WorldCat Identities

Brand, Christianna 1907-1988

Works: 177 works in 829 publications in 15 languages and 10,789 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Children's films  Detective and mystery fiction  Film adaptations  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Originator, Creator, Compiler, Conceptor
Classifications: PR6023.E96, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Christianna Brand
Most widely held works by Christianna Brand
Nanny McPhee by Kirk Jones( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Norwegian and held by 1,412 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
Green for danger by Christianna Brand( Book )

84 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 977 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 : the collected tales by Christianna Brand( Book )

54 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incorrigible Brown children, who devour nannies, nurse-maids, and governesses, finally meet their match
The brides of Aberdar by Christianna Brand( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 422 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 413 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
Nanny McPhee : the collected tales of Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 386 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 )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 385 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
Death in high heels by Christianna Brand( Book )

27 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 382 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 366 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 held by 362 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 )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five courses of delectable depravity from mystery's master chefPlaying Othello is hard on any actor, but for the great James Dragon, the role is toxic. During the play's run, he must reenact the horrible crime that took his own wife'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.?After the Event? is just the first in a round of Cockrill cocktails--bracing short fiction starring Christianna Brand'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's short fiction is more than a sample--it is an all-night banquet that leaves the reader terrified and satisfied as only a good mystery can
Heads you lose by Christianna Brand( Book )

36 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pigeonsford Estate is playing host to a group of close friends when one of their number, Grace Morland, is found dead in a ditch. The murder is made even more unusual by the fact that Grace was wearing her friend Francesca's hat, the same hat that only the day before she'd claimed she wouldn't be caught dead wearing. Inspector Cockrill has known most of the friends since they were children. They are all from good families and very close to one another; how, then, could one of them be a cold-blooded killer? And if one of them had murdered Grace which one was it and why had they done it?
Cat and mouse by Christianna Brand( Book )

32 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A London writer falls into a trap of romance and false identityKatinka Jones spends her days beautifying, trying out the latest ointments, corsets, and creams in order to pass the information on to the thankful readers of Girls Together. When not immersed in a mud bath, she answers advice letters, and none are so compelling as those of Amista, a Welsh girl in love with a modern-day Heathcliff. Amista's dramatic stories and beautiful descriptions of her village spark Tinka's interest. For her next holiday, Tinka travels to Wales, where she finds that beauty-product salesmen aren't the only people who lie. No one in Pentre Trist has heard of Amista, and no one will admit to writing the letters. As she tries to learn the identity of her pen pal, Tinka stumbles into an ancient Welsh mystery. The letters may have been lies, but the danger they described is all too real
Starrbelow by Christianna Brand( Book )

13 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and Finnish and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Italian woman travels to eighteenth-century England to wage war on polite society in this sweeping historical saga of mystery, scandal, and romance. Sophia Devigne is a child of Venice, as much a part of the wonderful island city as the canals themselves. If it were up to her, she would never leave, but her family has other ideas. For the sake of her British father's honor, she's being sent to London to make her societal debut. Her father hopes she'll attract a wealthy husband and retire to a life of polite boredom in the English countryside, but beneath Sophia's genteel exterior lurks the wild spirit of Venice, which will thrust her headlong into the scandal of the century. When Sophia wins the hand of the dashing Lord Weyburn, she believes her troubles are over. But his elegant Cotswold estate, Starrbelow, is just another gilded cage. Desperate to be free, she escapes to town'and embarks on a wild debauch that shocks all London. Never again will she call herself Sophia. Now she's Sapphire, and she'll bow to no man. But when her wild indulgences embroil her in a suspicious death, Sapphire is accused of murder, and faces the merciless judgment of the court of public opinion. On trial by society, she will live or die as she always has: unbroken and standing tall. This stirring recreation of eighteenth-century English society combines adventure, murder, and timeless romance. Christianna Brand was one of the masters of classic British mystery fiction, and Starrbelow is one of her greatest works
Death of Jezebel by Christianna Brand( Book )

22 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a medieval pageant, Inspector Cockrill investigates a dramatic deathEver since she drove her best friend's fiancé to kill himself, Isabel Drew has been nicknamed Jezebel. She is domineering, arrogant, vain-and beautiful enough to get away with it. She is starring as a princess in a medieval pageant when her past catches up to her. On tiny slips of paper, threats appear, promising death to Isabel and those around her. Fearing she may be attacked, she invites the brilliant Inspector Cockrill to keep her safe after the performance. But her precautions come too late. During the first show, Isab
Suddenly at his residence by Christianna Brand( Book )

33 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 220 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
The rose in darkness by Christianna Brand( )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three-cornered halo by Christianna Brand( )

11 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 197 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
Heaven knows who by Christianna Brand( Book )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Jessie M'Intosh McLachlan, who was tried in Glasgow, 1862, for the murder of Jessie M'Pherson Richardson
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Nanny McPhee
Green for dangerNurse Matilda : the collected talesThe collected tales Nurse MatildaNanny McPhee : the collected tales of Nurse MatildaNurse Matilda goes to townDeath in high heelsTour de forceFog of doubt
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

Brand, Christianna, 1907-

Christianna Brand britische Schriftstellerin

Christianna Brand britisk skribent

Christianna Brand Brits schrijfster (1907-1988)

Christianna Brand brittisk författare

Christianna Brand écrivaine anglaise

Christianna Brand escritora británica

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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

Milne, Mary Christianna 1907-1988

Roland, Mary

Roland, Mary 1907-

Roland, Mary 1907-1988

Thompson, China

Thompson, China 1907-

Thompson China 1907-1988

Thomson, China 1907-1985

בראנד, כריסטינה, 1907-1988

ക്രിസ്റ്റ്യാന്ന ബ്രാൻഡ്

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