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Amato, Bianca

Works: 94 works in 375 publications in 1 language and 17,398 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Psychological fiction  Personal narratives  Suspense fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PR6057.R386, 813.6
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Publications about Bianca Amato
Publications by Bianca Amato
Most widely held works about Bianca Amato
Most widely held works by Bianca Amato
The red queen by Philippa Gregory( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,674 libraries worldwide
Determined to see her son Henry on the throne of England, pious Margaret Beaufort arranges politically advantageous marriages, sends her son out of the country for his safety, and lays secret plans for a battle between the houses of York and Lancaster
The white princess by Philippa Gregory( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 996 libraries worldwide
White Princess Elizabeth of York is forced to marry her enemy, Henry Tudor, after he murders her lover, Richard III, on the battlefield. The situation is made complicated by Henry's paranoid fear that a true heir to the throne is outside England somewhere. When Henry's fear is realized, Elizabeth is divided between her loyalty to the heir who is her brother and her new husband, who she finds she is coming to love
Her fearful symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 954 libraries worldwide
When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leavers her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt, only knew that their mother, too, was a twin, and Elspeth her sister. Julia and Valentina are semi-normal American teenagers--with seemingly little interest in college, finding jobs, or anything outside their cozy home in the suburbs of Chicago, and with an abnormally intense attachment to one another. They are twenty. The girls move to Elspeth's flat, which borders Highgate Cemetery in London. They come to know the building's other residents. There is Martin, a brilliant and charming crossword puzzle setter suffering from crippling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Marjike, Martin's devoted but trapped wife, and Robert, Elspeth's elusive lover, a scholar of the cemetery. As the girls become embroiled in the fraying lives of their aunt's neighbors, they also discover that much is still alive in Highgate, including--perhaps--their aunt, who can't seem to leave her old apartment and life behind. Niffenegger weaves a captivating story in Her Fearful Symmetry about love and identity, about secrets and sisterhood, and about the tenacity of life--even after death
The lady of the rivers by Philippa Gregory( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Descended from the river goddess Melusina, Jacquetta is blessed with second sight. As a young girl, she meets her uncle's captive, Joan of Arc, and realizes that they share the same abilities right before Joan's horrific death. Eventually, she is married off to the Duke of Bedford, and is introduced to alchemy. When the Duke dies, the talented widow finds love in the arms of her friend, the Duke's squire Richard Woodville
The kingmaker's daughter by Philippa Gregory( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 857 libraries worldwide
The gripping story of the daughters of the man known as the "Kingmaker," Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters Anne and Isabel as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right
Rainbow's end : a memoir of childhood, war and an African farm by Lauren St. John( file )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 libraries worldwide
In 1978, in the final, bloodiest phase of the Rhodesian civil war, 11-year-old Lauren St John moves with her family to Rainbow's End, a wild, beautiful farm and game reserve set on the banks of a slowflowing river. The house has been the scene of a horrific attack by guerrillas, and when Lauren's family settles there, a chain of events is set in motion that will change her life irrevocably. This memoir captures the beauty and danger of life in the African bush. At the height of the war, Lauren rides through the wilderness on her horse, Morning Star, encountering lions, crocodiles, snakes, vicious ostriches, and mad cows. The constant threat of ruthless guerrillas prowling the land underscores everything, making each day more dangerous, vivid, and prized than the last
Sovay by Celia Rees( file )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 768 libraries worldwide
In 1794 England, the rich and beautiful Sovay, disguised as a highwayman, acquires papers that could lead to her father's arrest for treason, and soon her newly-awakened political consciousness leads her and a compatriot to France during the Revolution
The taming of the queen by Philippa Gregory( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
Kateryn Parr, 30 year old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives, King Henry VIII, commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom
Three sisters, three queens by Philippa Gregory( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined with Margaret's younger sister Mary to a sisterhood unique in the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Through betrayals, dangers, loss, and passion, they find the only constant in their lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king
The king's curse by Philippa Gregory( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen; to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors
Dragon's keep by Janet Lee Carey( file )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
