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Bishop, Diana

Works: 418 works in 869 publications in 1 language and 7,934 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Humorous fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Other
Classifications: PR6057.R386, 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
The course of honour by Lindsey Davis( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 131 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 )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 119 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
A prize for Sister Catherine by Kathleen Rowntree( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 113 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.--
The garden party by Sarah Challis( Sound Recording )
10 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
Five quarters of the orange by Joanne Harris( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 89 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 81 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
The multiple cat by Marian Babson( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 73 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
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
Guilt trip by Judith Cutler( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
From the moment Lina Townend and Griff Tripp, set up their antiques stall at the weekend fair, Lina knows they¡ve made a mistake. But Lina¡s day is brightened when local director Emilia Cosworth begs Griff to take part in her latest play. Lina¡s own good luck seems in short supply. Griff's frequent rehearsals put strain on her relationship with DI Morris; a new antiques centre threatens their business; and Lina is visited by a man who wants her to work for him and seems disinclined to take no for an answer. But worse is yet to come - when a series of "pranks" played on the cast of Curtain Call turn nasty, Lina wonders if the name of the play might be an omen
Chocolat : compact disc pack by Joanne Harris( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 67 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 house by the Dvina : a Russian childhood by Eugenie Fraser( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 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
Deadly deceit by Marian Babson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 63 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
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 West London with Noel - her second husband whose main ambition in life is to sharpen his golf handicap in time for retirement. But Alice's once-famous bohemian mother Jocelyn, residing in shabby splendour in a crumbling house on a cliff top in Cornwall, becomes ill and Alice, with her daughter and stepson, goes to look after her. Strong language. 2003
The grass widow's tale by Ellis Peters( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 62 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 61 libraries worldwide
The daughter of a fashion designer rebels against her mother's glamorous lifestyle
Introducing Agatha Raisin by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death: Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely, and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest. But her recipe for social advancement sours when the judge not only snubs her entry, but falls over dead. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet: Since the new vet in town is young and good looking, Agatha's perfectly healthy tabby endures a nasty physical exam in the name of romance. Unfortunately, his sacrifice is all for naught when the vet is soon found dead
Agatha Raisin and the vicious vet by M. C Beaton( file )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Agatha lets sleeping vets lie ... Retired PR boss Agatha Raisin is enjoying life in her pretty Cotswold village of Carsely. It even seems likely that the attractive new vet, Paul Bladen, has taken a shine to her. But before romance can blossom, Paul is killed in an accident with Lord Pendlebury's horse. Only the circumstances are rather suspicious. Agatha decides she must once more play amateur investigator. And this cloud has a silver lining - she can persuade her usually stand-offish neighbour, James Lacey, to become her partner in the quest. As usual, Agatha is quite prepared to rush in, heedless of the lurking menace to both James and herself
Living up to a legend : my adventures with Billy Bishop's ghost by Diana Bishop( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Diana never knew her famous grandfather, First World War flying ace Billy Bishop. Still, his heroic legacy has towered over Diana even from the grave, shaping her life in ways that she never expected. Now she presents a granddaughter's view of this Canadian icon
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