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White, Gillian 1945-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 212 publications in 3 languages and 5,863 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Christmas stories  Detective and mystery stories 
Classifications: PR6073.H4925, 823.914
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Publications about Gillian White
Publications by Gillian White
Most widely held works by Gillian White
Unhallowed ground : a novel by Gillian White( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 855 libraries worldwide
A gothic horror novel on Georgie Jefferson, a British social worker who inherits a cottage from a brother who committed suicide. Nasty things begin happening, chickens are decapitated, an eye appears in a crack in a shed, a doll is burned. By the author of The Beggar Bride
Copycat by Gillian White( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
An unhealthy friendship takes a sinister turn Almost everyone has a friend whom they barely tolerate. It’s that person whose jokes are always annoying, who tries to butt in on nights out, or who keeps coming over unannounced. For Martha, that friend is her new neighbor, Jennie. Jennie worships Martha. She loves everything about her: Martha’s house, Martha’s impressive children, Martha’s attractive husband, even the way Martha dresses. But when Jennie starts changing, gaining confidence and succeeding in love and work, Martha’s life begins to come apart at the seams. Gillian White’s Copycat is a biting suburban satire about a fraught relationship between frenemies taken to its most extreme conclusion
Refuge by Gillian White( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Does true evil exist in the world? Are people really what they seem? Abandoned by each of her children’s fathers, Shelley Tremayne’s having a tough time raising six kids alone. When she sees a TV newscast about five boys committing a horrible crime and recognizes her eleven-year-old son Joey in the surveillance camera footage, her life becomes infinitely worse. Although Joey swears he only witnessed the incident, the other boys point to him as the instigator, a charge supported by the evidence. But Shelley simply can’t accept that her Joey could be responsible for such a heinous act. Shelley and her children can’t return to their grubby home, where their neighbors are waiting to express their outrage. Fortunately, good Samaritans John and Eunice Bolton volunteer to shelter the family at their farm, and offer them the help and caring that they’ve given to so many others in desperate straits. But who will believe Shelley when she discovers that the Boltons are not as kind as they appear?
Mothertime by Gillian White( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Carolina Townsend comes stumbling home drunk on Christmas Eve, and her 12-year-old daughter Vanessa and the four younger children lock her up in the basement sauna with the threat that they won't release her until she proves herself to be "a proper mother" again
Veil of darkness by Gillian White( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and German and held by 356 libraries worldwide
It’s not just writing, it’s witchcraft . . . Kirsty flees her brutally abusive husband, Trevor, to take a job as a maid at the Burleston Hotel in Cornwall. She befriends two other new employees at the Burleston: overweight Avril, whose ego is crushed by her domineering family, and pretty, love-starved Bernadette, recently dumped by her upper-class boyfriend. In the hotel library, Kirsty discovers Magdalene, an obscure but utterly compelling volume about the life and times of a passionate, depraved nun. Desperate for extra money for her children, she persuades Avril to join her in rewriting the book and submitting it to a publisher as a new work, while Bernadette poses as the author. A glittering future lies before the three women . . . but are Kirsty, Avril, and Bernadette prepared to pay the price for their success? Is it possible that the malign spirit behind Magdalene is somehow influencing their actions?
The witch's cradle by Gillian White( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 libraries worldwide
“How the people love a sinner, especially when she is a woman. Witch! Witch!” The Dark End of the Street is a television program thatpries into the business of Barry and Cheryl Higgins and their three small children, uncovering every nasty aspect of their lives on welfare in front of a fascinated and disgusted audience. The couple didn’t get rich off the wildly successful reality show, though, so why would anyone want to kidnap the kids? When the two older children are found, there is little doubt that Cheryl planned their disappearance to win the public’s affection and boost the show’s ratings. As the media and the legal system condemn Cheryl, one question remains: Where is baby Cara? Gillian White adeptly demonstrates how the public’s need to know and to judge—and how people can profit from those impulses—is a modern kind of witch hunt
Night visitor by Gillian White( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
“Grabs you by the throat and won't let go.” —Woman’s Journal During their thirty years of marriage, Rose Redfern has confided everything (well, nearly everything) to Michael, and is certain that he would never hide anything from her. That’s why it’s such a shock when, shortly before Rose and Michael are set to take a romantic trip to Venice, she receives strong evidence that he’s having an affair with a woman their daughters’ age. Rose feels emotionally unmoored, and her sense of betrayal swiftly turns vengeful. She stumbles across a stash of powerful barbiturates, previously used to medicate an epileptic dog, and wonders if she might not find a new use for them . . . But is Michael truly unfaithful to Rose, or is someone seeking to destroy the Redferns’ lives—and can that person be stopped before it’s too late? Night Visitor is a frighteningly plausible scenario of how secrets and jealousy can tear people apart
The sleeper by Gillian White( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
The sins of the past haunt an isolated farmhouse as a snowstorm rages outside . . . It’s not shaping up to be a very merry Christmas. Clover Moon feels trapped in her life as a farmer’s wife. She certainly doesn’t enjoy hosting Fergus’s mother, Violet, who always finds new ways to publicly humiliate her unsatisfactory daughter-in-law. But would Violet ever seek a more violent way of expressing her disapproval? Violet is a medium, and the voices of the dead sometimes encourage her to do disturbing things. During her stay at the farmhouse, she claims to sense an intrusive presence. Fergus then discovers the dead body of a woman floating in their flooded cellar, and elderly Miss Bates, resident of a nearby senior home and a client of Violet’s, is missing . . . With her acute sense of human nature and gift for suspense, reminiscent of Barbara Vine, Gillian White will leave you guessing until the very end
The plague stone by Gillian White( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
When three village women each make a wish on a local artifact, their desires come true in unexpected ways The Plague Stone squats at the center of the seemingly tranquil village of Meadcombe, haunted by legends of black magic. One night, three Meadcombe women each make a wish. Widowed Marian prays for the death of her mother-in-law, an unpleasant woman now suffering from dementia. Teenager Melanie yearns to escape the village and, in particular, her selfish, depressed father and her self-indulgently martyred mother. And social-climbing Sonia needs a loan from her despised father-in-law to save her husband’s business and their desperately fragile, nouveau-riche lifestyle. By the next morning, all three women’s wishes have come true . . . but in a less-than-pleasant fashion. Did chance grant their desires, or are darker forces at work?
