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Duerden, Susan

Works: 82 works in 285 publications in 1 language and 13,449 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Domestic fiction  Young adult works  Drama  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3619.H3365, 813.6
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Publications about Susan Duerden
Publications by Susan Duerden
Most widely held works by Susan Duerden
The tiger's wife [a novel] by Téa Obreht( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. Secrets her outwardly cheerful hosts have chosen not to tell her. Secrets involving the strange family digging for something in the surrounding vineyards. Secrets hidden in the landscape itself
The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society a novel by Mary Ann Shaffer( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 989 libraries worldwide
It's a book club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island. Juliet Ashton, a London writer, converses in letters with the Society's members, learning about their lives, their island, their taste in books, and the impact that the recent German occupation has had on all of them. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail to meet these people with whom she has found connection
The dressmaker a novel by Kate Alcott( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 985 libraries worldwide
A spirited young maid on board the Titanic captures the attentions of two men, a kindhearted sailor and an enigmatic Chicago millionaire, and barely escapes with her life before witnessing media scorn targeting her famous designer mistress
Chime by Franny Billingsley( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 858 libraries worldwide
In the early twentieth century in Swampsea, seventeen-year-old Briony, who can see the spirits that haunt the marshes around their town, feels responsible for her twin sister's horrible injury until a young man enters their lives and exposes secrets that even Briony does not know about
The Eyre affair by Jasper Fforde( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is disappointed by the ending of Jane Eyre. But in this world there are policemen who can travel across time, a Welsh republic - and a woman called Thursday Next
The bride's farewell by Meg Rosoff( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
1850 in rural England, and not wanting to suffer the burden of caring for an ever-increasing number of children like her mother, Pell runs away from home on horseback the day she's to marry her childhood sweetheart
Mr. Chartwell a novel by Rebecca Hunt( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
July 1964. Chartwell House, Kent: Winston Churchill wakes at dawn. There's a dark, mute "presence" in the room that focuses on him with rapt concentration. It's Mr. Chartwell. Soon after, in London, Esther Hammerhans, a librarian at the House of Commons, goes to answer the door to her new lodger. Through the glass she sees a vast silhouette the size of a mattress. It's Mr. Chartwell. Charismatic, dangerously seductive, Mr. Chartwell unites the eminent statesman at the end of his career and the vulnerable young woman. But can they withstand Mr. Chartwell's strange, powerful charms and his stranglehold on their lives? Can they even explain who or what he is and why he has come to visit?
Princess Elizabeth's spy [a Maggie Hope mystery] by Susan Elia MacNeal( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
"Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Churchill's secretary. Now Maggie returns to protect Britain's beloved royals against an international plot--one that could change the course of history. As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5. Spirited, strong-willed, and possessing one of the sharpest minds in government for mathematics and code-breaking, she fully expects to be sent abroad to gather intelligence for the British front. Instead, to her great disappointment, she is dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in math. Yet castle life quickly proves more dangerous--and deadly--than Maggie ever expected. The upstairs-downstairs world at Windsor is thrown into disarray by a shocking murder, which draws Maggie into a vast conspiracy that places the entire royal family in peril. And as she races to save England from a most disturbing fate, Maggie realizes that a quick wit is her best defense, and that the smallest clues can unravel the biggest secrets, even within her own family"--
His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
"World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. After serving as a secret agent to protect Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive--a black ops organization designed to aid the British effort abroad--and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very heart of the German war machine. Relying on her quick wit and keen instincts, Maggie infiltrates the highest level of Berlin society, gathering information to pass on to London headquarters. But the secrets she unveils will expose a darker, more dangerous side of the war--and of her own past"--Container
Postman Pat : the movie ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Postman Pat is about to become an overnight sensation as he is propelled into the spotlight after singing in a TV talent contest. Will the lure of fame convince Pat to leave the village of Greendale behind? And will he bring his trusty black and white cat Jess along for the ride?
The crystal skull by Manda Scott( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Stella and Kit Cody find the crystal skull hidden in the 16th century by the benefactor of Kit's college. The skull is one of thirteen and according to Mayan prophecy all thirteen must be in their appropriate places on December 12, 2012 to avert the end of the world
Oracles of Delphi Keep by Victoria Laurie( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
In 1938, three orphans--Theo, Carl, and Ian, ages ten to thirteen--lead three teachers through a portal that takes them from Dover, England, to Morocco in their quest to locate six silver boxes before the ancient prophecies therein are found by the evil Demogorgon's offspring
The Thickety : a path begins by J. A White( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Hand in hand, the witch's children walked down the empty road. When Kara Westfall was six years old, her mother was convicted of the worst of all crimes: witchcraft. Years later, Kara and her little brother, Taff, are still shunned by the people of their village, who believe that nothing is more evil than magic . . . except, perhaps, the mysterious forest that covers nearly the entire island. It has many names, this place. Sometimes it is called the Dark Wood, or Sordyr's Realm
A lady cyclist's guide to Kashgar a novel by Suzanne Joinson( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
In 1923, devout Eva English and her not-so-religious sister Lizzie embark on a journey to be missionaries in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar
The rook a novel by Daniel O'Malley( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
'The body you are wearing used to be mine.' So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to track down the agents who want to destroy her. She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain
The book of the maidservant by Rebecca Barnhouse( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
In 1413, a young maidservant accompanies her deeply religious mistress, Dame Margery Kempe, on a pilgrimage to Rome
Three weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James( file )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
The next fabulous romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James. Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized façade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India. Exquisite, headstrong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks. But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them... Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option. But there is only one thing that will make India his... the one thing Thorn can't afford to lose... his fierce and lawless heart
A kiss at midnight by Eloisa James( file )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Miss Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales...or happily ever after.Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince...and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman--a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions
Park lane by Frances Osborne( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
"When eighteen-year-old Grace Campbell arrives in London in 1914, she's unable to fulfill her family's ambitions and find a position as an office secretary. Lying to her parents and her brother, Michael, she takes a job as a housemaid at Number 35, Park Lane, where she is quickly caught up in lives of its inhabitants-- in particular, those of its privileged son, Edward, and daughter, Beatrice, who is recovering from a failed relationship that would have taken her away from an increasingly stifling life. Desperate to find a new purpose, Bea joins a group of radical suffragettes and strikes up an intriguing romance with an impassioned young lawyer. Unbeknownst to each of the young women, the choices they make amid the rapidly changing world of WWI will connect their chances at future happiness in dramatic and inevitable ways" -- Container
The Prime Minister's secret agent a Maggie Hope mystery by Susan Elia MacNeal( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Returning from her undercover mission in Berlin, Maggie Hope has returns to one of her old spy training camps in western Scotland and is drawn against her will into another web of danger, this time involving a terrifying biological weapon secretly developed and stockpiled by Churchill for the anticipated Nazi invasion. Maggie's failure to solve a series of deadly poisonings could endanger the lives of the entire British civilian population--but what will be the cost of success?
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