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Challis, Sarah

Overview
Works: 25 works in 215 publications in 5 languages and 5,270 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6103.H347, 823.92
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Publications about Sarah Challis
Publications by Sarah Challis
Most widely held works by Sarah Challis
The garden party by Sarah Challis( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 643 libraries worldwide
Alice Dunlop knows the best things in life are free. But the approach to her 40th wedding anniversary and 60th birthday surely warrants a proper celebration. Alice has big plans for the big day, but her husband David isn't so enthusiastic
Footprints in the sand by Sarah Challis( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 529 libraries worldwide
When Emily arrives at the church for her Great Aunt Mary's funeral, she has no idea that her life is about to change completely. Still grieving for her broken relationship with Ted, she sobs her heart out in the church. At the wake afterwards she and her cousin Clemmie are told that Mary has appointed them executors of her will
The lonely desert by Sarah Challis( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Emily and Clemmie's lives changed for ever when they took their great aunt's ashes to rest in a strange and exotic land. Clemmie stayed behind to begin a new life in the Mali desert but now Emily fears for her cousin's safety
Turning for home by Sarah Challis( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
With her family secretly trying to evict her from her beautiful Somerset country home, Lady Pamela finds her life suddenly changing for the better when Maeve Delaney arrives at Charlton House to be her new companion
That summer affair by Sarah Challis( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
When schoolgirl Jodie Foot goes missing from a sleepy Dorset village, the shockwaves that reverberate through the small community are as far-reaching as they are devastating
Jumping to conclusions by Sarah Challis( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Set in a Dorset village and filled with a sense of drama and humour, from the infinitely touching relationship between Izzy and her grandmother, to the stubborn courage of Jess Haddon and her quest for racing glory
On Dancing Hill by Sarah Challis( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Farmer's wife, Kate, has gone on a week-long painting course in Provence. It is the first time her husband, children father and animals have tried to cope without her, the first time she has been on the loose without them. What will happen while she's away? What will happen when she coes back? In some ways Sarah Challis's novels are reminiscent of Joanna Trollope, in others of Rosamunde Pilcher, but the very special mixture of warmth, humour and intelligence with which she unfolds her stories is in the end uniquely her own
Killing Helen by Sarah Challis( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Starting an affair with Robert is easy. Bored with the awkward, boorish single men of her own age and flattered by the confident attentions of a handsome stranger, Harriet is excited by the idea of a lustful friendship, as Robert chooses to describe it. A commitment-free fling is ideal, and the existence of a wife is a minor inconvenience. But then Harriet finds out about his other mistress ... So, escaping the heat and hubbub of a musician's life in London, for the sleepy seclusion of a cottage on a farm in Somerset, Harriet begins to plan exactly how she is going to eliminate her enemy
Jumping to conclusions by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 libraries worldwide
A couple of books bought secondhand from a village jumble sale; in the front, a name, Johnnie Bearsden, scrawled in a childish hand. This is all it takes for rumours to begin swirling again, about little Izzy Haddon, whose mother, Jess, has kept the identity of her daughter's father a secret for seven years. But Jess will neither confirm nor deny it
The garden party by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
"Alice Baxter knows the best things in life are free. Both the approach of her 40th wedding anniversary and 60th birthday surely warrants a proper celebration. With visions of a glorious family gathering complete with a marquee, champagne and sunshine, Alice has big plans for the big day. Her husband David isn't so enthused. He seems to have lost his lust for life since retiring from his job. Also, Alice and David's four grown-up children have their own problems to contend with. As Alice focuses on preparations for the party, her family begins to unravel around her."--Publisher description
Untitled by Sarah Challis( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Killing Helen by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
IFor some time I have been planning to murder Helen. It will be a traceless crime, that is the beauty of it. There will be absolutely nothing to link her to me. My name does not appear in her diary or address book. No neighbour will recall a woman of my description at her door. Helen, of course, does not know of my existence - and it is this that gives me my power over her and will make my crime possible. Starting an affair with Robert is easy. Bored with men her own age, Harriet believes a commitment-free fling is ideal, and the existence of a wife is a minor inconvenience. But then Harriet finds out about his other mistress. So Harriet begins to plan exactly how she is going to eliminate her enemy
That summer affair by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 libraries worldwide
When Jodie Foot goes missing from a sleepy Dorset village, the repercussions that reverberate through the small community are as far-reaching as they are devastating. Will she turn up safe and sound - or will she be one of the unlucky ones?
Blackthorn winter by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Claudia moves to a Dorest village running from her previous life. There she adopts an assumed name and works in the local school. But villages don't much like secrets
Love and other secrets by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
A warm and riveting tale of the fierce bonds of motherhood Florence has never forgiven Jane for the circumstances of her birth. She was an accident, the product of Jane's first and only one-night-stand, and Flo does not want to know how hard her teenage mother fought to keep her. When Flo's own, carefully planned, baby arrives, and her glossy, controlled world is turned upside down, for the first time in her life she turns to her mother for help. Holding her newborn grandson, Jane is suddenly overwhelmed by memories she's buried for decades of the tumultuous year when Flo was born: her parents' fury, the new freedoms of 1960s London passing her by, and the rash consequences of the overwhelming love for her child
The lonely desert by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Emily and Clemmie's lives changed for ever when they took their aunt's ashes to rest in an exotic land. Clemmie stayed behind to begin a new life in the Mali desert, but now Emily fears for her cousin's safety
Footprints in the sand by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
When Emily Kingsley arrives at the church for her eccentric Great Aunt Mary's funeral, she is still grieving for her broken relationship with the unfaithful Ted, and has little sorrow to spare. Afterwards she and her cousin Clemmie learn the contents of Mary's will. Clemmie, fanciful and rootless, is thrilled at the chance of adventure. Emily is not. With immense reluctance, she agrees to travel to Mali, and find Timadjlalen, a place in the desert that no one has ever heard of. Why Mary wanted her ashes scattered there she cannot imagine, and the thought of a hot, pointless trip is almost too much to bear. But once Emily and Clemmie set foot on the Saharan sand, and begin to uncover Mary's sixty-year old secret, they understand why they must complete her journey
Turning for home by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Lady Pamela Bentham is old, difficult and disliked by most of her family, who plot unceasingly to evict her from the lovely Somerset house, which has been her home all her married life. Once privileged as the wife of a diplomat, she now lives alone, looked after by one reluctant carer. It is this woman's sudden departure which brings Maeve Delaney into her life. Free-spirited and cynical, outspoken and disrespectful, Maeve agrees to be Lady Pamela's companion only because she is homeless and broke. It is a decision which will turn everyone's life upside down
 
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English (150)
Dutch (10)
Polish (2)
Chinese (1)
Russian (1)
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