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Grant, Linda 1951-

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Works: 52 works in 342 publications in 11 languages and 8,157 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories, New Zealand  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Case studies  Short stories  Novels  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, edc
Classifications: PR6057.R316, 823.914
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Publications about Linda Grant
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Most widely held works by Linda Grant
The clothes on their backs : a novel by Linda Grant( Book )
35 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,401 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? This is a novel about survival - both banal and heroic - and a young woman who discovers the complications, even betrayals, that inevitably accompany the fierce desire to live. Set against the backdrop of a London from the 1950s to the present day, The Clothes on Their Backs is a wise and tender novel about the clothes we choose to wear, the personalities we dress ourselves in, and about how they define us all
When I lived in modern times by Linda Grant( Book )
36 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,234 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 )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,004 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
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 506 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 389 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
The dark circle by Linda Grant( Book )
11 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 357 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
Upstairs at the party by Linda Grant( Book )
11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 293 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
Well said : pronunciation for clear communication by Linda Grant( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 248 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
Remind me who I am, again by Linda Grant( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 224 libraries worldwide
At the beginning of the nineties, Linda Grant's mother began to repeat her questions - not because she couldn't remember the answers but because she didn't remember having asked. As her mother's onset of Alzheimer's disease worsened, Grant realized that her family history was vanishing along with her mother's memory. Remind Me Who I Am, Again is the powerful story of a disease, of the workings of the mind, and of a daughter's quest to reconstruct the past
We had it so good by Linda Grant( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 libraries worldwide
PLAYAWAY. In 1968 Stephen Newman arrives in England from California. Sent down from Oxford, he hurriedly marries his English girlfriend Andrea to avoid returning to America and the draft board. Over the next forty years they and their friends build lives of middle-class success until the events of late middle-age and the new century force them to realise that their fortunate generation has always lived in a fool's paradise
The clothes on their backs by Linda Grant( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 192 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 170 libraries worldwide
"'A good handbag makes the outfit. Only the rich can afford cheap shoes. The only thing worse than being skint is looking as if you're skint.' For centuries, an interest in clothes has been dismissed as the trivial pursuit of vain empty-headed women. Yet, clothes matter, whether you are interested in fashion or not because what we choose to dress ourselves in defines our identity. For the immigrant arriving in a new country to the teenager who needs to be part of the fashion pack or the woman turning forty who must reassess her wardrobe, the truth is that how we look and what we wear, tells a story. And what a story. THE THOUGHTFUL DRESSER tells us how a woman's hat saved her life in Nazi Germany, looks at the role of department stores in giving women a public place outside the home, savours the sheer joy of finding the right dress. Here is the thinking woman's guide to our relationship with what we wear: why we want to look our best and why it matters."--Jacket
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 118 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 )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Well said : [pronunciation for clear communication] by Linda Grant( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
For general English learners at the high-intermediate to advanced level
In a German pension by Katherine Mansfield( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 67 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 62 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
Remind me who I am, again by Linda Grant( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
A story of the trauma of a total memory loss and a second generation's lack of identity whose parents have erased their past
 
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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-
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