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Dewar, Isla

Overview
Works: 53 works in 284 publications in 10 languages and 5,169 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Young adult works  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6054.E933, 823.914
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Publications about Isla Dewar
Publications by Isla Dewar
Most widely held works by Isla Dewar
Dancing in a distant place by Isla Dewar( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
Reeling from her husband's recent death and the discovery that he had gambled away their home and savings, Iris Chisholm takes a teaching position in a tiny Scottish Highland community, where she becomes involved in the troubles of her charges and pursues relationships with two men
A winter bride by Isla Dewar( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
While her mother regards the Locarno dancehall as a den of iniquity, for seventeen year old, shop girl, Nell mcClusky, it's the centre of the universe. Where else is she going to meet the man of her dreams who'll take her away from the hum-drum realities of life on a coucil estate in 1950s Edinburgh?
Giving up on ordinary by Isla Dewar( Book )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Megs, a single mother of three who works as a housekeeper to make ends meet, sets out to turn her life around, getting a job singing at a blues club, embarking on a secret love affair, and beginning to stand up for herself
Izzy's war by Isla Dewar( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Vicar's daughter Izzy feels hugely guilty that she's having a very good war. Having learned to fly in a travelling circus before the war, she's now joined the Air Transport Auxiliary as one of their few female pilots and is having the time of her life
Getting out of the house by Isla Dewar( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
As a child, Nora waged war on her mother, Maisie. It relieved the hurt she felt when she overheard Maisie say she preferred her older daughter, Cathryn. Now, Nora lives in Edinburgh, far from her gaudily decorated suburban London home and the volatile Maisie. She is introduced to a circle of friends who all work in the same publisher's offices. In Brendan, the gentle deputy editor, she finds a friend who shares her deprecating humour, and fascination with trivia, as they chat and walk about town. And in Nathan, she finds a lover she adores. Though always braced for betrayal, this time it takes her by storm. It is only when she learns to forgive, and be forgiven, that she begins to come to terms with her past
The consequences of marriage by Isla Dewar( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
When James McElroy read Bibi Saunders' advert for a lodger, he pictures a glamorous landlady with whom he will have a pleasant, bantering relationship. In fact Bibi is in her seventies, once beautiful, now wise, and full of joie de vivre. Soon she inveigles the diffident James into driving her on a trip across Britain in her vintage car, visiting her family. As they travel, Bibi tells her story
Keeping up with Magda by Isla Dewar( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
In the Scottish fishing village of Mareth, everyone knows everything about each other - and what they don't know they assume. The villagers live against a constantly changing backdrop of elaborate scheming and sexual innuendo. At the hub of this world is the Ocean Cafe, run by tousle-haired, forty-something Magda, who makes grown mean eat their greens, won't serve customers she doesn't like, and loves her children and their father with a passion. Her comments might cause laughter or fury - but Magda's never boring. When Jessie Tate rents the flat above the cafe in an escape from her city life, her dream of peace and solitude is shattered by the rock 'n' roll music thudding through her floor. But perhaps a dose of life in an intimate, utterly self-absorbed community is just what Jessie needs to escape from her ghosts
Two kinds of wonderful by Isla Dewar( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Ten years have passed since Roz left her family behind when she walked out on her husband. Now, drawn back by the death of their grandmother, she finds herself embroiled in the lives of her grown-up children
The woman who painted her dreams by Isla Dewar( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Madeline Green adores her father, her hero. She thinks him a wonder. When he dies, Madeline, still in her teens, stumbles forward into life with one burning ambition - to paint. Seeking release from her frustrated desires by painting her dreams, she at last discovers the true Madeline and finds recognition. Or rather recognition finds her
The Cherry Sundae Company by Isla Dewar( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
You have to bide your time when you live a life of crime. That's what we discovered when we founded The Cherry Sundae Company. It seemed to us there was only so much money in the world and some people had too much. Others hadn't enough. You could say we were vigilantes
Women talking dirty by Isla Dewar( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 153 libraries worldwide
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It could happen to you by Isla Dewar( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Driven by a burning ambition to travel the world, Rowan fled from the Scottish town where she grew up. When unforeseeable events force her back, trailing scandal in her wake, it is not the end but an unexpected new beginning. Could it be that home is where she will find what she is looking for?
Walking with rainbows by Isla Dewar( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Minnie is fascinated by the unusual Briggsy. He shares with her his passion for cooking, the stars and his talent for buying and selling things. But his family works in the fairground, so he never lives anywhere for long. This is a story about growing up, friendship and learning about life. This book is suitable for reluctant readers of 14 plus, with a reading age of eight years and above. It is printed on cream paper, which is proven to be more restful on the eye. The font is specially designed to encourage a smooth and easy read. There are frequent page breaks, short, headed chapters and illustrations on almost every page. A wide range of specialists, including children themselves, have read and commented on the book prior to publication
Izzy's war by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Izzy has joined the Air Transport Authority and can't believe her luck. She's getting to do the thing she loves most: flying. On the ground she is a woman who longs to be independent, but who is lying to her family about the job she does. But, in the thrill of the air, she can be free. Izzy's heroine is her friend, Elspeth, who, on an impulse, signed on to do her bit as a lumber-jill and has been regretting it ever since. While Elspeth dreams of simple comforts: hot baths and home cooking, Izzy dreams of being more like her friend and finally standing up to her vicar father. But when Izzy falls for the charms of an American doctor, she ends up only adding to the list of secrets she's keeping - container
The consequences of marriage by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
When James McElroy reads Bibi Saunders' advert for a lodger to drive her across Britain in her vintage sports car visiting her family, he pictures a glamorous young landlady but when he sees her, Bibi turned out to be a much older woman. As they travel, Bibi tells her story, about how she married a poet and raised five children. As James listens, he discovered the secrets of marriage and learnt how to make decisions that will shape his own future
Briggsy by Isla Dewar( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Minnie ser frem imod en kedelig sommer, men så kommer Briggsy til byen sammen med et omrejsende tivoli
Getting out of the house by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
As a girl, Nora waged war on her mother, Maisie. It was a childish campaign; revenge to ease the heartbreak she suffered when Maisie told her she preferred her older daughter, Cathryn. Who wouldn't, Nora thought. Cathryn was bright, beautiful, the apple of Maisie's eye. Nora was shy, awkward, prone to telling fibs and daydreaming. Even Nora herself privately admits, 'I prefer her to me too.' Now, Nora lives in Edinburgh, far from the suburban London home and her volatile mother. She has a lover she adores, a circle of friends she can joke and banter with, and a job that befits a fibber and dreamer. Life is beautiful. But when Maisie's world falls apart, she and Cathryn think it obvious Nora be the one to pick up the pieces. Nora doesn't think so at all
Two kinds of wonderful by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Ten years have passed since Roz committed the ultimate sin of motherhood: she left her family behind when she walked out on her husband. Now, drawn back into that world by the death of their redoubtable grandmother, Roz finds herself embroiled in the lives of her grown-up children. And she realises that they have returned to her so that they might leave her in the proper scheme of things. Rather than her leaving them - container
 
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Alternative Names
Dewar, Isla
Languages
English (161)
German (8)
Dutch (7)
French (4)
Czech (3)
Danish (2)
Swedish (2)
Hebrew (2)
Russian (1)
Hungarian (1)
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