WorldCat Identities

Tannahill, Reay

Overview
Works: 38 works in 376 publications in 13 languages and 11,920 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical fiction  Humorous fiction  Sources  Folklore  Newspapers 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GT2850, 641.3009
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Most widely held works by Reay Tannahill
Food in history by Reay Tannahill( Book )

96 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the evolution of man's diverse gastronomic habits, customs, and traditions against their cultural and historical background
Sex in history by Reay Tannahill( Book )

76 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of this book is to place the human sex drive and it's social and moral consequences in their widest historical perspective, taking in the whole panorama of sexual attitudes, customs, and practices in all the world's major civilizations from earliest times until the present day. In effect, it is at once a history of sex, a history of relationships between the sexes, and a history of how sex and sexuality have influenced the whole course of human development."
Flesh and blood : a history of the cannibal complex by Reay Tannahill( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and Dutch and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is cannibalism the oldest taboo in the world? By no means. Man has been eating his fellow man for over half a million years, and only in the last two thousand has the practice ceased to be respectable. The author, after many encounters (in the literary sense) with cannibalism while researching, has written the first book in English to cover every aspect of the subject
Fatal majesty : a novel of Mary, Queen of Scots by Reay Tannahill( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on Mary Queen of Scots, the 16th century Catholic queen who was beheaded, chronicling the politics and plots which led to her abdication and succession by the Protestant, Elizabeth I. By the author of A Dark and Distant Shore
The world, the flesh, and the Devil by Reay Tannahill( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sensual, violent and jewelled world of the 15th century, the formidable Gavin - chancellor of Scotland - is the one man in whom the most dynamic of the Stewart kings dares put his trust. He is also, perhaps, the only man strong enough to save the kingdom from civil war
A dark and distant shore by Reay Tannahill( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and French and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinveil is the castle and Vilia is the women determined to reclaim it, as it once belonged to her family. From the day she left in 1803, Vilia fought to repossess her birthright - whatever the cost. This novel, set in the Scottish highlands, spans over 90 years and follows Vilia's quest
Passing glory by Reay Tannahill( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having the decorators in by Reay Tannahill( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After months of Having the Builders In, Dame Constance's castle, Vine Regis, is her own again. Finally she can begin decorating her new extension. Or so she thinks! Unfortunately it's not just her Italian decorator's choice of colours that are revolting -- the townsfolk are at it too. Murderous rebels are rumoured to be on the rampage. But whilst Dame Constance takes the news in her stride her neighbours are running for cover at Vine Regis! As meddlesome merchants, pesky pilgrims and rowdy relatives descend, Constance's dreams of interior design disappear. This simply won't do; Dame Constance should be picking out patterns, not picking up after uninvited guests. But as Lady of the Castle she must do her duty. Unless, of course, she can devise a way to get rid of them! " -- BOOK JACKET
In still and stormy waters by Reay Tannahill( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women struggle for one inheritance--and one man. The protagonists are two cousins: Sophie, legitimate and rich, and Rachel, illegitimate and poor. When Rachel inherits the family's Scottish castle, the fight is on with Rainer Blake, a handsome banker caught in the middle. By the author of Dark and Distant Shore
Return of the stranger by Reay Tannahill( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of family intrigue set in 19th Century Scotland. It begins when a man's will disinherits his wife and daughter in favor of a total stranger. In fact, the stranger is the couple's first child, given away because he was born before they married
Having the builders in by Reay Tannahill( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delightfully witty and utterly charming novel that will have resonance for anyone today who has ever had, or contemplated Having the Builders In. Dame Constance de Clair has a remarkable talent for getting what she wants. And, at this precise moment she wants to transform her beloved yet overly square castle, Vine Regis, by adding an extension. But for once all is not going according to her plans ... Quite apart from the fact that her builders seem more intent on demolishing the existing castle than they do on building the extension, her son's wife-to-be, Susanna (a flirtatious minx with a penchant for drama), has arrived at Vine Regis eager to dislodge her as Lady of the Castle; Constance's son, Gervase, appears more interested in going hunting than getting to know his intended; everyone is in a state of mild hysteria as the French threaten to invade England; and to top it all off, there appears to be thievery afoot. Something is going to have to be done about it all before the estate begins to crumble but the question is what!?
The seventh son by Reay Tannahill( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III was one of the most alluring villains of all time. But the truth wasn't quite like that. Richard's story is told from the viewpoints of his friend, Francis Lovell, his two most devoted enemies, Edward VI's queen and Henry's VII's mother, and Richard III himself
The fine art of food by Reay Tannahill( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris in the Revolution : a collection of eye-witness accounts by Reay Tannahill( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regency England; the great age of the colour print by Reay Tannahill( Book )

8 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh son by Reay Tannahill( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is a family saga in the grand tradition, a tale of brother against brother, cousin against cousin, of love hate and intrigue
The age of scandal : an excursion through a minor period by T. H White( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and times of eighteenth century England, with some excursions to the Continent
Having the builders in by Reay Tannahill( Recording )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delicious novel of medieval rivalry, chivalry and masonry - Cover
Fatal majesty by Reay Tannahill( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return of the stranger by Reay Tannahill( Recording )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a stranger appears on her mother's doorstep claiming to have inherited both family house and fortune, a woman finds there is more to this brother of hers than meets the eye
 
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Fatal majesty : a novel of Mary, Queen of Scots
Alternative Names
Reay Tannahill British historian and novelist

Reay Tannahill Brits historica (1929-2007)

Tannahill, Reay

Тэннэхилл, Рэй

탄나힐, R

탄나힐, 레이

タナヒル, レイ

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Sex in historyFlesh and blood : a history of the cannibal complexFatal majesty : a novel of Mary, Queen of ScotsThe world, the flesh, and the DevilA dark and distant shorePassing gloryHaving the decorators inIn still and stormy waters