WorldCat Identities

Brand, Christianna 1907-1988

Works: 142 works in 676 publications in 13 languages and 9,520 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Drama  History  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Conceptor
Classifications: PR6023.E96, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Christianna Brand
Most widely held works by Christianna Brand
The collected tales Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of stories holding the most unimaginable and relentless mischief as the Brown children turn their minds to breaking all the rules. But when no-nonsense nanny Nurse Matilda arrives with her very special kind of magic, things start to happen beyond everyone's wildest expectations. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Green for danger by Christianna Brand( Book )

58 editions published between 1943 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a military hospital during the Blitz, a patient dies under the anesthetic and later the presiding nurse is murdered. Inspector Cockrill finds himself with six suspects--three doctors and three nurses--and not a discernible motive among them
Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand( Book )

48 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incorrigible Brown children, who devour nannies, nurse-maids, and governesses, finally meet their match
Nurse Matilda goes to town by Christianna Brand( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of the many Brown children the second time Nurse Matilda comes to take care of them. The mischievous children get better and better while Nurse Matilda becomes less and less ugly
The brides of Aberdar by Christianna Brand( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A governess comes to Wales to work in a house with a ghostly pastFor four hundred years, the squires of Aberdar have lorded over this gloomy patch of Wales. In Elizabethan times, the house burst with life, love, and intrigue, as gentlemen schemed endlessly in the shadow of the Virgin Queen & rsquo;s court. But now the house is dark, populated only by two darling twins, their ghastly Belgian aunt, and their father, whose grief for their departed mother is too powerful to bear. Into this grim environment steps Miss Alys Tetterman, a bright young governess with a disfiguring scar and secrets of her own. As she undertakes the education of the girls, she learns there is a long history of twins at Aberdar manor & mdash;and of brides dying young. There is one lesson Miss Tetterman should learn herself: Run
Court of foxes by Christianna Brand( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young widow proves that modesty can be deceptive when she becomes the toast of LondonThe Marchesa goes to the theater accompanied only by her maid. She dresses in pure white, without any jewels or powder to compete with her golden hair and blue eyes. In the London society of King George III, this modesty is enough to cause a sensation. Night after night, every bachelor in London sends her flowers, hoping to win an audience with this mysterious, enigmatic beauty, but none have come close to a seat in her box. None of them guess that the Marchesa wears no jewels because she cannot afford them. None of them know that she is not a Marchesa at all. She is Marigold Brown, a poor girl from Gloucestershire who is about to mount the greatest con London has ever seen & mdash;if falling in love doesn & rsquo;t get in her way
Death in high heels by Christianna Brand( Book )

26 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Scotland Yard's young Mr. Charlesworth calls at Christophe et Cie about a murder, he finds five charming young women--all pretty, all suspects, all ready to obstruct his investigations. He would be hard pressed to say which causes more problems--when there is a second murder, or when he falls in love with the main suspect
Tour de force by Christianna Brand( Book )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sudden death of a member of a British tour group on holiday in the Mediterranean leads vacationing Inspector Cockrill to question the competenc of the local police and launch his own investigation
Fog of doubt by Christianna Brand( Book )

15 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few were disappointed when Raoul Vernet was found with his head bashed in, dead in a pool of his own blood. On vacation in England, the Belgian seducer comes to visit Matilda, an old flame from a few years before. She agrees despite suspicions that Vernet has been deploying his legendary charm on another member of the family: young Rosie, who has returned from her Swiss boarding school carrying a child. None of the family members were in the house when Raoul was killed, but all were within a fog-choked London mile. Rosie calls in the brilliant Inspector Cockrill to clear the family's name, but what he finds is a twisted clan of seven people, each as likely to laugh at a murder as commit one
Buffet for unwelcome guests : the best short mysteries of Christianna Brand by Christianna Brand( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five courses of delectable depravity from mystery & rsquo;s master chefPlaying Othello is hard on any actor, but for the great James Dragon, the role is toxic. During the play & rsquo;s run, he must reenact the horrible crime that took his own wife & rsquo;s life. Every person in the audience thinks that Dragon killed his real-life wife, and when the curtain rises they wonder if tonight will be the night when Othello finally cracks. & ldquo;After the Event & rdquo; is just the first in a round of Cockrill cocktails & mdash;bracing short fiction starring Christianna Brand & rsquo;s famed Scotland Yard inspector. From there we proceed to bloody entrees, chilling desserts, and a cup of black coffee that will shock you wide awake. Brand & rsquo;s short fiction is more than a sample & mdash;it is an all-night banquet that leaves the reader terrified and satisfied as only a good mystery can
Starrbelow by Christianna Brand( Book )

12 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and Finnish and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suddenly at his residence by Christianna Brand( Book )

