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Johnston, Jennifer 1930-

Works: 111 works in 756 publications in 11 languages and 13,169 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  One-act plays  History  Periodicals  Juvenile works  Sea stories  Sea fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PR6060.O394, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Jennifer Johnston
The great shark escape by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

60 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,173 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 )

56 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 938 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 )

53 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 923 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
Fool's sanctuary by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 822 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 )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 753 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 Christmas tree by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

48 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Ireland. Constance Keating, alienated from her family, returns to her family home to die._
The Best short plays( )

in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible worm by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 595 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
Foolish mortals by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 456 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
The illusionist by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 444 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
The gingerbread woman by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 439 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 friendship which enables each character to face their difficult, damaged past and look towards the future
The captains and the kings by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

43 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and German and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Dublin widower takes a liking to a fifteen-year-old boy
This is not a novel by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 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
Grace and truth by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally, a successful actress, has just returned from a long European tour to her house in Goatstown. Exhausted, she wants only to rest and see her husband Charlie again. But Charlie announces that he's leaving her. This causes Sally to wonder who she really is and if she really is too hard to live with
Shadowstory by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel
Truth or fiction by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 325 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
Two moons by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 299 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 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sixpenny song by Jennifer Johnston( Book )

6 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?
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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.08 for The great ... to 0.86 for Taylor's j ...)

The great shark escape
How many miles to Babylon?The old jestShadows on our skinFool's sanctuaryThe railway station manThe Christmas treeThe invisible wormFoolish mortals
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 (522)

French (41)

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Spanish (6)

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