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Parsons, Frances

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Works: 49 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 112 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3557.E478, 823.914
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Publications about Frances Parsons
Publications by Frances Parsons
Most widely held works about Frances Parsons
 
Most widely held works by Frances Parsons
A scandalous life the biography of Jane Digby el Mezrab by Mary S Lovell( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Born in Dorset into the aristrocratic Digby family in 1807, the notorious and passionate beauty Lady Jane Digby ended her days in Damascus in 1881 as the wife of a Bedouin sheikh. The author has produced not only a sympathetic and dramatic portrait of a rare woman, but also a fascinating glimpse into the centuries old Bedouin tradition that is now almost lost
Behavior and fate of hazardous organic chemicals in contaminated ground water : final report ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Love you to bits and pieces life with David Helfgott by Gillian Helfgott( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This biography charts Davids̀ struggle to escape the legacy of his troubled childhood and, mental problems, wi help of his wife and friends, he forms a new sense of self without losing his magical quirkiness and childlike sense of wonder
The dark room by Minette Walters( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
An heiress tries to kill herself after being jilted, but when she wakes from her coma, she can remember nothing. In order to unlock the nightmares, she must disturb terrifying memories
Erskine Childers by Jim Ring( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Set against the backdrop of Britain's imperial zenith, the great arms race and the First World War, this biography does full justice to a dramatic and intriguing story. Fresh evidence sheds further light on a man whom Churchill declared displayed 'deadly and malignant hatred for the land of his birth', yet of whom John Buchan could remark, 'no revolution ever produced a nobler and purer spirit'
Drylands by Thea Astley( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
In her flat above Drylands' newsagency, Janet Deakin is writing a book for the world's last reader. Little has changed in her 50 years, except for the coming of cable TV. Loneliness is almost a religion, and still everyone knows your business. But the town is being outmanoeuvred by drought and begins to empty, pouring itself out like water into sand. Small minds shrink even smaller in the vastness of the land. One man is forced out by council rates and bigotry; another sells his property, risking the lot to build his dream. And all of them are shadowed by violence of some sort - these people whose only victory over the town is in leaving it
Pilgrim's road a journey to Santiago de Compostela by Bettina Selby( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Pilgrims travel the ancient roads through France and Spain that lead to the fabled town of Santiago de Compostela. The author tackled the pilgrim's trail alone and on a bicycle. Like her predecessors she had to contend with natural hazards, thieves and wild dogs, but she also encountered a host of fascinating characters along the route
Oyster by Janette Turner Hospital( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Strangers arrive at an opal mining town in outback Queensland. They are searching for two people who have mysteriously disappeared. In the town there are two opposing cultures, the rough-diamond bush folk and the church-going fundamentalists. They used to co-exist peaceably, until the arrival of the cult messiah Oyster
On Beulah Height by Reginald Hill( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A little girl goes missing in the village of Dendale and the residents find their old fears returning. Fifteen years ago three young girls disappeared without trace but this time Chief Superintendent Dalziel is determined he will find the culprit
Elizabeth Gaskell a habit of stories by Jennifer S Uglow( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This is an outstanding biography of one of the great English female novelists of the 19th century. Through detailed accounts of Gaskell's life as a Unitarian minister's wife in mid-century Manchester, the Genesis and themes of her prolific writings and her abundant friendships Uglow also touches much of the intellectual and literary life of Victorian England
Madagascar travels by Christina Dodwell( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Madagascar is an island of secrets, where new species of wildlife are regularly discovered and rumours of mysterious aboriginals and natural phenomena persist in the forest. Christina Dodwell explores its least accessible corners and makes friends with its people
From a chair in the sun the life of Ethel Turner by A. T Yarwood( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Ethel Turner's life as a writer began while she was still at school and continued throughout her marriage and while she raised her family. This portrayal reveals a woman who wanted love in a family and fame as a writer and achieved both
Effects of fire in the ecosystem : an ecological study of the effects of fire on the wet prairie, sawgrass glades, and pineland communities of south Florida by Ronald Harold Hofstetter( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
No cake, no jam by Marian Hughes( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The author grew up during the Blitz and rose above adversity through sheer guts and strength of character. This is not a sad book. It is full of vigour, truth, humour and curiosity. It celebrates a passionate love of life
A house in Corfu by Emma Tennant( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Greece cast its sudden spell on Tennant's parents in the mid-60s. Making the decision to live their dream, they bought land on the west coast of Corfu and built a house there. Tennant's evocative writing shows the reader what it means to inhabit an ancient landscape and become acquainted with a culture unchanged for hundreds of years
Deception on his mind by Elizabeth George( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Balford-le-Nez is a dying seatown on the coast of Essex. But when a member of the town's small but growing Asian community is found dead near its beach, the sleepy town ignites. Working without her longtime partner, DI Lynley, Sergeant Havers must probe not only the mind of a murderer and a case very close to her own heart, but also the terrible price people pay for deceiving others, and themselves
Rich desserts and captains̀ thin a family and their times, 1831-1931 by Margaret Forster( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
In 1831 Jonathan Dodgson Carr, son of a Quaker grocer, set off to walk from his home in Kendal to Carlisle, determined to launch a great enterprise. He didn't walk all the way there - but he did march straight into local legend. Within fifteen years, Carr's of Carlisle had become one of the largest baking businesses in Britain - and is a by-word for biscuits to this day
The brass dolphin by Caroline Harvey( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
With the loss of their home imminent, Lila and her father had no option but to accept an offer of a house in Malta. But war was looming, and Malta became the focus of Hitler's attention for three different young men. Living with privation and fear, she also came to realize the value of true love in all its forms
On Persephone's island a Sicilian journal by Mary Taylor Simeti( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
When American Mary Taylor Simeti left college she went to Sicily intending to stay for a year or so, but instead she married and raised a family. With both a native's intimacy and the impartial eye of an outsider, she chronicles four seasons in the place she calls Persephone's Island, named after the goddess of myth who once made it her home
Journey to bright water by Janine Burke( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Dorrie sets out for Terrigal on the New South Wales coast where her father went missing in a fishing accident. Why won't anyone except Dorrie believe that he isn't dead? She is convinced that she will solve the mystery of her father's disappearance
 
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