WorldCat Identities

Johnston, Jennifer 1930-

Works: 102 works in 705 publications in 10 languages and 12,686 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Sagas  Bildungsromans  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6060.O394, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jennifer Johnston
The great shark escape by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Frizzle's class travel under the ocean
How many miles to Babylon? by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

54 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Moore is an upper-class Irish boy. All but ignored by his father and devoured by his mother, he is alone, lonely and bored. On his family's majestic and glorious farm, there is a young peasant boy, Jerry Crowe, equally alone in the world. The friendship is born. It deepens, in spite of class difference, amid the beauties and freedom of the Irish countryside. And then World War I breaks out. The boys enlist; Alex is to become an officer, Jerry an enlisted man. Ultimately, in a dramatic and tragic scene at the front at Flanders, the fate of the two becomes locked together.--
The old jest by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

52 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and French and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late summer near Dublin 1920, and up at the great house there are still cucumber sandwiches for tea ... yet Nancy has begun to sense that the old and charmed life of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy, cannot go on forever._
Shadows on our skin by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

51 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge middelbare scholier, die opgegroeid is in een katholieke wijk van de Noordierse stad Derry, wordt zich van zijn liefde voor een jonge lerares bewust, terwijl hij ook bij de stadsoorlog betrokken raakt
The Christmas tree by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

45 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Ireland. Constance Keating, alienated from her family, returns to her family home to die._
Fool's sanctuary by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1920's and Ireland is on the brink of war. In Miranda's world politics washes like at tide. Loyalty, romance and friendship are fractured by betrayal and the gunman's fight for freedom, honour and pride.__
The railway station man by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the life of an Irish widow whose purpose for existence is stirred by a World War II veteran and is marred by the politics of the time and region
The invisible worm by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura's father, the Senator, has died, and now Laura remembers and reconsiders how her family was overwhelmed by past secrets
The illusionist by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Stella first meets Martyn, he's just a stranger on a train. She knows nothing at all about him. But very quickly she is won over by his charm and breathtaking illusions, and when he asks her to marry him, she agrees. However, as they begin their life together, Stella starts to feel uneasy. What exactly is the show-stopping illusion he claims to be working on, locked away in that room? Who are those men that visit the house at strange hours? And why are her questions never answered? As Stella realises that she barely knows the man she married, her thoughts turn to escape."--BOOK COVER
Foolish mortals by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All families are complicated, but some are more complicated than others. And Christmas can only make matters worse. After Ciara's estranged father is nearly killed by his second wife in a car accident - or was it an accident? - Ciara begins, gingerly, to re-enter his life. As her troubled family gather for the holidays, is it too much to hope that they begin to find peace at last? Of course it is. With cross-dressing twins, new loves and an unpredictably monstrous matriarch, Christmas was never going to be easy. But it proves both more disastrous and happier than any of them could have guessed
Grace and truth by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally, a successful actress, has been told by her husband Charlie that he is leaving her. Sally begins to doubt herself and wonders if she is difficult to live with. She reminisces her childhood years and her lonely secretive unmarried mother who kept her at home with her, not allowing her to mix with other children. Sally wonders who she really is, and contacts her grandfather a reserved, dignified old Bishop
The gingerbread woman by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a rainy afternoon, a man out walking happens upon a woman gazing out into Dublin Bay. From this chance encounter develops a remarkable freindship which enables each character to face their difficult, damaged past and look towards the future
Truth or fiction by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When journalist Caroline Wallace is asked to go to Dublin to meet Desmond Fitzmaurice, a literary giant of the 30s, she finds it hard to care about a writer whose star faded a very long time ago. But in Desmond's quiet house, and quiet life, Caroline finds much, much more than she bargained for
Shadowstory by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel
This is not a novel by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I was eighteen years two months and two days when my father came to see me in the nursing home and told me that Johnny was dead. Drowned. Lost at sea." "Johnny, an outstanding young swimmer, went missing nearly thirty years ago: drowned, or so everyone except his sister Imogen, the narrator of Jennifer Johnston's novel, believes." "The event literally leaves Imogen speechless, for how could this happen? Johnny, encouraged, pushed even, from a child by his father, could have made the Olympic team, couldn't he? In the company of his friend Bruno, the handsome young German tutor, Imogen has seen him slicing through the water, staying out for hours before racing back gleaming. She has sailed with the two young men out across the bay that lies beneath the old stone house Great Grandfather bought at the beginning of the century."--Jacket
The captains and the kings by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

50 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Dublin widower takes a liking to a fifteen-year-old boy
Two moons by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drie generaties vrouwen uit een familie komen op een cruciaal moment in hun leven samen in een landhuis in de buurt van Dublin
The gates by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sixpenny song by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not every death is a tragedy. Not every silver lining is intact. Annie's father is dead. She isn't sorry. A rich and domineering man, his chief passion was money and, long ago, when his lovely, fragile wife died suddenly, he sent Annie to school in England, and tried to ensure that her mother was never mentioned again. But at last his tyranny is over. And so Annie leaves her London life and goes back to Dublin, to the family house she hates, and discovers that now, just when she thought she was free of her father, he has left her the house and intends her to live as he would have wished. Does she dare to defy him one more time? And who can she trust to tell her the truth about her mother's life, and death?
The essential Jennifer Johnston by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The great shark escape
Alternative Names
Jennifer Johnston écrivaine irlandaise

Jennifer Johnston escritora irlandesa

Jennifer Johnston irische Schriftstellerin

Jennifer Johnston romanschrijfster uit Ierland

Jennifer Johnston scrittrice irlandese

Johnston, J.

Johnston, Jennifer Prudence 1930-

Дженифър Джонстън

Дженнифер Джонстон


ジョンストン, ジェニファー

English (505)

French (48)

Italian (13)

Spanish (7)

German (5)

Czech (5)

Polish (3)

Slovenian (2)

Arabic (1)

Danish (1)

How many miles to Babylon?The old jestShadows on our skinThe Christmas treeFool's sanctuaryThe railway station manThe invisible wormThe illusionist