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Roberts, Michele

Works: 122 works in 520 publications in 8 languages and 11,575 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  War stories  Religious fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Collector, Adapter, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Editor, Actor, Other
Classifications: PQ2246.M2, 843.8
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Ignorance : a novel by Michèle Roberts( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In every war there are stories that do not surface. You can try to forget, but sometimes the past can return: in the scent of a bar of soap, in whispers darting through a village after mass, in the color of an undelivered letter. Jeanne Nerin and Marie-Angèle Baudry grow up side by side in the Catholic village of Ste. Madeleine, but their worlds could not be more different. Marie-Angèle is the grocer's daughter, inflated with ideas of her own piety and rightful place in society. Jeanne's mother washes clothes for a living. She used to be a Jew until this became too dangerous. Jeanne does not think twice about stealing food when she is hungry, nor about grasping the slender chances life throws at her. Marie-Angèle does not grasp; she aspires to a life of comfort and influence. When war falls out of the sky, the forces that divide the two girls threaten to overwhelm those that bind them together. In this dizzying new order, the truth can be buried under a pyramid of recriminations"--Publisher's web site
Daughters of the house by Michèle Roberts( Book )

51 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is in these two worlds that the sylph-like Leonie and her voluptuous, ascetic cousin Therese discover the passionate bonds that connect them and the equally fiery conflicts that threaten to tear them apart. A novel infused with the rhythms of pagan and Catholic Normandy, with the ecstasies of Saint Therese, with the lingering, brutal memories of Nazi collaboration in France, Daughters of the House is a hypnotic tale of love and shame, a story whose lyrical elegance and Gothic intensity will echo in the reader's imagination long after the book has been put down
The looking glass by Michèle Roberts( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An intricately layered story set in pre-World War I Normany, involving five women who fall in love with the same man." When Geneviève, a storyteller, must flee the orphanage, she escapes to the world of a poet where she learns that "when you speak your story, sometimes you give away more than words."--Jacket
Madame Bovary: patterns of provincial life by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Bovary, a doctor's wife, seeks to escape her dull life through having extra-marital affairs. Little does she know that her search for the glamour and romance which her provincial life cannot afford will ultimately lead to her personal corruption and downfall
Reader, I married him by Michèle Roberts( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michele Roberts is the author of 11 novels, including "Daughters of the House," which was short-listed for the Booker Prize and winner of the WHSmith Literary Award. She lives in England
The mistressclass by Michèle Roberts( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherines søster Vinny undrer sig over, hvordan det mon er at sove under et nøgenstudie af en kvinde, malet af ens egen far; Hvem kvinden er, undrer hende til gengæld ikke
The Walworth beauty by Michèle Roberts( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2011: When Madeleine loses her job as a lecturer, she decides to leave her riverside flat in cobbled Stew Lane, where history never feels far away and move to Apricot Place. Yet here too, in this quiet Walworth cul-de-sac, she senses the past encroaching: a shifting in the atmosphere, a current of unseen life. 1851: Joseph Benson has been employed by Henry Mayhew to help research his articles on the working classes. A family man with mouths to feed, Joseph is tasked with coaxing testimony from prostitutes. Roaming the Southwark streets, he is tempted by brothels' promises of pleasure - and as he struggles with his assignment, he seeks answers in Apricot Place, where the enigmatic Mrs Dulcimer runs a boarding house. As these entwined stories unfold, alive with the sensations of London past and present, the two eras brush against each other
Impossible saints by Michèle Roberts( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on our civilization's earliest liberated women, female saints. The heroine is St. Josephine, a not-so-saintly noblewoman who becomes a nun to avoid marriage, which would entail being told what to do by a man
The secret gospel of Mary Magdalene by Michèle Roberts( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a secret gospel written by Mary Magdalene who, after the crucifixion of Jesus, preaches a new faith based upon male and female equality, but whose message is rejected by Simon Peter and other disciples, who teach their own gospel
Fair exchange by Michèle Roberts( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel draws in the secrets, lives and affairs of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Wordsworth. In the early 1800s, Louise, a French peasant, calls her priest, fearing she is about to die. She has a secret to confess which she must tell from the beginning and which involves a young English poet
Touch papers by Judith Kazantzis( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wild girl by Michèle Roberts( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and German and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the parched soil of Provence, a fifth gospel has been discovered. It is Mary Magdalene's account of Christ's teaching and her relationship with him, and it unveils a new Christianity which embraces the female equally with the male. The author won the 1992 W.H. Smith Literary Award--from
A piece of the night by Michèle Roberts( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vrouw keert terug naar haar ouderlijk huis in Normandië om haar zieke moeder te bezoeken. Haar ouders zijn het niet eens met de keuzes die ze in haar leven gemaakt: de scheiding, haar ongehuwde moederschap en haar liefde voor vrouwen
Flesh & blood by Michèle Roberts( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A subversive and erotic novel which explores broken family relationships
The visitation by Michèle Roberts( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, der foregår i London i 1970'erne. Helen er 30 år, tvivlende feminist og forfatter ramt af skrivebesvær. Hun har det svært med selvstændigheden i sine kærlighedsforhold, finder størst tryghed hos kvinder, men vage minder om en incestuøs forbindelse til den smukke, dominerende tvillingebror står i vejen for hendes lykke
The book of Mrs. Noah by Michèle Roberts( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing sardines by Michèle Roberts( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feast of short stories from a writer who relishes the sensual language of food and eating. They include the tales of a cook whose obsessive love turns hungry and dangerous; a fan who tries to get into a celebrity novelist's sheets; and a faddy eater thrown off-course by a miracle
Mud : stories of sex and love by Michèle Roberts( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyrical collection of short stories on the themes of love, sex and desire from the Booker-nominated author
During mother's absence by Michèle Roberts( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel korte verhalen over moeder-dochterrelaties in Frankrijk
In the red kitchen by Michèle Roberts( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Madame Bovary: patterns of provincial life
The looking glassMadame Bovary: patterns of provincial lifeReader, I married himThe mistressclassImpossible saintsThe secret gospel of Mary MagdaleneFair exchangeThe wild girl
Alternative Names
Michèle Roberts Brits schrijfster

Michèle Roberts écrivain britannique

Michèle Roberts poet and novelist

Michèle Roberts scrittrice britannica

Roberts, Michele

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