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Fletcher, Beryl 1938-

Works: 13 works in 62 publications in 3 languages and 4,445 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9639.3.F563, NZ823.2
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Publications about Beryl Fletcher
Publications by Beryl Fletcher
Publications by Beryl Fletcher, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Beryl Fletcher
Most widely held works by Beryl Fletcher
The silicon tongue by Beryl Fletcher( file )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
Alice tells her life story to a mysterious oral historian. Alice came to New Zealand as a servant in the 1930s believing she was an orphan. But there is more than one version of the truth and the tapes impinge on the present and lead to the discovery of a new family
The Bloodwood clan by Beryl Fletcher( file )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and German and held by 991 libraries worldwide
"Josie is sent to Digger Town near Mudgee, New South Wales to conduct doctoral research. She knows it is a strange place with a strange history, that the people there use no modern technologies, wear nineteenth-century clothiong, drive in a horse and cart, and make al;l their own produce, but she is not prepared for the encountesr she has. First there are the tall stories that circulate from Mudgee, there are the twon's arch enemies, The Ranters, and then there is Josie's daughter, Briony, and the enigmatic Madeline. Within town she encounters Joshua the town historian, Gerrard who upholds the community's values, and Munna, one of the chosen ones. Josie also becomes friendly with Eliza, who at first seems to be obedient to the rules of the elders. But the two women witness a horrifying evenmt of brutality which changes their lives forever."--Back cover
The word burners by Beryl Fletcher( file )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
How do you decide to live? Or do others make that decision for you? Julia finds her beliefs challenged by her students, reinforced by her friend's mistreatment and dismissed by her family. Julia and her sister, Isobel, search for their own solace finding it in different and disparate places
Juno and Hannah by Beryl Fletcher( file )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
1920, deep in the New Zealand bush, a settlement of Christian fundamentalists live a life of austerity and isolation. It is a place where there is little space for compassion, particularly for the women who can never rid themselves of Eve's original sin. The elders rule over the women, children and young men, meting out punishments for transgressions as ordinary as self-reflection. Sisters Juno and Hannah have grown up in the community, but when a stranger washes up on the river bank and Hannah goes to his aid, she finds herself accused of necromancy. The girls flee but are quickly forced to accept help. Hannah, unsure who is friend or foe, finds herself dependent upon and attracted to the man into whose lips she breathed life
The iron mouth by Beryl Fletcher( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The first problem is the return of the nightmare. Elena dreams of a white horse lying dead in a river; a mare with a huge pale wound in her side. She lies half out of the water, her wound washed clean and cold by the moving current. Elena attempts to call out the mare's name but her throat is frozen with grief. Khryse is writing a film script based on The Iliad. As the script unfolds, some of the lives around her begin to unravel. Khryse notices the refracting Homeric world on the border between the modern city and its seafront. Narratives of death, betrayal and glory are entangled in lives disrupted by violence, love, sex and obsession
Baches of Raglan ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
"This is a book about Raglan's older baches. Many were built in the "boom years" of the 50s and 60s when thousands of Kiwis invested in a bit of land by the sea; others are much older and have been handed down through families with long connections to the Raglan community. Built of wood, concrete or firbrolite with iron roofs, they remain largely unaltered. Their owners have no interest in granite bench tops, polished concrete floors and tinted glass"--Publishers blurb
The house at Karamu by Beryl Fletcher( file )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
What does a place mean? An old kauri villa with a one-roomed school attached is the place that has sustained a writer, Beryl Fletcher, through turbulent years and an obsessive love. Karamu became a symbolic landscape of safety that helped her to survive
Homophobia/heterosexism : lecture & workshop by Beryl Fletcher( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The silicon tongue by Beryl Fletcher( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A novel centred on the life and times of London-born Alice who was brought to New Zealand as a servant in the 1930s. Tricked by the authorities into believing she was an orphan, Alice tells her story into the tape recorder of a mysterious oral historian and discloses family secrets of rape and adoption. Meanwhile, Alice's daughter, Joy, finds there is always more than one version of the truth when it comes to family secrets
Alternative Names
Beryl Fletcher New Zealand novelist
Beryl Fletcher romanschrijfster uit Nieuw-Zeeland
Fletcher, Beryl S. 1938-
Fletcher, Beryl S. (Beryl Sibley), 1938-
English (47)
German (14)
Korean (1)
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