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Dewar, Isla

Overview
Works: 63 works in 229 publications in 4 languages and 6,407 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Young adult works  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Scenarist
Classifications: PR6054.E933, 823.914
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Publications by Isla Dewar
Most widely held works by Isla Dewar
Secrets of a family album by Isla Dewar( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 865 libraries worldwide
Dutifully working to keep the peace among her eccentric family members, a disenchanted Lily discovers a picture that reveals her mother's attractive and uninhibited past, a finding that prompts Lily's own transformation
Dancing in a distant place by Isla Dewar( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 734 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
Getting out of the house by Isla Dewar( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
This is the latest novel from Isla Dewar, author of 'Secrets of a Family Album', 'Dancing in a Distant Place', 'The Woman Who Painted Her Dreams', and 'Two Kinds of Wonderful'
Giving up on ordinary by Isla Dewar( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 536 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
The consequences of marriage by Isla Dewar( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 466 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
Izzy's war by Isla Dewar( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Een groep jonge pilotes levert tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog vliegtuigen af bij luchtmachtbases verspreid over heel Engeland
A winter bride by Isla Dewar( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
For seventeen-year-old shop-girl Nell McClusky, the Locarno Dancehall is 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 council estate in 1950s Edinburgh? At first Alistair Rutherford doesn't look that promising. He dresses more like a student than Nell's idol, Buddy Holly. But Alistair comes from a wealthy family and is studying to be a lawyer, two things that mean that Nell soon has plans to leave her dance hall days far behind her. But the reality of marriage is far different to Nell's romantic notions
Keeping up with Magda by Isla Dewar( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
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The woman who painted her dreams by Isla Dewar( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 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
Two kinds of wonderful by Isla Dewar( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
A woman feels unloved so she decides to leave her family, not realizing that there was no chance to return
It could happen to you by Isla Dewar( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 libraries worldwide
The Cherry Sundae Company by Isla Dewar( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Women talking dirty by Isla Dewar( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Roman
Walking with rainbows by Isla Dewar( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Haar meesterwerk by Isla Dewar( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Dutch and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Een jonge vrouw verwerkt het feit dat haar moeder bij haar geboorte is gestorven, door te gaan schilderen
Sterke benen by Isla Dewar( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Dutch and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Door de dood van haar geliefde schoonmoeder wordt een vrouw geconfronteerd met haar ex en haar kinderen, die ze tien jaar eerder verliet
A winter bride by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
While her mother regards the Locarno Dancehall as a den of iniquity, for 17-year-old Nell McClusky, it's the centre of the universe. Where else is she going to meet the man of her dreams?
Briggsy by Isla Dewar( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 62 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 )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 61 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
The woman who painted her dreams by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
When Madeline Green's father dies, she stumbles forward into life with one burning ambition - to paint. She finds solace with Stuart, her pal, lover, and soulmate, and moves into his country house, but living so removed from the world, Madeline's aspirations seem to slip away. Seeking release from her frustrated desires by painting her turbulent wild imaginings whilst sleeping, Madeline, at last, discovers the true Madeline, and finds recognition
 
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Alternative Names
Dewar, Isla
Languages
English (150)
Dutch (4)
German (3)
French (2)
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