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Bishop, Diana

Overview
Works: 405 works in 804 publications in 1 language and 8,221 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 by Diana Bishop
Agatha Raisin and the vicious vet by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
In the delightful Cotswold village of Carsely, the air is heady with romance. Agatha Raisin is convinced that the new vet has taken a shine to her. But before she can get anywhere, handsome Dr. Paul Bladen is accidently killed while attending to Lord Pendlebury's horse. So was it really an accident? All the evidence points that way, but the circumstances are decidely suspicious
Talking about detective fiction by P. D James( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 203 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 )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 148 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
Sixpenny girl by Meg Hutchinson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Helpless Saran stands by as her mother and sister are sold by her stepfather. Although penniless and friendless she swears she will not rest until she secures her family's release
A prize for Sister Catherine by Kathleen Rowntree( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 127 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.--
Bad heir day by Wendy Holden( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Anna Farrier learns the hard way that in some careers, high-powered connections mean far more than actual talent. So, she becomes assistant to Cassandra Knight, author of scorching blockbusters whose real forte is social climbing. Unfortunately, the ad Anna answered is Cassandra's latest plan to bamboozle someone into becoming nanny to her son Zak--a post no one in his or her right mind would want
Five quarters of the orange by Joanne Harris( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire, smooth and brown as a sunning snake - but hiding a deadly undertow beneath its moving surface. This is where Framboise, a secretive widow named after a raspberry liqueur, plies her culinary trade at the creperie - and lets her memory play strange games. Into this world comes the threat of revelation as Framboise's nephew - a profiteering Parisian - attempts to exploit the growing success of the country recipes whe has inherited from her mother, a woman remembered with contempt by the villagers of Les Laveuses. As the split blood of a tragic wartime childhood flows again, exposure beckons for Framboise, the widow with an invented past
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
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 little 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
Eternity ring by Patricia Wentworth( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 82 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 81 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 76 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 76 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 grass widow's tale by Ellis Peters( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 72 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
Act of will by Barbara Taylor Bradford( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
The daughter of a fashion designer rebels against her mother's glamorous lifestyle
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 68 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
Emma's secret by Barbara Taylor Bradford( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
The sequel to 'A woman of substance' this 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
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
The Pursued by C. S Forester( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 65 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
Not quite a Geisha by Marian Babson( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Dame Cecile Savoy needs all the support she can get when her pet dies. She opts to have her pet stuffed rather than buried and sends her friends to check out the taxidermists. As they enter his shop they find him dead. Inside the shop is a rare, very much alive Japanese Bobtail cat. Then the shop explodes in an arson attack and the friends are plunged into an intrigue of murder and larceny
 
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