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Duffy, Stella

Works: 46 works in 242 publications in 9 languages and 4,646 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Short stories  Satire 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, wat
Classifications: PR6054.U415, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stella Duffy
Theodora : actress, empress, whore by Stella Duffy( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Serbian and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodora of Constantinople started as an actress and prostitute and rose to become the empress of Rome and a saint in the Orthodox Church. Roman historian Procopius publicly praised her piety and saintliness while his Secret History gave salacious details of her stage act and maligned her as ruthless and power hungry. So who was Theodora? Feisty and quick-witted, by the time she was fifteen she was both a mother and the biggest star of the Hippodrome. And that was only the beginning. A legend in her own time but forgotten by history, Theodora was a mesmerizing and extraordinary woman who quickly learned the art of survival- and went on to leave her mark as one of the ancient world's most powerful empires.--From back cover
The purple shroud : [a novel of Empress Theodora] by Stella Duffy( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore, Stella Duffy's chronicle of this amazing woman's early years, delighted readers with its exquisite blend of historical detail and vivid storytelling. Now, The Purple Shroud chronicles Theodora at the height of her power, bringing the ancient world alive in another unforgettable, epic saga. Theodora and Justinian have been crowned Emperor and Empress, but ruling an empire is no easy task. The two factions of Christianity are still battling for dogmatic supremacy, the Empire's borders are not secure, and Theodora worries about the ambitions of Justinian's two best generals. But the most pressing concern is close to home: Constantinople's two factions, the Blues and the Greens, are beginning to unite in their unhappiness with rising taxes. When that unhappiness spills over into all-out violence, thousands are killed (including someone very close to Theodora) and many of the City's landmarks are destroyed, including Theodora's beloved Hagia Sophia. In the aftermath of the riots, Theodora guides Justinian in gaining back the love and trust of the people, her unerring instinct for what the people want proving invaluable. Justinian promises to rebuild the Hagia Sophia to be even more spectacular than before. Theodora comes to realize that being the Augusta is simply another role she must play, though the stakes are much higher and there is no offstage. It's a role she was born to play
State of happiness by Stella Duffy( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five-year, cross-country love affair of Jack and Cindy, the latter of whom is a celebrated cartographer and best-selling author, is tested when Cindy falls dangerously ill
The room of lost things by Stella Duffy( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and French and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under his railway arch in Loughborough Junction, south London, Robert Sutton is taking leave of a lifetime of hard work. His dry-cleaning shop lies at the heart of a lively community, a fixed point in a changing world. And, as he explains to his successor, young east Londoner Akeel, it is also the resting place for the contents of his customers' pockets - and for their secrets and lies." "As he helps Akeel to make a new life out of his old one, Robert also hands on all he knows of his world: the dirty dip of the Thames; the parks, rare green oases in a desert of high-rises and decaying mansion blocks; and the varied lives that converge at the junction. There is restless Australian nanny Helen, trapped in London for love; tight-sweatered, high-heeled health visitor Marylin; ex-dancer and commitment-phobe Stefan on the cusp of middle-age; fixer, runner and all-round bad lad Dean. And there is Robert himself, who holds back his own terrible story, a secret he may never surrender." "The Room of Lost Things is a hymn of love to a great and overflowing city, and a profoundly human story that holds us in its grip from the first sentence until the last."--Jacket
Mouths of babes by Stella Duffy( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the playground the taunts are merciless. Dyke dyke birth. And worse. Then one day the taunts end catastrophically. Who's to blame? What really happened in the playground all those years ago? Saz Martin is settling into motherhood with her partner Molly and their baby daughter Matilda, a lifetime away from the playground. Saz has vowed not to take on any more private investigator cases, wanting nothing to threaten the peaceful life they have built together. But when former school friend Will Gallagher - the now famous TV presenter - comes calling, there's no way she can hide from her own dark memories. This story of how the sins of our past always come back to haunt us asks whether it is still possible to believe in our heroes - and our lovers - when their flaws are laid bare. Mouths of Babes shows that is is possible for a book to be both a gripping page-turner and to address the moral dilemmas of our times."--Jacket
Calendar girl by Stella Duffy( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie has fallen for "the girl with the Kelly McGillis body", a mysterious woman who can't commit herself. Meanwhile Saz Martin is hot on the trail of a woman known only as September, who commute between London and New York in a whirlwind of drug smuggling, gambling and high-class prostitution