The beggar bride by Gillian White( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 283 libraries worldwide
When beautiful but homeless Ange Harper decides the answer to her problem is a rich husband and sets her sights on Sir Fabian Ormerod, the plan goes well despite the fact that she is already married until the "game turns into a living nightmare."--Jacket
Dogboy by Gillian White( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
In the calm village of Middlehempston, a former social worker & rsquo;s past comes back to haunt her Jem loved her job. She was a social worker, and she always took care of her cases. One boy, Fergus, took to her instantly. From the age of eight, when his mother died and he landed at the social services office, he loved Jem fiercely. But Jem & rsquo;s marriage to Gerry, in Fergus & rsquo;s mind, was the deepest betrayal. Years later, when a callous tycoon & rsquo;s life is falling apart around him, it & rsquo;s Gerry who steps in to help. And Jem must deal with the return of an old acquaintance: Fergus, armed with a shotgun and a thirst for vengeance
Rich deceiver by Gillian White( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Money changes everything in this darkly comic tale of romantic revenge When shy, insecure Liverpudlian Ellie Freeman unexpectedly wins more than a million pounds in the football betting pools, she sees it as a way to transform the life of her bitter, frustrated, and, above all, distant husband Malcolm. She hides the news of her win from Malc, and uses the money to invest in a firm that will give her husband a better job than the warehouseman position he currently holds. And, indeed, the new job does make Malc a new man & mdash;a new man who suddenly envisions a life without Ellie. Can Ellie, too, become a new person? Can she become a stronger, more confident woman who is capable of winning her husband back ... and is that even what she wants anymore?
Grandfather's footsteps by Gillian White( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
In England, Jessica can't have a baby, so when her secretary accidentally gets pregnant, Jessica arranges she sleep with Jessica's boyfriend, Rudi. Now Rudi thinks he is the father, Jessica nobly suggest they adopt the baby and the secretary is paid off under the table. There's more
Chain reaction a novel by Gillian White( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
One mistake reverberates through the lives of many, setting off a series of events that no one could have anticipated The connections between seemingly disparate people can run deep, as Gillian White demonstrates in this gripping novel. Her chain of homebuyers, sellers, and occupants includes a frail woman whose best days are behind her, the upper-middle-class Middleton family and their suspicious neighbors, a pop star, and a sliver of the British nobility. When the Middletons & rsquo; son is accused of a dreadful crime, the hidden ties among the characters start to tangle and warp, changing their lives forever. With her trademark wit and verve, White deftly shows the unexpected ways we can affect each other
The crow biddy a novel by Gillian White( file )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
One woman’s harmful past comes back to haunt her, despite her best efforts to leave it behind When Molly Tarrent was boarding at the Farendon School, she made her share of mistakes. One included forming a witch-band with her friend, Erica. Together, they would practice their profane rites with a combination of drugs and magic. And when Amy Macey, one of their classmates, went missing, Molly and Erica were more involved than they could admit. Years later, Molly, middle-aged, divorced, and bitter, has tried to put that episode aside. That is, until Erica shows up, frightened by cryptic messages that could only come from someone who knows their secrets. With the Farendon reunion looming, Molly and Erica’s past is coming after them . .
The beggar bride by Gillian White( file )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Angela Harper's life has never been simple. She's an orphan who spent her childhood in foster homes. Her handsome, charming husband Billy can't hold down a job. And they're both stuck in a grimy London flat with no prospects for their future beyond the periodic welfare check. That is, until Ange concocts a lie that will change their lives. Her con targets the wealthy, twice-divorced businessman Fabian Ormerod, whom, with the approval of her husband, she is determined to trick into a very advantageous marriage--with a quick divorce to follow
Nasty habits a novel by Gillian White( file )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
One secret can bury an entire family forever . . . Desmond is a man ill equipped for today’s world. He is reclusive and unsocial, traits exacerbated by his domineering mother. As a result, Desmond is at his happiest when he’s absolutely alone. During a birdwatching outing along the Devon coast, Desmond wanders into a cave. Inside, he finds something that appalls and terrifies him: a skeleton dressed in a nun’s wimple. With this one twist of fate, Desmond becomes the focus of the wealthy Pilkington family—the clan who lives near the cave, with connections and devious secrets to spare. Under legal and familial pressure, the members of the Pilkington family start to crack, and their lies and deceits pile up. Who is the skeleton, and why has its existence been kept a secret for so long? The truth brings Gillian White’s riveting tale to a startling conclusion
Night visitor by Gillian White( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Dogboy by Gillian White( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
For as long as he can remember, Fergus has been passed from social worker to foster home and back again, yet despite this, there was one person he grew to love and trust. So when he discovers that she, too, has abandond and betrayed him, he sets out to find her in the heart of a peaceful West Country village. Fergus is not the only one alone, An illegal killer dog has been mislaid by his owner and when he discovers Fergus, this unlikely pair become a force to contend with
The crow biddy by Gillian White( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Mystery fiction
 
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Alternative Names
White, Gill
White, Gill, 1945-
White, Gillian
Languages
English (144)
German (1)
Dutch (1)
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