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Mackie, Lesley

Works: 219 works in 475 publications in 1 language and 3,479 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Musicals  Drama  Original cast recordings  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PR6063.C326, 823.914
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Publications about Lesley Mackie
Publications by Lesley Mackie
Most widely held works by Lesley Mackie
The uncommon appeal of clouds by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Isabel Dalhousie leads an enviable life in Edinburgh, with time for cloud-gazing, civilised conversation and good coffee from Cat's delicatessen. Alongside these pastimes, she must also keep pace with the varied pursuits of her musician husband and their young son Charlie, who is exhibiting the first, rather worrying signs of mathematical genius. But an unexpected appeal for help from a collector who has been the victim of an important art theft threatens to take her far outside of her comfort zone. As an incorrigible rescuer of others, Isabel can hardly refuse to assist in the collector's negotiations with those holding his beloved painting, however shadowy the circumstances may be
Voices from the sea by Evelyn Hood( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Widowed Eppie Watt is housekeeper to Alexander Geddes, a wealthy widower with a son, daughter and domineering mother. Alexander's son Duncan, driven away by his grandmother's overpowering personality, returns five years later with ambitious plans for the marble quarry owned by his father. He brings with him Foy, an out-spoken Glaswegian. Against her will, Eppie finds herself drawn to the prickly quarryman even though, for some unknown reason, Foy's arrival in Portsoy fans the flames of a deep, bitter and years-old antagonism between him and Alexander Geddes
The forgotten affairs of youth by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Happy in her Edinburgh kitchen with her husband-to-be and beloved son, Isabel Dalhousie has feelings about parenthood that grow more tender daily. So when Jane, a visiting academic adopted and sent to Australia as a baby, asks for help in tracing her Scottish origins, Isabel cannot refuse. However, in these investigations, habitually upright Isabel finds herself beset by temptation: first, to count her own blessings. Then, the perennial temptation to suspicion - of the iniquitous Professor Lettuce's latest subterfuge, and of her niece Cat's weakness for the wrong man. Meanwhile, the search for Jane's parents turns troubling, and Isabel can hardly prevent herself from interfering
Return to Prior's Ford by Evelyn Hood( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
The course of true love never did run smooth as the Prior's Ford villagers are beginning to discover. The once-failing Tarbethill Farm is facing a happier future thanks to the business plan drawn up by Alison Greenlees, who hopes one day to become the farmer's wife. Sadly, Ewan McNair, now running the farm, has other plans
The sacred art of stealing by Christopher Brookmyre( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
The press tend to talk about bank robbers as daring, ingenious or audacious, never as "Dadaist", even the ones who know what "Dadaist" means.
Mystery in Prior's Ford by Evelyn Hood( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Famous cookery writer Laura Tyler arrives in Prior's Ford determined to become immersed in village life, and the village drama group's forthcoming production of offers her the perfect opportunity. But Laura has cause to regret her involvement when murder calls a halt to rehearsals of the play. As for Constable Neil White, the death means that now he must team up with his estranged wife, Sergeant Gloria Frost, to conduct the subsequent investigation. Prior's Ford is thrown into chaos, with the locals wondering if the killer is a stranger or, worse still, a neighbour. American visitor Amy Rose, with her passion for crosswords and mystery-solving, can't resist dabbling in a spot of amateur sleuthing
A certain freedom by Evelyn Hood( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Hamilton Forsyth's adult children are left reeling in shock when their father leaves for pastures unknown. Left to run the ironmongery shop, Walter seems set to manage the business and marry the suitable Clarissa Pinkerton. Then Walter drops a bombshell on the family - he is going to marry Sarah the pregnant housemaid
A cruel courtship by Candace M Robb( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 libraries worldwide
A gripping new Margaret Kerr mystery Scotland, 1297. In the weeks leading up to the Battle of Stirling Bridge, Margaret Kerr takes up residence in Stirling town. She has come to discover why the informer who had been providing Wallace and Murray with details of the English plans has become unreliable. Although fearful that she may have inherited her mother's visionary gift and curse, and estranged from her husband, Roger, she is as determined as ever to play her part in saving Scotland from the hammer of Edward Longshanks - King of England and would-be King of the Scots. She has accepted the undertaking at the request of James Comyn, kinsman of the deposed Scottish king, John Balliol. But Margaret's loyalty to her friend and the cause is severely tested when Roger is killed, and she suspects James is his murderer. Margaret's spying role has become duplicitous and doubly dangerous
The lost art of gratitude : an Isabel Dalhousie novel by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Isabel Dalhousie, philosopher and amateur solver of other people's problems, meets an old foe, Minty Auchterlonie, at a birthday party attended by their young children. Ambitious Minty, now the head of a small investment bank, is in trouble with her shareholders. Isabel becomes involved, and is drawn into a murky world of financial concealment. Minty is not the only high-flier in Isabel's life; her niece Cat has just become engaged to a tightrope-walking stuntman. Isabel fears his next job - and the engagement - could end in disaster. Meanwhile, her own boyfriend Jamie has marriage in mind too
One sweet moment by Maggie Craig( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
A beautiful, poignant love story and coming-of-age tale set in 1820s EdinburghSince losing their parents, Kate and Andrew Dunbar have been living with their cold-hearted aunt and uncle within the vaults of Edinburgh's South Bridge. Worked relentlessly, Kate has little chance to secure a different way of life for herself and her brother. Then one day Richard Hope walks into her life. An upper-class student training to become a doctor, Richard knows that he and Kate come from very different worlds. Instantly smitten, Richard vows to do whatever it takes to spend his time with her. But as the romance develops, not everyone is happy for the young lovers. Can their fragile relationship survive the pressures of family betrayal and society's disapproval, or will they be forced to part?
