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Barker, Raffaella 1964-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 144 publications in 4 languages and 3,739 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Young adult works  Diary fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6013.O2, 823.914
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Publications about Raffaella Barker
Publications by Raffaella Barker
Most widely held works by Raffaella Barker
Hens dancing by Raffaella Barker( Book )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 886 libraries worldwide
Venetia's diaries tell of her life after her husband takes off with his masseuse, leaving Venetia with three children, living out in the countryside that had once seemed idyllic
Summertime by Raffaella Barker( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 777 libraries worldwide
"For a year, Venetia Summers has been buffered from single motherhood by her boyfriend, David, but when work takes him to a Brazilian rain forest, things begin to unravel. Phone lines crackle, e-mails languish unanswered, and long-distance love proves to be a bewildering experience."--Jacket
From a distance by Raffaella Barker( Book )
11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
In April 1946 Michael returns from war and finds he cannot face the life that awaits him at home. Impulsively he leaps on a train to the western tip of Cornwall, and in doing so changes his destiny. He finds himself in a bohemian colony of artists gathered on the Cornish coast, and his fate is shaped by his heart, his new environment, and the fragmented Britain to which he has returned. More than fifty years later, a man arrives in Norfolk to claim--reluctantly--his inheritance: an abandoned lighthouse, half hidden in the shadows of the past, now ready to cast its beam forward. Kit, a successful businessman, is fairly certain he wants no part in this legacy. In a farmhouse, a woman falters in the middle of her life. Louisa's children are leaving home and the constant push and pull of family life has turned like the tide of the Norfolk sea--she is suspended, without direction. When Kit and Louisa meet, neither can escape the consequences of Michael's split-second decision all those years ago. Moving between the postwar artists' colony in Cornwall and present-day Norfolk, Raffaella Barker's new novel explores the secrets and flaws that can shape generations. 'From a Distance' is a nuanced and compelling story of human connection and our desire to belong
Poppyland by Raffaella Barker( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 libraries worldwide
A love story about two people who fall for each other through a series of coincidences. Ryder James meets Grace Hart the night her painting exhibition opens in Copenhagen. Both of them are loners, damaged by tragedy in their lives, both sceptical about love. But they have a connection that takes them back to Norfolk
Green grass by Raffaella Barker( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Laura Sale has become invisible in her own life. Her domestic existence in North London with thirteen-year-old twins Dolly and Fred, and their father, the fascinating but ridiculously demanding Inigo, seems relentless, while her professional life fostering Inigo's career as Britain's most successful conceptual artist is frustrating and unfulfilling. What does she really like? What makes her laugh? Is a passionate existence passing her by? A chance encounter with Guy, the man she nearly married twenty years ago, is the catalyst she needs. Change comes in mysterious guises, and Laura finds herself confronting old ghosts, ferrets , a goat and a collapsing relationship, back in the rural Norfolk of her childhood holidays. As she starts to savour the space she has craved, she begins a new stage of her life with its own surprises, demons and delights. Taking control of her destiny, Laura finds it lit with possibility
A perfect life by Raffaella Barker( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
What do you do when you should be happy, but you're not? Who do you blame when you realise you don't love your husband any more? What can you change when you see your family is falling apart? What if you had the perfect life--and it turned out to be anything but?
The hook by Raffaella Barker( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Christy Naylor was forced to grow up quickly. Still reeling with anger after the death of her mother, she abandons college in order to help her father uproot from suburbia and start a new life on a swampy fish farm out in the sticks, a prize that he won in a shady game of poker. Amid this turmoil, looms the mysterious Mick Fleet, tall, powerful and charismatic. Unsettled and unsure of herself, Christy is hooked on his intense charm. She knows nothing about him yet she feels like she is being swallowed up in his embrace and she plunges into a love affair blind to the catastrophe he will bring
Come and tell me some lies by Raffaella Barker( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Gabriella lives in a damp, ramshackle, book-strewn farmhouse in Norfolk with her tempestuous poet father and unconventional mother. Alongside her ever expanding set of siblings and half-siblings, numerous pets and her father's rag-tag admirers, Gabriella navigates a chaotic childhood of wild bohemian parties and fluctuating levels of poverty. Longing to be normal, Gabriella enrols in a strict day school, only to find herself balancing two very different lives. Struggling to keep the eccentricities of her family contained, her failure to achieve conformity amongst her peers is endearing, and absolute
Phosphorescence by Raffaella Barker( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
At her scary new London school, Lola's project on phosphorescence is read out in class, and eventually leads to a school trip to her old home by the sea. Suddenly she is stuck on a deserted island with a group of urban teenagers, and the coolest boy on earth. Suggested level: secondary
The hook by Raffaella Barker( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Christy Naylor's life is wrenched apart when her mother dies and her fathers crazed reaction is to gamble. He wins a fish farm in a game of poker and uproots them from their suburban lives to live on a couple of watery fields. Unsettled and unsure of herself, Christy is 17, suffocating and suffering. Mick Fleet, tall, magnetic and overpowering, is irresistible and Christy falls for him. She knows nothing about him and plunges deep into an intense love affair, blind to the catastrophe he will bring
Poppyland : a love story by Raffaella Barker( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 libraries worldwide
On a freezing cold night in an unfamiliar city, a man meets a woman. The encounter lasts just moments, they part barely knowing one another's names, they make no plans to meet again. But both are left breathless. Five years on, the man and woman are living separate lives, thousands of miles apart. But both still think about that night. So if they were to meet again, you'd think, this time, they'd do whatever it took to hold on to each other. But can it really be that simple? Or will real life get in the way?
Groen gras by Raffaella Barker( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 7 libraries worldwide
De vrouw van een succesvolle Londense kunstenaar denkt haar problemen op te lossen door op het platteland te gaan wonen
Hens dancing by Raffaella Barker( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Venetia suddenly finds herself a single mother of three and must bring every ounce of wit and resource into play as she strives to hold together her newly lopsided family. Through her diary we read about pink shoes, fake fur, piglets, renovations and the regal serenity of Venetia's baby daughter, The Beauty, and the promise of new love
Uno strano scherzo del destino by Raffaella Barker( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Summertime by Raffaella Barker( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Venetia Summers has been "buffered" from single-motherhood by boyfriend David, but when work takes him to Brazil, things begin to unravel. The children and dogs run wilder than ever. Her burgeoning fashion career provides a diversion, but when a moonlit walk takes an unexpected turn, she finds herself with a real dilemma on her hands
1 school, 7 works of art, 216 poets : poems and illustrations by the children of Reepham Primary School ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Coromandel sea change by Rumer Godden( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Coromandel coast of southern India seems the ideal place for Mary and Blaise's honeymoon, but before long Mary begins to feel detached from her new husband and powerfully attracted to Krishnan, a local politician now in mortal danger
Uno strano scherzo del destino : [romanzo] by Raffaella Barker( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Green grass by Raffaella Barker( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Teenager Laura Sale turns down Guy Mildmay's marriage proposal and leaves Norfolk for a life in the London art world. Years later and disillusioned with the arts scene, she meets Guy again in a chic London restaurant. Will Laura leave London and return to the country?
A wreath for the enemy by Pamela Frankau( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Barker, Raffaella Flora.
Raffaella Barker British academic
Raffaella Barker Brits schrijfster
Raffaella Barker scrittrice inglese
Languages
English (132)
Dutch (5)
Italian (2)
German (1)
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