London lies beneath by Stella Duffy( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 1912, three friends set out on an adventure. Two of them come home. Tom, Jimmy and Itzhak have grown up together in the crowded slums of Walworth. They are used to narrow streets, the bustle of East Lane market, extended families weaving in and out of each other's lives. All three boys are expected to follow their father's trades and stay close to home. But Tom has wider dreams. So when he hears of a scouting trip, sailing from Waterloo to Sheppey and the mouth of the Thames - he is determined to go. And Itzhak and Jimmy go with him
Tart noir by Stella Duffy( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These are the bad girls we've been waiting for. They're tough enough to take on thugs, tender enough to be moved to tears. Half Philip Marlowe, half femme fatale, their morals are questionable and their attitudes need adjustment
The hidden room by Stella Duffy( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Life is good for Laurie and Martha. They have three great kids, a much-loved home in the countryside, and after years of struggle, Laurie's career as an architect is taking off at last. Everything's perfect. Except, it isn't. Someone is about to walk into their happy family and tear it apart. Laurie has been hiding from him for years. The question is, now that he's found her, can she keep her family safe? And just how far will she go to protect them?"--Cover
Wavewalker by Stella Duffy( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lesbian PI, Saz Martin, goes undercover to investigate a San Francisco psychiatrist whose patients keep dying, the probe commissioned by an anonymous client. Part mystery, part lesbian romance
Parallel lies by Stella Duffy( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian movie legend lives in Hollywood with a sitcom star and her British PA. Their strange partnership is held together by sex, secrets and the fear of scandal
Beneath the Blonde by Stella Duffy( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siobhan Forrester, lead singer of "Beneath the Blonde", has everything a girl could want. Now she has a stalker too. Saz Martin, hired to seek out the stalker and protect Siobhan, embarks on an investigation travelling the world with the band. However, Siobhan isn't telling the whole truth
Fresh flesh by Stella Duffy( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything's going fine for Saz and Molly. Its summer in London, and they're having a baby, doing all the right things, taking all the right precautions. Saz has even stopped taking on any weird and wild cases. No more danger, just steady sleuthing and in bed before midnight. Yeah, right!
Singling out the couples by Stella Duffy( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess arrives in London and sets up home in a Notting Hill tower block. Her one fault is that she has no heart, and takes great delight in breaking up loving couples. Then, despite herself, she becomes fond of one of her lovers, and discovers a tiny heart growing in her chest
Immaculate conceit by Stella Duffy( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sofia is lap dancer with a comensbly hectic life: she's single, occasionally shagging her ex, and pretty damn happy. Then the angel Gabriel appears, informing her that she is pregnant with new Messiah. The book tranposes the Virgin Birth, shining a light on contemporary relationships
Everything is moving, everything is joined : the selected stories of Stella Duffy by Stella Duffy( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of short stories brings together a selection of Stella Duffy's writing, as well as some of the numerous stories that have been broadcast on radio and appeared in anthologies over the past 20 years
Eating cake by Stella Duffy( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couv. indique : "Lisa's life seems perfect in every way. In her early thirties, she has a loving husband, a comfortable south London home, and a successful management consultancy. But she wants more. In fact, she wants to have her cake and eat it. So she embarks on a passionate affair with her best friend's boyfriend, and then seeks further gratifications in the arms of woman until, finally, Lisa is burnt by the fire she thought she was playing with."
Money in the morgue by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's business as usual for Mr Glossop as he does his regular round delivering wages to government buildings scattered across New Zealand's lonely Canterbury plains. But when his car breaks down he is stranded for the night at the isolated Mount Seager Hospital, with the telephone lines down, a storm on its way and the nearby river about to burst its banks. Trapped with him at Mount Seager are a group of quarantined soldiers with a serious case of cabin fever, three young employees embroiled in a tense love triangle, a dying elderly man, an elusive patient whose origins remain a mystery ... and a potential killer. When the payroll disappears from a locked safe and the hospital's death toll starts to rise faster than normal, can the appearance of an English detective working in counterespionage be just a lucky coincidence, or is something more sinister afoot?
Theodora : [actress, empress, whore] by Stella Duffy( Recording )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodora proves herself a woman of endless fascination by rising from actress and prostitute to the Empress of Rome
It's dark in London : a graphic collection of short stories by Oscar Zarate( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.54 (from 0.30 for Theodora : ... to 0.77 for Singling o ...)

Theodora : actress, empress, whore
State of happinessThe room of lost thingsMouths of babesCalendar girlTart noirWavewalkerParallel liesBeneath the Blonde
Alternative Names
Duffy, S.

Duffy, Stella Frances

Stella Duffy Brits dramaturge

Stella Duffy comédienne, romancière

Stella Duffy escritora británica

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