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Blackburn, Julia

Overview
Works: 60 works in 334 publications in 13 languages and 8,046 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Biographies  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Drama  Radio plays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Actor
Classifications: PR6052.L3413, B
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With Billie by Julia Blackburn( Book )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of singer Billie Holiday as seen through the eyes of friends, lovers, fellow musicians, critics, producers, pimps and junkies, narcotics agents, and others, from her Baltimore childhood to her rise to fame and her tragic death
Daisy Bates in the desert by Julia Blackburn( Book )

49 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1913, when she was 54 years old, Daisy Bates went to live in the deserts of South Australia. And there she stayed, with occasional interruptions, for almost 30 years. She left a detailed record of her life in her letters, her published articles, her book The Passing of the Aborigines, and in notes scribbled on paper bags, old railway timetables, and even scraps of newspaper. But very little of what this strange woman tells about herself is true. For her there were no boundaries separating experience from imagination; she inhabited a world filled with events that could not have taken place, with people she had never met. In Daisy Bates in the Desert Julia Blackburn explores the ancient and desolate landscape where Mrs. Bates says she was most happy. There are meetings with the aborigines and whites who knew her or about her, and slowly the facts of her life are allowed to emerge. But what makes this book so extraordinary is the way that, almost imperceptibly, the author fuses her own imagination and experience with that of Daisy Bates, until she seems to be recalling this other life as if it were her own, until she is able to bring us the feeling of sitting in a tent near a railway line, staring out across a red desert, where the boundary between experience and imagination disappears. This magical, absorbing new book by the acclaimed author of The Emperor's Last Island confirms Julia Blackburn as one of Britain's most original and talented writers. - Jacket flap
Old man Goya by Julia Blackburn( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1792, when he was forty-seven, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya contracted a serious illness which left him stone deaf. In this extraordinary book Julia Blackburn follows Goya through the remaining thirty-five years of his life. It was a time of political turmoil, of war, violence and confusion, and Goya transformed what he saw happening in the world around him into his visionary paintings, drawings and etchings. These were also years of tenderness for Goya, of intimate relationships with the Duchess of Alba and with Leocadia, his mistress, who was with him to the end." "Julia Blackburn writes of the elderly painter with the intimacy of an old friend, seeing through his eyes and sharing the silence in his head. Goya never stopped working, producing paintings 'between two cigarettes', and Blackburn captures his ferocious energy, his passion and his genius."--BOOK JACKET
The leper's companions by Julia Blackburn( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fantasy novel on a medieval village and the characters who live there. They include a mermaid, a leper, a priest and a woman who sees devils. By the author of The Book of Color
The white men : the first response of aboriginal peoples to the white man by Julia Blackburn( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of color : a novel by Julia Blackburn( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christian missionary arrives on an Indian Ocean island to convert the natives and the local witch doctor replies with a curse. The novel traces the effect of the curse. The missionary marries a native woman and his descendants, who return to England, are cursed with a colored skin in a white man's world
Charles Waterton : 1782-1865 : traveller and conservationist by Julia Blackburn( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van eenn excentrieke, adellijke Engelsman met veel liefde voor de natuur
Threads : the delicate life of John Craske by Julia Blackburn( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Craske, a Norfolk fisherman, was born in 1881 and in 1917, when he had just turned 36, he fell seriously ill. For the rest of his life he kept moving in and out of what was described as 'a stuporous state'. In 1923 he started making paintings of the sea and boats and the coastline seen from the sea, and later, when he was too ill to stand and paint, he turned to embroidery, which he could do lying in bed. His embroideries were also the sea, including his masterpiece, a huge embroidery of The Evacuation of Dunkirk. Very few facts about Craske are known, and only a few scattered photographs have survived, together with accounts by the writer Sylvia Townsend Warner and her lover Valentine Ackland, who discovered Craske in 1937. So Julia Blackburn's account of his life is far from a conventional biography
Goya : a life in letters by Francisco Goya( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From an early age Goya was anxious to preserve a record of his life, but few of his writings have survived and his most personal records appear in his letters. He corresponded regularly with the aristocracy and the monarchy, as well as with friends. Goya's surviving letters reveal a highly emotional man, prepared to state his feelings as passionately to the authorities of a cathedral as to a close friend. His letters make few concessions and are literary works in their own right. Uniquely individual, they signal a new attitude on the part of a fine artist towards his profession, his social position and his sources of inspiration. These writings look forward to the great artistic testaments of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Delacroix's diary, the letters of Van Gogh and Dali's Diary of a Genius." "From this new collection, in which many letters have been translated into English for the first time, Goya emerges as witty, passionate and unexpectedly vulnerable."--Jacket
The emperor's last island : a journey to St. Helena by Julia Blackburn( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van het verblijf van Keizer Napoleon I van Frankrijk op Sint Helena (1815-'21) en een beschrijving van de geschiedenis van het eiland
The three of us : a family story by Julia Blackburn( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This memoir is the story of three people: Julia Blackburn, her father Thomas and her mother Rosalie. Theirs was a difficult relationship: Thomas was an alcoholic, and Julia and Rosalie were more like sisters, later becoming sexual rivals. Ultimately, the book is a tale of redemption, a love story
Selected poems by Thomas Blackburn( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thin paths : journeys in and around an Italian mountain village by Julia Blackburn( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van wandelingen in de omgeving van een bergdorp in Ligurië en van contacten met de dorpsbewoners
My animals & other family by Julia Blackburn( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family story by Julia Blackburn( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia Blackburn's father Thomas was a poet and an alcoholic. Her mother Rosalie was a painter who treated Julia as her sister, her confidante, and eventually as her deadly sexual rival. Later Rosalie was diagnosed with leukaemia and came to live with Julia for the last month of her life. This story is a tale of redemption, a love story
Billie Holiday by Julia Blackburn( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in German and Swedish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Involves students in the life story of a Black jazz singer of the 1930's and 1940's
ZerO man Jan J. Schoonhoven : Dutch artist & civil servant (1914-1994) by Sandra Van Beek( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a child by Thomas Blackburn( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo men yu bi li.ha le dai by Julia Blackburn( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The need for nonsense by Julia Blackburn( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Sachs stars in this BBC Radio 4 'Afternoon Play' about painter Edward Lear. The Need for Nonsense was originally broadcast on 9 February 2009, and repeated on 17 January 2011. Julia Blackburn's play captures the warm, heartfelt and comic story of the Victorian poet and painter Edward Lear's lifelong friendship with his eccentric Greek servant, Giorgio, who inspired him to address the painful truths in his life while making us laugh
 
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Daisy Bates in the desertOld man GoyaThe leper's companionsThe book of color : a novelCharles Waterton : 1782-1865 : traveller and conservationistGoya : a life in lettersThe emperor's last island : a journey to St. HelenaThe three of us : a family story
Alternative Names
Julia Blackburn britische Schriftstellerin

Julia Blackburn British writer

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