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Dewar, Isla

Overview
Works: 56 works in 249 publications in 8 languages and 6,517 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Young adult works  Love stories  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6054.E933, 823.914
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Publications about Isla Dewar
Publications by Isla Dewar
Most widely held works by Isla Dewar
Secrets of a family album by Isla Dewar( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 855 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 )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Czech and held by 708 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 534 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 )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 534 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 471 libraries worldwide
Een groep jonge pilotes levert tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog vliegtuigen af bij luchtmachtbases verspreid over heel Engeland
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
A winter bride by Isla Dewar( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 448 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
The woman who painted her dreams by Isla Dewar( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Een jonge vrouw verwerkt het feit dat haar moeder bij haar geboorte is gestorven, door te gaan schilderen
Keeping up with Magda by Isla Dewar( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Roman
Two kinds of wonderful by Isla Dewar( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 344 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 )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
The Cherry Sundae Company by Isla Dewar( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Women talking dirty by Isla Dewar( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Roman
Walking with rainbows by Isla Dewar( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
A winter bride by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 81 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?
Izzy's war by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 69 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
Getting out of the house by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 64 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
Briggsy by Isla Dewar( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Minnie ser frem imod en kedelig sommer, men så kommer Briggsy til byen sammen med et omrejsende tivoli
The consequences of marriage by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 63 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
The woman who painted her dreams by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 59 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 (166)
Dutch (5)
Czech (4)
Swedish (3)
French (2)
Danish (2)
Russian (1)
Hungarian (1)
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