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Mackie, Lesley

Works: 154 works in 332 publications in 1 language and 3,257 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Love stories  Satire  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Musicals 
Roles: Performer, Narrator
Classifications: M1505.L648, 782.14
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Publications about Lesley Mackie
Publications by Lesley Mackie
Most widely held works by Lesley Mackie
The sacred art of stealing by Christopher Brookmyre( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The press tends to talk about bank robberies as daring, ingenious or audacious, never as "Dadaist", even the ones who know what "Dadaist" means. But how else does one explain choreographed dancing gunmen in Buchanan Street, or the surreal methods they use to stay one step ahead of the cops? Angelique do Xavia is no art critic, but she is a connoisseur of crooks, and she's sure that this heist isn't the work of the usual sawn-offs-and-black-tights criminal. It's her job to hunt this unique species of thief to extinction - though the fact that it's not just his modus operandi that's cute might prove a distraction. This thief, however, has greater concerns than his own safety, and a secret agenda more valuable than anything he might steal. He can afford to play cat and mouse with a female cop; it might even be necessary
Voices from the sea by Evelyn Hood( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 68 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
A cruel courtship by Candace M Robb( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 66 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
After you'd gone by Maggie O'Farrell( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 60 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?
A certain freedom [sound recording] by Evelyn Hood( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 56 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
Summerhills by D. E Stevenson( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 54 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
A star to steer by by Maggie Craig( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
When her father dies, Ellie has little option but to go into service. Her new life put her in contact with two very different men. Both relationships, threaten to tear her apart. Can she make the right choice?
The final pattern by Tessa Barclay( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Jenny Armstrong, mistress of the thriving Corvill and Son weaving business, returns to her native Scotland determined to achieve prosperity and comfort for her reunited family. But the death of her brother Ned brings disruption and harm ... Once again young Heather Armstrong is caught up in her widowed aunt Lucy's machinations; Jenny's rekindled love affair with her husband Ronald is threatened, and strangers lurk in doorways to spy on the Armstrongs and their friends. Jenny uncovers a terrible secret in Lucy's past that still demands vengeance, and there is an unknown enemy to be reckoned with ... The Final Pattern is the compelling sequel to A Web of Dreams and Broken Threads also available from Soundings
A trust betrayed by Candace M Robb( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Set in Edinburgh, Scotland in the late 13th century, at the time of Robert the Bruce and the Scottish rebellion against the English. Margaret Kerr, a young widow, decides she must seek out the truth about murdered husband, in a city at war, rife with dark secrets and dangerous loyalties
Brigadoon original Broadway cast recording by Frederick Loewe( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Presents the original cast recording of ten songs from the 1947 Broadway musical "Brigadoon."
Amberwell by D. E Stevenson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 45 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 Grace girls by Geraldine O'Neill( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 44 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
Monday girl by Doris Davidson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
After the death of her father, 10-year-old Renee and her mother are forced to open up their Aberdeen home to two lodgers. An impressionable and romantic child, Renee grows up weaving romantic fantasies around both men, firstly the dependable Jack and later the charming Fergus, who cements her obsession with him by seducing her, then breaking her heart. With the advent of the Second World War, Renee is thrown into further turmoil as the two men of her life are sent into action, leaving her to a whirlwind of RAF sergeants stationed in the area. It is during this period that she meets and falls in love with Glynn, and the pair decide to marry. However, something remains wrong in Renee's world...could her secret fear of Mondays be the reason for her inability to find lasting happiness?
Edge of regret by Janet Woods( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 42 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
The berryfields of Blair by Anne Forsyth( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Following the loss of her son William in World War I, and the subsequent death of her husband, Betsy Meldrum is determined to make a success of the family farm. Despite having help from her two daughters, Marian and Elspeth, she eventually has to give up and sell the farm. Marian makes a fresh start as a teacher at the local school, but her relationship with the new farm-owner, Paul Holt, begins badly. As Paul tries to make a success of the berry farm, the Meldrums begin to adjust to their new life, until a stranger arrives from France with startling news
The nickum by Doris Davidson( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Willie Fowlie's grandmother calls him a "nickum"--A mischievous boy who often acts instinctively, bearing little consideration for the consequences of his actions. However, Willie's headmaster recognises his potential and finances his matriculation at University along with his daughter, Millie. Within weeks of the outbreak of war, Willie's oldest friend enlists in the army. Implored to sign up with him, Willie feels duty-bound to his sponsor to finish his degree and turns him down. Two years later, news arrives announcing that his friend has been killed in action. Racked with guilt, Willie abandons his education and volunteers for the Gordon Highlanders. The course of his life is now completely changed, but can the "nickum" ever atone for the decisions that he has made?
One sweet moment by Maggie Craig( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 40 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?
When the lights come on again by Maggie Craig( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
With the outbreak of war, Liz gets her chance to nurse. While in training another student captures Liz's heart and she is devastated when he is deported as an enemy alien
The Balfour twins by Betty McInnes( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Four-year-old Annette and Lisette Balfour are sent to live in Scotland after their mother dies in the Spanish flu epidemic of 1919. But when an opportunity arises for Lisette to move to London with her mother's wealthy sister, the family seizes it. As they grow up, Annie and Lisette live very different lives, but the bond between the sisters is a deep one. Then the Second World War arrives, and Lizzie trains as an agent. She is sent to Occupied France, bringing deadly danger to both herself and her relatives. The sisters' love must survive hardship, tragedy and the horrors of war in order to emerge stronger than ever
Ginger Street by Anne Douglas( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Although the Millars and the Riettis are neighbors on Ginger Street their economic and social circumstances couldn't be more different
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