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Witting, Amy

Overview
Works: 43 works in 115 publications in 4 languages and 1,826 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Personal narratives‡vLithuanian  Textbooks  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9619.3.W587, A823.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Amy Witting
I for Isobel by Amy Witting( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isobel searches for a lost part of her substance; a lucky encounter and a little detective work reveal her identity and her true situation in life
Isobel on the way to the corner shop by Amy Witting( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautifully drawn portrait of madness, and of the way in which we discover other worlds through literature
A change in the lighting by Amy Witting( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do we all wear masks and send out deceiving messages? It was becoming more and more difficult to trust any appearance. When her husband of three decades suddenly announces he has a younger lover and wants a divorce, Ella Ferguson realises how sheltered her life has been. Alone, enraged, she must confront her failed marriage-and try to forge a new life for herself. A Change in the Lighting, Amy Witting's brilliant third novel, is the defly told story of a woman cast adrift."--Back cover
Marriages by Amy Witting( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria's war by Amy Witting( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman of considerable spirit, Erica is rather reluctant to move into Leicester Gardens. There she is surprised by what she finds: ambition and rivalries ruling the dining room, and yet there are possibilities for new friendships, too. One of these friendships is with the elegant Maria. Though her marriage survived both a war and an affair, Maria is haunted still by her memories of that dramatic time. Some of these she will recount, and others she keeps secret
The visit by Amy Witting( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The Visit' - Amy Witting's debut novel, first published when she was almost sixty - a group of Bangoree residents gather to read plays by Beckett and Brecht. But their literary pursuits, and their lives, take an unexpected turn after it is revealed that the late Roderick Fitzallan set some of his celebrated love poems in their small country town. Who is the local mystery woman who inspired Fitzallan's verse all those years ago?"--Provided by publisher
In and out the window by Amy Witting( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of stories about love and deception; including a determinedly casual affair; the secret of the perfect woman; the sudden revelation of snobbery; and covetousness, masquerading as affection
Faces and voices : collected stories by Amy Witting( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauty is the straw : poems by Amy Witting( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elena's journey by Elena Jonaitis( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young Lithuanian woman whose world was turned into one of grief and loss by the Germans in 1941 - She came to Australia in 1949 to begin a new life
Collected poems by Amy Witting( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Cynthia by Amy Witting( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wise and compassionate novel set primarily in the staffroom of a girl's school. It tells the story of Josephine, a caring teacher who becomes emotionally involved in the plight of one of her students, Cressida. Cressida is a fragile girl, almost suicidal, and Josephine encourages her to stand up to her mother and take charge of her own destiny. Another student, Cynthia, did take her own life, and the memory of her story hovers over the consciences of the teachers, particularly Josephine. It is Josephine who must work out the fine line between teacher and student, parent and child, between caring and interfering in others' lives; and along the way, she learns some unexpected lessons about love."--Readings
Travel diary : poems by Amy Witting( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected stories by Amy Witting( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Witting was a master of the short story, the genre in which she felt 'most at home'. Her subjects -childhood and school, marriage and loneliness, the cruelty of men and women - are rendered in a crisp, understated style, at once compassionate and unsentimental. This new selection of twenty pieces from across five decades includes the acclaimed novella-length 'The Survivors' and the final appearance of Isobel Callaghan from I for Isobel
Maria's war by Amy Witting( Recording )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erica, a woman of considerable spirit, reluctantly moves into a retirement village, where she meets Maria, a Lithuanian refugee. As Maria recounts her experiences of World War Two, Erica receives letters from her student Margaret, who is intent on uncovering her family's dark secrets. Ultimately, these two stories connect in Ausburg, Germany
I for Isobel by Amy Witting( Recording )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isobel, lonely and introspective builds herself a collection of imaginary friends, including the Virgin Mary and Sherlock Holmes. She is uneasy with herself and the real people she meets until a lucky encounter and a little detective work reveals her identity and true situation in life
Isobel on the way to the corner shop by Amy Witting( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isobel Callaghan has resigned from her job and is trying to survive a s a writer. With no food left in her rooming-house attic, she sets out to buy provisions from the corner shop. On the way she collapses, and to her surprise wakes up in hospital. Isobel then finds herself in the tuberculosis sanatorium where she becomes a member of a self-contained society. Whilst on the slow path to recovery, the god-like doctors and an assorted, less than compatible, cast of patients help Isobel to gain hard insights about herself, and about human nature
A change in the lighting by Amy Witting( Recording )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her husband leaves her suddenly for a younger woman, Ella Ferguson is compelled to look afresh at many things she has taken for granted: her relationship with her children, the conventions which have governed her life, and most of all at herself and aspects of her own character newly revealed
Marriages by Amy Witting( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In marriage there are ties that bind, yet sometimes the ties can chafe - and strangle. These stories reach into the darker sides of human nature - incest, illegitimacy, rejection, resentment - exposing the joy and pain of human relationships in all their complexity
French vocabulary by Amy Witting( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Amy Witting Australian novelist, poet

Amy Witting dichteres uit Australië (1918-2001)

Amy Witting poetă australiană

De Guesclin 1918-2001

Fraser Joan

Fraser, Joan Austral 1918-2001

Levick Joan

Levick, Joan 1918-2001

Levick, Joan Austral 1918-2001

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