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Grant, Linda 1951-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 317 publications in 12 languages and 7,653 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories, New Zealand  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Case studies  Short stories  Novels 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6057.R316, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Linda Grant
 
Most widely held works by Linda Grant
The clothes on their backs : a novel by Linda Grant( Book )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a red brick mansion block off the Marylebone Road, Vivien, a sensitive, bookish girl grows up sealed off from both past and present by her timid refugee parents. Then one morning a glamorous uncle appears, dressed in a mohair suit, with a diamond watch on his wrist and a girl in a leopard-skin hat on his arm. Why is Uncle Sandor so violently unwelcome in her parents' home? This is a novel about survival - both banal and heroic - and a young woman who discovers the complications, even betrayals, that inevitably accompany the fierce desire to live. Set against the backdrop of a London from the 1950s to the present day, The Clothes on Their Backs is a wise and tender novel about the clothes we choose to wear, the personalities we dress ourselves in, and about how they define us all
When I lived in modern times by Linda Grant( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unsentimental, iconoclastic coming of age story of both a country (Israel) and a young immigrant, Grant's first novel introduces an unusually appealing heroine, narrator Evelyn Sert, and provides an unforgettable glimpse of a time and place rarely observed from an unsparing point of view. Na ve and idealistic, 20-year-old Evelyn, an incipient Zionist, leaves London for Palestine in April 1946 under false pretenses. Devoid of useful skills, she barely survives a stint on a kibbutz. Later, in Tel Aviv, she gets a job in a hairdressing salon, passing herself off as Priscilla Jones, the wife of a British soldier. To her neighbors she acknowledges that she's a Jew, but she's puzzled that she has more in common with the British colonials than with the motley collection of Jews from many lands and widely disparate religious, social and economic backgrounds, all of them busy reinventing themselves. After falling in love with a chameleon-like man she knows as Johnny, who impersonates a British army officer, she's not really surprised to find that he's a terrorist with the Irgun underground, working cold-bloodedly to end the British Mandate. Unwittingly, Evelyn gives Johnny information that results in violence. The quiet force of this astonishingly mature novel comes in watching Evelyn's simplistic worldview gradually give way to disillusionment as she becomes aware of the moral ambiguities and paradoxes on all sides. Readers will be struck by the timeliness of Grant's narrative, for she captures the excitement and danger of a volatile society and the desperate measures of a homeless people convinced that they must create a state. The implications of this cautionary tale keep unfolding even after the bittersweet denouement
We had it so good : a novel by Linda Grant( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting on his wild 1970s youth, unexpectedly long-term marriage, and inability to understand his children, Stephen Newman approaches late middle age at the turn of the century only to see his successes crumbling in revelatory ways
The thoughtful dresser : the art of adornment, the pleasures of shopping, and why clothes matter by Linda Grant( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Thoughtful Dresser" is a thinking woman's guide to her relationship with clothes, how to dress to look her best, and why it matters
Sexing the millennium : women and the sexual revolution by Linda Grant( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexing the Millennium is the first major attempt to analyze the cultural explosion that was the sexual revolution. It is an insightful and profound overview of our sexual psyche over the past thirty years and a frank investigation of both liberation and libertinism, in which Linda Grant eloquently argues the need for an eroticized female life
Still here by Linda Grant( Book )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alix, arrogant, middle-aged and angry comes home to the derelict port of Liverpool as her mother lies dying. Irritably resigned to living alone for the rest of her life, she suddenly finds herself erotically attracted to a stranger. Joseph is an American architect and fellow survivor of the 1970s
The dark circle by Linda Grant( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second World War is over, a new decade is beginning but for an East End teenage brother and sister living on the edge of the law, life has been suspended. Sent away to a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kent to learn the way of the patient, they find themselves in the company of army and air force officers, a car salesman, a young university graduate, a mysterious German woman, a member of the aristocracy and an American merchant seaman. They discover that a cure is tantalisingly just out of reach and only by inciting wholesale rebellion can freedom be snatched
Upstairs at the party by Linda Grant( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'If you go back and look at your life there are certain scenes, acts, or maybe just incidents on which everything that follows seems to depend. If only you could narrate them, then you might be understood. I mean the part of yourself that you don't know how to explain.' In the early Seventies a glamorous and androgynous couple known collectively as Evie/Stevie appear out of nowhere on the isolated concrete campus of a new university. To a group of teenagers experimenting with radical ideas they seem blown back from the future, unsettling everything and uncovering covert desires. But the varnished patina of youth and flamboyant self-expression hides deep anxieties and hidden histories. For Adele, with the most to conceal, Evie/Stevie become a lifelong obsession, as she examines what happened on the night of her own twentieth birthday and her friends' complicity in their fate. A set of school exercise books might reveal everything, but they have been missing for nearly forty years. From summers in Cornwall to London in the twenty-first century, long after they have disappeared, Evie/Stevie go on challenging everyone's ideas of what their lives should turn out to be
