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Bishop, Diana

Overview
Works: 411 works in 814 publications in 1 language and 8,031 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Anecdotes 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Other
Classifications: PS3552.R2147, 823.914
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Publications about Diana Bishop
Publications by Diana Bishop
Most widely held works about Diana Bishop
 
Most widely held works by Diana Bishop
Agatha Raisin and the vicious vet by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
In Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death, Agatha determines to make her mark by winning the local baking competition. When the judge is poisoned by her efforts, she investigates and uncovers a web of extra-marital sex and pastry-based favors. In Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet, a handsome vet is found stabbed with a syringeful of tranquilizer. Was it an accident or did someone put him to sleep?
Talking about detective fiction by P. D James( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Talking about the craft of detective writing and sharing her personal observations on one of the most popular and enduring forms of literature, P.D. James examines the challenges of a genre which has fascinated her for nearly fifty years. From the Golden Age of detective writing between the wars, to the achievements of the present and a glimpse at the future, P.D. James explores the metamorphosis of a genre which has entertained the popular imagination
The course of honour by Lindsey Davis( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Ancient Rome's most turbulent period is recreated in this story of the Emperor Vespasian and his mistress, Caenis, a freed slave. As their forbidden romance blossoms, she is embroiled in political intrigue, while he embarks on a glorious career
Bad heir day by Wendy Holden( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Anna, recently dumped by her boyfriend, ends up working for Cassandra, the social climber from hell with a philandering rock star husband! Anna, desperate to escape, meets Jamie, the heir to a Scottish castle, but she shouldn't believe her luck
A prize for Sister Catherine by Kathleen Rowntree( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
The Prioress at Albion Priory is old and in poor health, and must name her successor. But her fruitless management has led to spiritual discontent and financial peril. There are two very different candidates to choose from: sister Margaret, bold, bossy, stopping at nothing to get her own way; and Sister Catherine, whohas a more innate spirituality that may benefit the group in the long run. Only sweeping reforms can save the convent from ruin.--
Five quarters of the orange by Joanne Harris( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Set in occupied France, this is the story of a successful woman whose carefully constructed and hidden past threatens to be exposed by her profiteering nephew
The constant princess by Philippa Gregory( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Katherine of Aragon is born to parents who are both rulers and warriors. Aged four, she is betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales and is raised to be Queen of England. She never doubts that it is her fate to rule that far-off, wet, cold land. Her faith is tested when her prospective father-in-law is rude to her: Arthur seems litle better than a boy; the food is strange and the customs coarse ... Slowly she adapts and life as Arthur's wife grows ever more bearable. But when Arthur dies, she is determined to fulfil her destiny by marrying his spoilt younger brother, Henry. His father and grandmother are against it; her powerful parents prove little use. Yet Katherine has a fighting spirit: she will do anything to achieve her aim - even if it means telling the greatest lie and holding to it
The garden party by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 92 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
Eternity ring by Patricia Wentworth( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Detective Sergeant Frank Abbott asks Miss Maud Silver for help when Mary Stokes reports having witnessed the murder of a woman wearing unusual earrings in the "eternity ring" pattern, but no one can find the body
The multiple cat by Marian Babson( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
When A woman is mistaken for a top interior designer and invited to redecorate a reclusive millionaire's London flat, she little realices what the deception will lead to; she gets into character, finding that of all the people in his life, the only one he cares about is Sally, a stray cat
Deadly deceit by Marian Babson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
'Who says we're a dysfunctional family?' Having just arrived home to England from New York, Margot knows that her choice of phrase is too near the mark. Margot's cousin Chloe is in Holloway prison for murdering her twin sister Claudia, their mother has withdrawn into a world of romance novels, and Claudia's 14 year old daughter refuses to leave her bed. Only Tikki the cat seems to have the measure of them all. It's not until a second body is found and the murderer is revealed that he finally agrees to come home
Chocolat by Joanne Harris( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
A young widow opens a chocolate shop in a French village, transforming its normally austere inhabitants into unabashed sensualists. The event coincides with Lent, and the villagers' rejection of traditional self-denial angers the parish priest who declares war
The Pursued by C. S Forester( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Marjorie had never seen a dead body until she got home one summer evening and found her sister Dot on the kitchen floor in a pretty dress, with her head in the oven. She looked peaceful. But their mother suspects that Dot's death was far from natural
Act of will by Barbara Taylor Bradford( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The daughter of a fashion designer rebels against her mother's glamorous lifestyle
The grass widow's tale by Ellis Peters( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Bunty a grass widow & depressed at turning 41 stops at the local pub where she becomes involved with the mystery of a distraught stranger. When the situation turns terrifying Bunty worries that she may not live to be older
Cats in Concord by Doreen Tovey( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 65 libraries worldwide
After many years of keeping Siamese cats in a remote cottage in Somerset, Doreen Tovey has come to the conclusion that the breed grows more delinquent by the generation. More stories about the delightful, though delinquent, Siamese cat
Emma's secret by Barbara Taylor Bradford( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
The book the fans have been waiting for: the sequel to A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE EMMA'S SECRET is vintage Barbara Taylor Bradford, filled with passion, intrigue and drama. Paula O'Neill, beloved grand-daughter of the legendary Emma Harte and guardian of her business empire, believes that all Emma left to the family is secure. But beneath a calm surface, sibling rivalry and discontent is seething. Into this volatile state comes Evan Hughes from America, whose own grandmother had told her to find Emma Harte - and Evan bears an uncanny resemblance to Paula. Only in Emma's diary can a long-held secret be revealed
Not quite a Geisha by Marian Babson( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Evangeline and Trixie enter a taxidermist's store and discover the body of the owner
Away from it all by Judy Astley( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Alice has a scrupulously organized, comfortable life in London with her husband. But, when she travels to Cornwall to look after her mother she begins to question her way of life
The house by the Dvina : a Russian childhood by Eugenie Fraser( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 libraries worldwide
A unique & moving account of life in Russia before, during & immediately after the Revolution, 'The House by the Dvina' is the fascinating story of two families, separated in culture & geography, but bound together by a Russian-Scottish marriage
 
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