Tel Aviv, she gets a job in a hairdressing salon, passing herself off as Priscilla Jones, the wife of a British soldier. To her neighbors she acknowledges that she's a Jew, but she's puzzled that she has more in common with the British colonials than with the motley collection of Jews from many lands and widely disparate religious, social and economic backgrounds, all of them busy reinventing themselves. After falling in love with a chameleon-like man she knows as Johnny, who impersonates a British army officer, she's not really surprised to find that he's a terrorist with the Irgun underground, working cold-bloodedly to end the British Mandate. Unwittingly, Evelyn gives Johnny information that results in violence. The quiet force of this astonishingly mature novel comes in watching Evelyn's simplistic worldview gradually give way to disillusionment as she becomes aware of the moral ambiguities and paradoxes on all sides. Readers will be struck by the timeliness of Grant's narrative, for she captures the excitement and danger of a volatile society and the desperate measures of a homeless people convinced that they must create a state. The implications of this cautionary tale keep unfolding even after the bittersweet denouement
We had it so good : a novel by Linda Grant( Book )
24 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
Reflecting on his wild 1970s youth, unexpectedly long-term marriage, and inability to understand his children, Stephen Newman approaches late middle age at the turn of the century only to see his successes crumbling in revelatory ways
Still here by Linda Grant( Book )
33 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 567 libraries worldwide
The place is the dying port of Liverpool. Forty-nine-year-old tough, arrogant Alix Rebick believes that she is fated to spend the rest of her life alone. Returning from exile in France to the bedside of her dying mother, Alix receives a final message, forcing her to uncover the family secrets that lie in pre-war Dresden. Joseph Shields, an American architect of Liverpool's restoration, is in a war - with the city's underworld, with his wife back in Chicago, and with his own memories of his time as a combat soldier. What he is not interested in is an affair with the woman who unlocks the city's secrets for him and who is consumed by erotic desire for the American stranger
The thoughtful dresser : the art of adornment, the pleasures of shopping, and why clothes matter by Linda Grant( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
"The Thoughtful Dresser" is a thinking woman's guide to her relationship with clothes, how to dress to look her best, and why it matters
Sexing the millennium : women and the sexual revolution by Linda Grant( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
On the heels of heated debate about the backlash against women, Grant examines the rise in violent sex crimes, the prevalence of misogyny, the brutality of porn, and the rarer but compelling phenomenon of violent female response. Emerging from the failed attempt to merge male and female into something androgynous and liberated, and from a lack of interest in co-opting traditional male pleasure forms, women are reconstructing their weapons and desires
Upstairs at the party by Linda Grant( Book )
9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
'If you go back and look at your life there are certain scenes, acts, or maybe just incidents on which everything that follows seems to depend. If only you could narrate them, then you might be understood. I mean the part of yourself that you don't know how to explain.' In the early Seventies a glamorous and androgynous couple known collectively as Evie/Stevie appear out of nowhere on the isolated concrete campus of a new university. To a group of teenagers experimenting with radical ideas they seem blown back from the future, unsettling everything and uncovering covert desires. But the varnished patina of youth and flamboyant self-expression hides deep anxieties and hidden histories. For Adele, with the most to conceal, Evie/Stevie become a lifelong obsession, as she examines what happened on the night of her own twentieth birthday and her friends' complicity in their fate. A set of school exercise books might reveal everything, but they have been missing for nearly forty years. From summers in Cornwall to London in the twenty-first century, long after they have disappeared, Evie/Stevie go on challenging everyone's ideas of what their lives should turn out to be
Remind me who I am, again by Linda Grant( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 233 libraries worldwide
In 1993 Linda Grant's mother, Rose, was diagnosed with multi-infarct dementia. With Rose's memory deteriorating, a whole world was in the process of being lost. This book looks at the issues of identity, memory & autonomy that dementia raises
The cast iron shore by Linda Grant( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Well said : pronunciation for clear communication by Linda Grant( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Offering a lively and communicative approach for increasing pronunciation and speaking skills, Well Said second edition provides students with the pronunciation and speaking tools they need to communicate in social, academic, business, and professional settings
We had it so good by Linda Grant( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
American Rhodes scholar Stephen Newman remains in England to avoid the Vietnam War. He marries an Englishwoman, and together they raise their family, experiencing all the cultural and personal touchstones of the Baby Boomer generation
The clothes on their backs by Linda Grant( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
"In a red brick mansion block off the Marylebone Road, Vivien, a sensitive, bookish girl grows up sealed off from both past and present by her timid refugee parents. Then one morning a glamorous uncle appears, dressed in a mohair suit, with a diamond watch on his wrist and a girl in a leopard-skin hat on his arm. Why is Uncle Sandor so violently unwelcome in her parents' home?"--Publisher's website
The thoughtful dresser by Linda Grant( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
The people on the street : a writer's view of Israel by Linda Grant( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Sexing the millenium : a political history of the sexual revolution by Linda Grant( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Sexing the Millennium is the first major attempt to analyze the cultural explosion that was the sexual revolution. It is an insightful and profound overview of our sexual psyche over the past thirty years and a frank investigation of both liberation and libertinism, in which Linda Grant eloquently argues the need for an eroticized female life
Well said : advanced English pronunciation by Linda Grant( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
In a German pension by Katherine Mansfield( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
"A young Englishwoman, staying in a Bavarian spa town to 'make the cure', is forced into the company of her dislikeable fellow-guests. Amused by their bourgeois prejudices and revolted by their carnal preoccupations, she walks her own path through the public world of the German middle classes." "The heroine is castigated for not producing 'handfuls of babies'; a wife remembers the naivety and terror of her wedding night; young girls are worked to death by their pregnant mistresses and dream of young men - or of sleep. Women are the main focus of Mansfield's gaze: their pretensions and self-delusions, and their private moments of despair and triumph; her men are boors or dupes, capable of offering only violence, senseless devotion, or the slavery of marriage and childbirth."--BOOK JACKET
Upstairs at the party by Linda Grant( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
In the early seventies a glamorous and androgynous couple known collectively as Evie/Stevie appear out of nowhere on the isolated concrete campus of a new university. To a group of teenagers experimenting with radical ideas they seem blown back from the future, unsettling everything and uncovering covert desires. But the varnished patina of youth and flamboyant self-expression hides deep anxieties and hidden histories. For Adele, with the most to conceal, Evie/Stevie become a lifelong obsession, as she examines what happened on the night of her own 20th birthday and her friends' complicity in their fate
Well said : [pronunciation for clear communication] by Linda Grant( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Designed for adult learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) at the high intermediate to advanced level
The dark circle by Linda Grant( Book )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
The Second World War is over, a new decade is beginning but for an East End teenage brother and sister living on the edge of the law, life has been suspended. Sent away to a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kent to learn the way of the patient, they find themselves in the company of army and air force officers, a car salesman, a young university graduate, a mysterious German woman, a member of the aristocracy and an American merchant seaman. They discover that a cure is tantalisingly just out of reach and only by inciting wholesale rebellion can freedom be snatched
 
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Alternative Names
Grant, Linda
Linda Grant angielska pisarka i publicystka
Linda Grant britische Schriftstellerin und Publizistin
Linda Grant Brits journaliste
Linda Grant britská spisovatelka
Грант, Линда
Грант, Линда 1951-
لیندا گرنت ژورنالیست بریتانیایی
Languages
English (209)
French (6)
Spanish (6)
Dutch (4)
German (3)
Czech (2)
Chinese (1)
Danish (1)
Vietnamese (1)
Polish (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Russian (1)
Turkish (1)
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