Troubled waters by Gillian Galbraith( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
A young, disabled girl is lost on a winter's night in Leith, unable to help herself or find her way home. Someone is combing the streets, frantically searching for her. Within hours of her disappearance, a body is washed up on Beamer Rock, a tiny island in the Forth being used as part of the foundations for the new Queensferry Bridge. No sooner has Detective Inspector Alice Rice managed to discover the identity of that body than another one is washed up on the edge of the estuary, in Belhaven Bay. What is the connection between the two bodies? Has the killer any other victims in their sights and if so, can Alice solve the puzzle before another life is taken?
Brigadoon : original Broadway cast recording by Frederick Loewe( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Presents the original cast recording of ten songs from the 1947 Broadway musical "Brigadoon."
Summerhills by D. E Stevenson( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Summerhills continues the story of the lives and loves of the Ayrton family, in particular that of Major Roger Ayrton M.C., his brother and three young half-sisters. Roger has made the Army his career. Anne has settled down as housekeeper to old Mr Orme, the rector. Nell looks after the old house, and it is upon her that the comfort and well-being of the family depend. A new generation is growing up. The story begins as Roger flies home to Amberwell on leave, full of plans for his family and home
Edge of regret by Janet Woods( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Kenna Mackenzie is determined not to comply with her guardian's wish that she marry an impoverished Scottish laird. But when she defies him, Robert Gilmore throws Kenna out onto the streets of Victorian Edinburgh to fend for herself. Stubbornly determined that she will not give in, she sleeps rough and scrounges for food, until her health fails her. Rescued from the street by a widowed English doctor, Dominic Sterne, Kenna's luck seems to have turned. But Robert has not yet finished with her. He has been conspiring to rob Kenna of her inheritance, and will do everything in his power to stall her in her quest for love and happiness
After you'd gone by Maggie O'Farrell( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Alice Raikes boards a train at King's Cross to visit her sisters in Scotland. Hours later, she steps into traffic on a busy London road and is taken to hospital in a coma. Who or what did she see in Edinburgh that made her return so suddenly? Was the accident a suicide attempt? And what exactly do her family, waiting at her bedside, have to hide?
Double danger by Margaret Thomson Davis( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Jessica McKay, moves to Saudi Arabia to be with her new husband, Brian and at first it feels like paradise. But after the birth of her two children and threatened terrorist attacks on the luxurious compound she decides to return home to the family estate in Glasgow. Brian remains in Saudi, loyal to his highly paid job. Patrick the gardener is employed to clear the overgrown grounds and is charming to Jessica but the children soon find out what he really is like. When a terrible accident befalls their father on his way home to visit the family the children fear the worst
The Grace girls by Geraldine O'Neill( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
It's the 1950's and two sheltered sisters, Heather and Kirsty, are growing up in Rowanhill near Glasgow yearning for a different kind of life
Amberwell by D. E Stevenson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Five young Ayrtons all grew up at Amberwell, playing in the gardens and preparing themselves to venture out into the world. To each of these children, Amberwell meant something different, but common to all of them was the idea that Amberwell was more than just where they lived - it was part of them. Amberwell drove one of its children into a reckless marriage and healed another of his wounds and there was one child who stayed at home and gave up her life to keep things running smoothly
The kilt maker by Anne Douglas( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Kilt maker Kirsty Muir finds life hard in 1960s Edinburgh, where money is tight and excitement hard to find. When a charming Scottish fiddler, Jack MacIver, comes into her life and introduces her to a glamorous new world, it seems she has finally found her way out. But Kirsty is left broken-hearted, when he disappears off on tour. Her heart is mended by Andrew Macrae, owner of the kilt shop, and it seems as though Kirsty will find happiness after all. That is until the day when she finds Jake waiting outside her door, full of apologies and claims of love. Should Kirsty follow her first love or settle for the dependability of Andrew? Or is there another way.?
The charming quirks of others by Alexander McCall Smith( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and curious observer of the behaviour of her fellow man, is approached by a friend at a local boarding school that is planning to appoint a new headmaster; an anonymous letter has arrived suggesting that one of the shortlisted candidates has a compromising past. But which one is it? Isabel is once again drawn into an investigation, and finds herself exploring dilemmas of human weakness and forgiveness. She turns to her fiance Jamie for advice, but he too appears to have something to hide
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