In 1145 A.D., as foretold by Merlin, fourteen-year-old Rosalind, who will be the twenty-first Pendragon Queen of Wilde Island, has much to accomplish to fulfill her destiny, while hiding from her people the dragon's claw she was born with that reflects only one of her mother's dark secrets
The thirteenth tale [a novel] by Diane Setterfield( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Margaret Lea, a London bookseller's daughter, has written an obscure biography that suggests deep understanding of siblings. She is contacted by renowned aging author Vida Winter, who finally wishes to tell her own, long-hidden, life story. Margaret travels to Yorkshire, where she interviews the dying writer, walks the remains of her estate at Angelfield and tries to verify the old woman's tale of a governess, a ghost and more than one abandoned baby. With the aid of colorful Aurelius Love, Margaret puzzles out generations of Angelfield: destructive Uncle Charlie; his elusive sister, Isabelle; their unhappy parents; Isabelle's twin daughters, Adeline and Emmeline; and the children's caretakers
The queen's fool by Philippa Gregory( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
The Queen's Fool, set in England's Tudor period, tells the story of Hannah Green, a 14-year-old Jewish girl with the startling ability to foresee the future. Ostensibly serving as a fool for Queen Mary, Hannah is actually charged with spying on the queen's half-sister, Elizabeth. Embroiled in court intrigue, Hannah finds herself caught in a web of political maneuverings that threaten her budding romance with a lord and cast her life in peril
Steamed a Steampunk romance by Katie MacAlister( file )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 497 libraries worldwide
"Computer technician Jack Fletcher is no hero, despite his unwelcome reputation as one. he's just been the victim of bizarre circumstances. His sister happens to disturb one of his nanoelectrical system experiments and suddenly they aren't where they're supposed to be, and don't know where they are ..."--Page 4 of book cover
The thirteenth tale : a novel by Diane Setterfield( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales
Saturn's children by Charles Stross( file )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Sometime in the twenty-third century, humanity went extinct leaving only androids behind. Freya Nakamichi 47 is a femmebot, one of the last of her kind still functioning. With no humans left to pay for the pleasures she provides, she agrees to transport a mysterious package from Mercury to Mars. Unfortunately for Freya, she has just made herself a moving target for some very powerful, very determined humanoids who will stop at nothing to possess the contents of the package
The ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty( file )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Student essays, scholarship committee members' notes, and other writings reveal interactions between a group of modern-day students at an exclusive New South Wales high school and their strange connection to a young Irishman transported to Australia in the early 1800s
The other queen by Philippa Gregory( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Following the lines of The Other Boleyn Girl, Gregory presents the experiences of Mary Queen of Scots during her long imprisonment in England from a new perspective that reveals as much about the England of Elizabeth as the tragic life of her half sister
Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
In this sequel to Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, the author returns to Africa and the story of her unforgettable family. In this book she braids a multilayered narrative around the perfectly lit, Happy Valley era Africa of her mother's childhood; the boiled cabbage grimness of her father's English childhood; and the darker, civil war torn Africa of her own childhood. At its heart, this is the story of Fuller's mother, Nicola. Born on the Scottish Isle of Skye and raised in Kenya, Nicola holds dear the kinds of values most likely to get you hurt or killed in Africa: loyalty to blood, passion for land, and a holy belief in the restorative power of all animals. The author interviewed her mother at length and has captured her inimitable voice with remarkable precision. We see Nicola and Tim Fuller in their lavender colored honeymoon period, when east Africa lies before them with all the promise of its liquid equatorial light, even as the British empire in which they both believe wanes. But in short order, an accumulation of mishaps and tragedies bump up against history until the couple finds themselves in a world they hardly recognize. We follow the Fullers as they hopscotch the continent, running from war and unspeakable heartbreak, from Kenya to Rhodesia to Zambia, even returning to England briefly. But just when it seems that Nicola has been broken entirely by Africa, it is the African earth itself that revives her. A story of survival and madness, love and war, loyalty and forgiveness, this book is an intimate exploration of the author's family. In the end we find Nicola and Tim at a coffee table under their Tree of Forgetfulness on the banana and fish farm where they plan to spend their final days. In local custom, the Tree of Forgetfulness is where villagers meet to resolve disputes and it is here that the Fullers at last find an African kind of peace. -- From publisher
The Boleyn inheritance by Philippa Gregory( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
An only survivor of the ambitious Boleyn family, lady-in-waiting Jane Boleyn testifies against Henry VIII's latest queen, Anne of Cleves, and conspires to place her young cousin, Catherine Howard, on the throne
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