27 editions published between 1947 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grandfather is found dead in the little Grecian lodge among the rose garden of his estate. Inspector Cockrill has reason to believe that Sir Richard met with an untimely death, and that the evildoer is among the genteel family gathered at the rural manor
Naughty children : an anthology by Christianna Brand( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naughtiness takes many forms, and startles the adults of every culture. In this anthology, the exploits of Tom Sawyer, Penrod, and other American and English characters, most of whom are little known, are excerpted for the reader's delight
Heaven knows who by Christianna Brand( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Jessie M'Intosh McLachlan, who was tried in Glasgow, 1862, for the murder of Jessie M'Pherson Richardson
The rose in darkness by Christianna Brand( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three-cornered halo by Christianna Brand( Book )

11 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An island republic goes to insane lengths to canonize its most famous residentJuanita di Perli was a young woman when she decided to live the rest of her life on a table-top. She called it God & rsquo;s will, but for the order of nuns that sprang up around her, Juanita & rsquo;s devotion was a curse. For decades they did the bidding of the holy grouch, and the entire island of San Juan el Pirata sighed with relief when she died. Twenty years later, the islanders fight for Juanita & rsquo;s canonization & mdash;not because they liked her, but because a local saint would be a tourist boon. The only thing keeping the island poor is the Archduke, who refuses to ask Rome to consider Juanita for sainthood. His stubbornness may get him dethroned or worse, for nothing will stop his subjects in their pursuit of Juanita & rsquo;s holy cause
The honey harlot by Christianna Brand( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One woman has the answer to history's strangest maritime mystery. Though history would remember her as the Marie Celeste, the ship's name was Mary Celeste. She was a brig square-rigged, a hundred feet long, large enough for a crew of nine, and sturdy enough to cross the Atlantic and bring profits home to its masters a beautiful ship that was destined for tragedy. On December 4, 1872, the Mary Celeste is found adrift off the coast of Portugal with cargo in her hold, food upon her tables, and half-written letters on her captain's desk. But not a soul can be found on board. This mystery has puzzled maritime scholars for over a century. One woman knows the answers, because she was there from the beginning, and knows the seductive Honey Mary the ship was secretly named after. As she retraces the events that lead up to that fateful voyage, she finds that the mind can be as dark and cold as an ocean grave
The crooked wreath by Christianna Brand( Book )

4 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family patriarch is murdered on the eve of signing a new willSir Richard & rsquo;s family has spent years waiting for him to die, but despite his weak heart, the old man simply refuses to cooperate. In the meantime, he makes their lives miserable by changing his will every few months, depending on which of his strange brood he favors that moment. Now he calls them together to announce his most diabolical revision yet: complete disinheritance of all the wastrels who bear his name. But he never gets a chance to sign the papers & mdash;by morning, he & rsquo;s dead. Scotland Yard sends Inspector Cockrill, the only detective clever enough to unravel the family & rsquo;s tangle of jealousy and deceit. Each member had reason to kill Sir Richard, but which one plunged the syringe of poison into his heart? With a family this mad, nothing is as complicated as the truth
Nanny McPhee by Kirk Jones( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dark and witty fable about a person of unsettling appearance and magical powers who enters the household of the recently widowed Mr. Brown and attempts to tame his seven exceedingly ill-behaved children. The children have managed to drive away 17 previous nannies but as Nanny McPhee takes control, they begin to notice that their vile behaviour now leads swiftly and magically to rather startling consequences
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The collected tales Nurse Matilda
Alternative Names

controlled identityAshe, Mary Ann, 1907-1988

controlled identityThompson, China, 1907-1988

Ashe, Mary Ann 1907-1985

Ashe Mary Ann 1907-1988

Brand, Chr 1907-1988

Brand, Christianna

Christianna Brand britische Schriftstellerin

Christianna Brand britisk skribent

Christianna Brand Brits schrijfster (1907-1988)

Christianna Brand brittisk författare

Christianna Brand scrittrice britannica

Christianna Brand skieuse alpine autrichienne

Lewis, Christianna 1907-

Lewis, Mary Christianna

Lewis, Mary Christianna 1907-1985

Lewis, Mary Christianna 1907-1988

Lewis, Mary Christianna Milne.

Lewis, Mary Christianna Milne 1907-

Lewis, Mary Christianna Milne 1907-1988

Lewis, Mary Christina

Roland, Mary

Roland, Mary 1907-

Roland, Mary 1907-1988

Thompson, China

Thompson, China 1907-

Thompson China 1907-1988

Thomson, China 1907-1985

브랜드, 크리스티아나 1907-1988



ブランド, クリスチアナ

ブランド, クリスティアナ

Green for dangerNurse MatildaNurse Matilda goes to townDeath in high heelsTour de forceFog of doubtSuddenly at his residence