Remind me who I am, again by Linda Grant( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1993 Linda Grant's mother, Rose, was diagnosed with multi-infarct dementia. With Rose's memory deteriorating, a whole world was in the process of being lost. This book looks at the issues of identity, memory & autonomy that dementia raises
The cast iron shore by Linda Grant( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and German and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading a vacuous life in Liverpool with her Jewish family, Sybil Ross is 14 years old when she overhears a forbidding family secret. Reacting, she sets off for America, where she joins the Communist Party and ends up being pursued by the forces of McCarthyism until she reaches California
We had it so good by Linda Grant( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Rhodes scholar Stephen Newman remains in England to avoid the Vietnam War. He marries an Englishwoman, and together they raise their family, experiencing all the cultural and personal touchstones of the Baby Boomer generation
The clothes on their backs by Linda Grant( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a red brick mansion block off the Marylebone Road, Vivien, a sensitive, bookish girl grows up sealed off from both past and present by her timid refugee parents. Then one morning a glamorous uncle appears, dressed in a mohair suit, with a diamond watch on his wrist and a girl in a leopard-skin hat on his arm. Why is Uncle Sándor so violently unwelcome in her parents' home? This is a novel about survival - both banal and heroic - and a young woman who discovers the complications, even betrayals, that inevitably accompany the fierce desire to live."--Publisher description
The thoughtful dresser by Linda Grant( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'A good handbag makes the outfit. Only the rich can afford cheap shoes. The only thing worse than being skint is looking as if you're skint.' For centuries, an interest in clothes has been dismissed as the trivial pursuit of vain empty-headed women. Yet, clothes matter, whether you are interested in fashion or not because what we choose to dress ourselves in defines our identity. For the immigrant arriving in a new country to the teenager who needs to be part of the fashion pack or the woman turning forty who must reassess her wardrobe, the truth is that how we look and what we wear, tells a story. And what a story. THE THOUGHTFUL DRESSER tells us how a woman's hat saved her life in Nazi Germany, looks at the role of department stores in giving women a public place outside the home, savours the sheer joy of finding the right dress. Here is the thinking woman's guide to our relationship with what we wear: why we want to look our best and why it matters."--Jacket
The people on the street : a writer's view of Israel by Linda Grant( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and French and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well said : advanced English pronunciation by Linda Grant( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upstairs at the party by Linda Grant( Recording )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early seventies a glamorous and androgynous couple known collectively as Evie/Stevie appear out of nowhere on the isolated concrete campus of a new university. To a group of teenagers experimenting with radical ideas they seem blown back from the future, unsettling everything and uncovering covert desires. But the varnished patina of youth and flamboyant self-expression hides deep anxieties and hidden histories. For Adele, with the most to conceal, Evie/Stevie becomes a lifelong obsession, as she examines what happened on the night of her own 20th birthday and her friends' complicity in their fate
In a German pension by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young Englishwoman, staying in a Bavarian spa town to 'make the cure', is forced into the company of her dislikeable fellow-guests. Amused by their bourgeois prejudices and revolted by their carnal preoccupations, she walks her own path through the public world of the German middle classes." "The heroine is castigated for not producing 'handfuls of babies'; a wife remembers the naivety and terror of her wedding night; young girls are worked to death by their pregnant mistresses and dream of young men - or of sleep. Women are the main focus of Mansfield's gaze: their pretensions and self-delusions, and their private moments of despair and triumph; her men are boors or dupes, capable of offering only violence, senseless devotion, or the slavery of marriage and childbirth."--Jacket
Work-related day care : an annotated bibliography by Linda Grant( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timewatch by Linda Grant( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brought together by circumstance and destiny, distant relatives of the Morgan family must travel back to certain critical points in time to prevent the ruthless Max Hauptman and his son, Carlo, from changing the past and causing catastrophic changes to the present
Remind me who I am, again by Linda Grant( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the trauma of a total memory loss and a second generation's lack of identity whose parents have erased their past
 
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When I lived in modern timesWe had it so good : a novelThe thoughtful dresser : the art of adornment, the pleasures of shopping, and why clothes matterSexing the millennium : women and the sexual revolutionStill hereRemind me who I am, againThe cast iron shoreThe clothes on their backs
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Grant, Linda

Linda Grant angielska pisarka i publicystka

Linda Grant britische Schriftstellerin und Publizistin

Linda Grant Brits journaliste

Linda Grant britská spisovatelka

Грант, Линда

Грант, Линда 1951-

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