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Jolley, Elizabeth 1923-2007

Overview
Works: 190 works in 792 publications in 9 languages and 12,670 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Monologues (Drama)  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Poetry  Interviews  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9619.3.J68, 823
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The well by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

58 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spinster Hester Harper is lonely on her isolated farm in Western Australia with only her father for company. Her life flowers when she brings home an orphan girl. After hitting a mysterious creature on the road, Hester deposits the evidence in the farm's well
The sugar mother by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

51 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwin and his wife, Cecilia, are parted for a year while Cecilia pursues a medical fellowship, and Edwin soon finds his life complicated when his new neighbors--a widow and her twentyish daughter--move in uninvited
The Newspaper of Claremont Street : a novel by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

52 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The simple plans for buying land in the country become complicated when Weekly is befriended, by the recently widowed Nastasya
Miss Peabody's inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

38 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Peabody, a lonely spinster in London, writes a fan letter to Diana Hopewell, an Australian novelist. In reply, Hopewell sends installments of her novel-in-progress, the zany adventures of a trio of gently lesbian ladies, a headmistress and two companions, touring Europe with a hapless student. With each mail delivery, Miss Peabody's involvement with the novelist and her characters intensifies until fantasy and reality poignantly merge
Foxybaby by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alma Porch, novelist and aspiring dramatist, is hired to teach a course in Trinity College's 'Better Body Through the Arts' summer program for overweight adults. On the rundown campus in the remote Australian outback, Alma is surrounded by starving matrons, orgies of sex and gluttony, and an eccentric group of staff and students who are eager to open themselves to the transforming possibilities of her screenplay, 'Foxbaby [sic]'--Cover p. [4]
My father's moon by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adult fiction. It traces the life of Vera through a Quaker boarding school, working as a student nurse, and then as an unmarried mother.___
Cabin fever by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Cabin Fever the second novel in a semi-autobiographical trilogy, she beguiles with her particular blend of humour and seriousness."--Back cover
Mr. Scobie's riddle by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Scobie's unexpected admission to a nursing home brings unpleasant surprises to both himself and the home's administrator
Palomino by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women test the limits of their love as they seek to reveal themselves and the events of the past in remote western Australia
Stories by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milk and honey : a novel by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to board with an odd European family as a child so he can be tutored in the cello, Jacob remains with them after his father dies and he inherits a good bit of money. He becomes an accomplished cellist, taught by patriarch Leopold, and is cared for by Leopold's eccentric sisters, Tante Rosa and Tante Heloise. The retarded son, Waldmar, torments Jacob; the lovely daughter, Louise, charms him. Jacob and Louise eventually marry but his obsessive love for Madge, a violinist in the orchestra, leads to tragedy and loss as dark family secrets are revealed. A story of family bonds, failed dreams, and twisted love
Woman in a lampshade by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vera Wright trilogy : My father's moon, Cabin fever, the Georges' wife by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1940s wartime England, the trilogy follows young Vera, who leaves her cultivated Midlands home to become a nurse in a military hospital and is catapulted into adulthood through unorthodox love entanglements with both men and women, two illegitimate children, and finally emigration to Australia, where, from her new vantage point--now a doctor and writer--she looks back on her life's journey
The Georges' wife by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vera and Mr George have made a new life together but Vera's thoughts return again and again to past lovers and loving: voices that echo in the mind like music. Are we destined to repeat the past? Jolley's prose is illuminated with compassion for the intricacies of human relationships
An accommodating spouse by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life for the professor, married to an identical twin, becomes even more chaotic when the triplets return from their round-the-world travelling__
Lovesong by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent gentleman by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The orchard thieves by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the middle sister returns home unexpectedly from England, without any explanation, tension threatens the harmony in grandmother's house__
Fellow passengers : collected stories by Elizabeth Jolley( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the short stories gathered here introduce characters and themes that have served as the basis of the author's highly acclaimed novels. This collection encapsulates the extraordinary breath, warmth and originality of her work
Gone bush by Roger McDonald( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions by - Elizabeth Jolley - Judith Wright - Les A. Murray - Roger McDonald - Sue Woolfe - Helen Garner - Mudrooroo Narogin - Barney Roberts - Frank Moorhouse - Jack Davis - Geoffrey Dutton - Bruce Pascoe
 
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Mr. Scobie's riddle
Alternative Names
Elisabeth Jolley romancière anglaise

Elisabeth Jolley skieuse alpine autrichienne

Elizabeth Jolley australische Schriftstellerin

Elizabeth Jolley scrittrice britannica

Elizabeth Jolley verpleegster uit Australië (1923-2007)

Jolley, Elisabeth 1923-2007

Jolley Monica Elizabeth 1923-2007

Элизабет Джолли

Languages
English (461)

German (22)

French (18)

Spanish (9)

Italian (8)

Chinese (3)

Dutch (3)

Polish (2)

Icelandic (1)

Covers
The sugar motherThe Newspaper of Claremont Street : a novelMiss Peabody's inheritanceFoxybabyMy father's moonCabin feverMr. Scobie's riddlePalomino