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Challis, Sarah

Overview
Works: 26 works in 192 publications in 5 languages and 5,834 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Sagas  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6103.H347, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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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 644 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 )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 631 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
Liefde en andere geheimen by Sarah Challis( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 549 libraries worldwide
"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, how the new freedoms of 1960s London passed her by, and the rash consequences of her overwhelming love for her child."--Publisher description
Blackthorn winter by Sarah Challis( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
Despairing of attaining her dreams of glamour, financial security, and love during a seemingly endless English countryside winter, Claudia Barron changes her name and goes into hiding in a Dorset village, where she is unwittingly drawn in by local gossip and discontent
That summer affair by Sarah Challis( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
Mystery fiction. Detective and mystery stories. A compelling and warm drama about human nature and village life. When Jodie Roberts goes missing from a sleepy Dorset village, the repercussions that reverberate through the small community are as far-reaching as they are devastating. Rachel begins to question her marriage for the first time after routine police enquiries reveal that her husband, Dave, lied about his whereabouts that evening. It seems that her loving family is about to be torn apart. For Henry, Rachel's neighbour, Jodie's disappearance is also deeply traumatic. Feelings of guilt, loneliness and grief are brought to the surface and he struggles to cope with painful memories. Will she turn up safe and sound or will she be one of the unlucky ones? Those runaways who don't turn up unscathed
Turning for home by Sarah Challis( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 528 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
The lonely desert by Sarah Challis( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Een jonge vrouw gaat met haar man en een bevriend stel naar Mali, waar zij anderhalf jaar geleden haar nichtje verliefd op een Toearegleider heeft achtergelaten
Jumping to conclusions by Sarah Challis( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Saga
On Dancing Hill by Sarah Challis( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
This is a poignant portrait of Dorset life from the author of 'Blackthorn Winter', 'Irish Dancer', 'Killing Helen' and 'Turning for Home'
Killing Helen by Sarah Challis( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 138 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
Untitled by Sarah Challis( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Jumping to conclusions by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 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
That summer affair by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 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?
The garden party by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
"Alice Baxter knows the best things in life are free. But 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 day. Her husband David isn't so enthused. He seems to have lost his lust for life since retiring from his job. And he's not the only one who isn't in the mood to celebrate. Each of Alice and David's four grown-up children has their own problems to contend with. As Alice focuses on preparations for the party, her family begins to unravel around her"--Container
Killing Helen by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 91 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
Blackthorn winter by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 85 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
The lonely desert by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 75 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
Love and other secrets by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
"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, how the new freedoms of 1960s London passed her by, and the rash consequences of her overwhelming love for her child."--Publisher's description
Footprints in the sand by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
As her eccentric great-aunt's last request Emily travels Mali to spread her ashes and uncovers Mary's sixty-year-old secret
On Dancing Hill by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Kate and Josh Hutchins have been married for thirty years. For all that time they have lived on Dancing Hill Farm in Dorset. Here they brought up three children, expected to grow old, and imagined they would pass the farm on to one of the boys, like generations of family before them. But things have not gone to plan; Dancing Hill itself is no longer the profitable place it once was. When her children give her a week's painting holiday in Provence the restless Kate seizes it, not realising that by the time she comes back, everything will have changed
 
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English (162)
Dutch (12)
Chinese (2)
Polish (2)
Russian (1)
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