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Bennett, Vanora 1962-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 194 publications in 8 languages and 6,859 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Political fiction  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6102.E666, 823.92
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Publications about Vanora Bennett
Publications by Vanora Bennett
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Most widely held works by Vanora Bennett
Portrait of an unknown woman by Vanora Bennett( Book )
39 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,544 libraries worldwide
In an epic tale set against a backdrop of civil-war torn sixteenth-century Europe, portraitist Hans Holbein the Younger flees to the safety of Tudor England in order to escape artistic censorship
Figures in silk by Vanora Bennett( Book )
25 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,396 libraries worldwide
In 1471 England, two daughters of a silk merchant follow different paths. Jane Shore becomes the mistress of the king and her sister Isabel becomes powerful in the silk industry
The queen's lover by Vanora Bennett( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 878 libraries worldwide
After the death of her husband, King Henry V, Catherine of Valois is caught between warring factions and threatened by the powerful lords of the English court and her own scheming brother, forcing her to use her cunning to survive and protect her infant son
Midnight in St. Petersburg by Vanora Bennett( Book )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 777 libraries worldwide
"St. Petersburg, 1911: Inna Feldman has fled the pogroms of the south to take refuge with distant relatives in Russia's capital city. Welcomed by the flamboyant Leman family, she is apprenticed into their violin-making workshop. She feels instantly at home in their bohemian circle, but revolution is in the air, and as society begins to fracture, she is forced to choose between her heart and her head. She loves her brooding cousin, Yasha, but he is wild, destructive and devoted to revolution; Horace Wallick, an Englishman who makes precious Faberge creations, is older and promises security and respectability. And, like many others, she is drawn to the mysterious, charismatic figure beginning to make a name for himself in the city: Rasputin. As the rebellion descends into anarchy and bloodshed, a commission to repair a priceless Stradivarius violin offers Inna a means of escape. But which man will she choose to take with her? And is it already too late? A magical and passionate story steeped in history and intrigue, Vanora Bennett's Midnight in St. Petersburg is an extraordinary novel of music, politics, and the toll that revolution exacts on the human heart"--
The White Russian : a novel of Paris by Vanora Bennett( Book )
16 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
"An enchanting, suspenseful novel of love, art, music, and family secrets set among the Russian émigré community of Paris in 1937 Evie, a rebellious young American, leaves New York in search of art and adventure in Jazz Age Paris, home to her long-estranged bohemian grandmother. But just as Evie arrives, her grandmother becomes very ill. Before she dies, she compels Evie to carry out her final wish: find a man from her past known only as Zhenya. The quest leads Evie deep into the heart of the Russian émigré community of Paris. With the world on the brink of war, she becomes embroiled in murder plots, conspiracies, and illicit love affairs as White Russian faces Red Russian, and nothing is as it seems. When Evie meets Jean, a liberal Russian refugee connected to her grandmother's circle, she thinks she has finally found the passion and excitement she's yearned for all her life. But is she any nearer to discovering the identity of the mysterious Zhenya or to uncovering the heartbreak of her grandmother's past?"--
The people's queen by Vanora Bennett( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
The king's mistress has become the virtual ruler as the king lies in his sickbed, but she faces a host of enemies
Blood royal by Vanora Bennett( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Queen Catherine of Valois, a Frenchwoman living in England, must learn to make her own way since her husband, King Henry V, continues his warfare against the French. Catherine is not alone in her struggle to adapt to the English royal court, however, and comes to rely heavily on a young Welshman, Owain Tudor
Portrait of an unknown woman : a novel by Vanora Bennett( Sound Recording )
16 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Set against the turmoil, intrigue, and tragedy of Henry VIII's court, Portrait of an Unknown Woman is an unforgettable story of sin and religion, desire and deception. It is the story of a young woman on the brink of sensual awakening and of a country on the edge of mayhem
Crying wolf : the return of war to Chechnya by Vanora Bennett( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
"Crying Wolf is the story of the one million Chechens who, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, found themselves cast as the enemy of the new Russian state. Compelled to assert their freedom and individualism, they faced the huge Russian army in a one-sided war which destroyed their land, their homes and their families"--Publisher's description
Queen of silks by Vanora Bennett( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 112 libraries worldwide
In 1471 England, two daughters of a silk merchant follow different paths. Jane Shore becomes the mistress of the king and her sister Isabel becomes powerful in the silk industry
The people's queen by Vanora Bennett( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
"Fourteenth century England. The country is in turmoil. The King is in debt to the City, and the old order had broken down. The King's mistress, Alice Perrers, becomes the virtual ruler of the country. Disliked and despised by the Black Prince, her strong connections to the merchants make her a natural ally for the King's ambitious second son, John of Gaunt. Together they create a powerful position for one of his henchmen, Geoffrey Chaucer. In this moment of opportunity, Alice throws herself into her new role and the riches that lay before her"--Container
Blood royal by Vanora Bennett( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Catherine de Valois, daughter of the French King, is brought up in the unstable environment of the royal court, where her only friend is the poet Christine de Pizan. Married to Henry V as part of a treaty, she is terrified at the idea of being married to a man who is a foreigner, an enemy and a rough soldier. Within two years she is widowed, and mother of the future King of England and France. Caught between warring factions, she has to find her own way, if only for the sake of her baby son
Figures in silk by Vanora Bennett( file )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
In 1471 England, two daughters of a silk merchant follow different paths. Jane Shore becomes the mistress of the king and her sister Isabel becomes powerful in the silk industry
Midnight in St Petersburg by Vanora Bennett( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
"St Petersburg, 1911: Inna Feldman has fled the pogroms to take refuge with relatives in Russia's capital city. Welcomed into the flamboyant Leman family, she is apprenticed into their violin-making workshop. But revolution is in the air and, as society begins to fracture, she is forced to choose between her heart and her head. She loves her brooding cousin, Yasha, but he is wild and destructive; Horace Wallich, the Englishman who works for Faberge, is older and promises security and respectability. As the revolution descends into anarchy and blood-letting, a commission to repair a priceless Stradivarius violin offers Inna a means of escape. But which man will she choose to take with her?"--Container
The taste of dreams : an obsession with Russia and caviar by Vanora Bennett( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Both a coming-of-age adventure of time spent in search of the romantic Russia the author had dreamed about and a tale of eye-opening amazement as she discovers and gets caught up in the new, anarchic Russia emerging from its Soviet constraints. At its heart is the story of caviar
La tessitrice di arazzi by Vanora Bennett( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The white Russian by Vanora Bennett( file )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Evie, a rebellious young American, leaves New York in search of art and adventure in jazz-age Paris, where her grandmother lives. But on arrival, her grandmother's sudden death leaves Evie compelled to carry out her dying wish: to find a man from her past called Zhenya. The quest leads Evie deep into the heart of the Russian émigré community of Paris. With Jean, a liberal Russian writer by her side, Evie finally seems to have found the passion and excitement she's yearned for. But is she any nearer to discovering the identity of the mysterious Zhenya, or the heartbreak of her grandmother's past?
Portret nieznanej damy by Vanora Bennett( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Polish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Millennium people by J. G Ballard( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
After his ex-wife is killed in a bombing at Heathrow airport, David Markham infiltrates the shadowy protest group responsible and finds himself becoming brainwashed by the group's charismatic leader
Sânge regesc : [roman] by Vanora Bennett( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Romanian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Vanora Bennett British novelist
Vanora Bennett romancière britannique
Languages
English (162)
German (7)
Italian (4)
Turkish (3)
Polish (2)
Romanian (1)
Serbian (1)
Russian (1)
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