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Dewar, Isla

Overview
Works: 54 works in 263 publications in 9 languages and 5,765 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Young adult works  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6054.E933, 823.914
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Publications by Isla Dewar
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Secrets of a family album by Isla Dewar( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 729 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 )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 667 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
Giving up on ordinary by Isla Dewar( Book )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 504 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
A winter bride by Isla Dewar( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
A girl, Nell was convinced, should have a good time at seventeen, have met her true love at eighteen, be engaged at nineteen, and marry at twenty-one. 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 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
Getting out of the house by Isla Dewar( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 435 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'
The consequences of marriage by Isla Dewar( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 399 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 )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 388 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
Keeping up with Magda by Isla Dewar( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 304 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
The woman who painted her dreams by Isla Dewar( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 292 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 )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 285 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
It could happen to you by Isla Dewar( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 177 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?
The Cherry Sundae Company by Isla Dewar( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Women talking dirty by Isla Dewar( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Twee vrouwen met een moeilijke jeugd en ongelukkige liefdes achter de rug proberen samen hun problemen op te lossen
Walking with rainbows by Isla Dewar( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 101 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
A winter bride by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 82 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 )
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
Briggsy by Isla Dewar( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Swedish and 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
The consequences of marriage by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 56 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
Getting out of the house by Isla Dewar( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 53 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 49 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 (175)
German (13)
Dutch (7)
Swedish (5)
French (4)
Czech (4)
Danish (2)
Russian (1)
Hungarian (1)
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