WorldCat Identities

Duncan, Jane 1910-1976

Overview
Works: 67 works in 373 publications in 3 languages and 8,523 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Fictional autobiographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6054.U46, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jane Duncan
 
Most widely held works by Jane Duncan
Brave Janet Reachfar by Jane Duncan( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a sudden snowstorm, Janet ventures out onto a forbidden hill to rescue a lost sheep only to wind up needing help herself
My friends the Miss Boyds by Jane Duncan( Book )

29 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 9-year-old daughter of a prosperous farmer tells of the arrival of six frivolous old maids and how they disrupt the life of a Scottish highland village
My friends George and Tom by Jane Duncan( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Jane Duncan uses two key charaters of recent book and now given them thier own, a galant funny and shareing story
My friends the Misses Kindness by Jane Duncan( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bereaved widow sailing back to Scotland meets three women on the ship who draw her out and renew her interest in others
My friend Flora by Jane Duncan( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Friend Flora is set in the 'Reachfar' country - the Black Isle in Rossshire - where the narrator, Janet Sandison, spent her childhood and which was the setting for the first of Jane Duncan's enchanting books, My Friends the Miss Boyds. The same marvellous sense of the countryside and its people gives its colour and warmth to the story of Flora 'Bedamned' and her family. Flora and the other Bedamneds (the bye-name, inherited from Flora's great-grandfather, is strikingly apt) first impinge on Janet's life when, at the age of five, she goes to the village school in Achcraggan in 1915. Jamie Bedamned and his forbears have cast their own special and sinister blight on the countryside for generations - morose, black-browed, independent, ill-favoured craftsmen better suited to the construction of dark, satanic mills than the bridges and buildings of the Highlands. But Flora's bedamnedness is of a more passive nature. When her mother dies, she leaves school to bring up her younger brothers and sisters, including the terrifying Georgie, and to keep house for her curmudgeonly old father. Janet, George and Tom and, in particular, Janet's young aunt Kate battle to improve the lot of the patient - maddeningly patient - Flora, a natural-born doormat. But in the end it is Flora who turns the tables on her would-be benefactors and is the means of bringing unexpected happiness to the Sandisons of Reachfar
My friend Monica by Jane Duncan( Book )

19 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janet Sandison, recently demobbed, is marrying an engineer called Twice. As they search for a place to set up home together, Janet's WAAF friend Lady Monica Loame steps elegantly and disruptively back into her life. She brings memories not only of the war and the countless mugs of whisky, but also a solution
Janet Reachfar and Chickabird by Jane Duncan( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because of her own carelessness, a young girl must decide the fate of an injured chicken
My friend Sashie by Jane Duncan( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'From the rail I looked down at Sashie's upturned face and the brilliant, early tropical sunlight made me think of the lights upon the stage of a theatre long ago ...' With these thoughts Janet Sandison says goodbye to the West Indian island that has been her home for many years, for her husband Twice has died, the great house where old Madame Dulac held court for so long is to be sold, changes are coming to the island, and Janet herself is setting out on a new and adventurous life. That she is doing so is due in no small measure to her friend Sashie, the ex-RAF pilot who walks on 'tin legs' and whose tender, sensitive friendship has drawn Janet from the dark limbo of desolation into which her husband's death had plunged her
Janet Reachfar and the kelpie by Jane Duncan( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite a warning to stay away from a dangerous well, Janet peeks in and sees a terrible kelpie monster staring back at her
My friend, my father by Jane Duncan( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My friend Muriel by Jane Duncan( Book )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janet Sandison made her bow in My Friends the Miss Boyds, Jane Duncan's sparkling first novel. Here she is again, now a determined young woman of twenty with a University degree. Taking a job with a cranky Pen-Friend organization, she meets Muriel. Muriel is uncompromisingly plain, but clings like ivy. As the lively narrative unfolds, Muriel's story and Janet's diverge and interlace again, aided by a blushing curate, an eccentric she-dragon and her severely repressed husband, by a shady confidence trickster and a suit of armour!
My friend Annie by Jane Duncan( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janet Sandison moves with her father to a farm near Glasgow, where she acquires a difficult stepmother and meets Annie, a girl with an opposite character
My friends, the Mrs. Millers by Jane Duncan( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janet and Twice Alexander meet three Mrs. Millers, all of whom become involved in violence engendered by racial tensions on a Caribbean island
My friends the hungry generation by Jane Duncan( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My friend the swallow by Jane Duncan( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My friends the MacLeans by Jane Duncan( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Janet Alexander learns that young Roddy Maclean intends to defy his parents and become a writer, not an engineer, she readily helps him run away from St Jago. Her impulsive action infuriates Rob and Marion Maclean, and harsh words end a long friendship. Interwoven with Janet's discovery of deeper currents under the placid surface of the Paradise estate, are unrest among the plantation workers, the convalescence of Twice Alexander, and the advent of Madame Dulac's grandson Edward, who falls more than a little in love with Janet. Not until Roddy unexpectedly returns to the island does Janet come to know the truth about her friends the Macleans
My friend, Cousin Emmie by Jane Duncan( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the time the sea voyage of a middle aged woman and her husband is over, they have become involved with a disturbing young man and his equally irritating relative, Cousin Emmie
My friend Marthas̀“ aunt by Jane Duncan( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janet tells of an "ugly American" from New York, a hurricane, and other events on the Caribbean island. Follows "My friend Sandy."
My friend Rose by Jane Duncan( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My friend Sandy by Jane Duncan( Book )

15 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janet and 'Twice' Alexander break new ground in the island of St. Jago, British West Indies - a setting as far removed from the Highlands of Scotland as a calypso from a lament. But it takes more than a planter's punch compounded of island feuds, jealousies and intrigues to put out the exuberant Alexanders - as this further sparkling episode in the now-famous saga shows, through an unexpected drama provides a startling climax
 
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My friends the Miss Boyds
Alternative Names

controlled identitySandison, Janet, 1910-1976

Cameron, Elisabeth Jane

Cameron, Elizabeth Jane 1910-1976

Duncan, Jane 1910-1976

Duncan, Jane 1916-

Jane Duncan British writer

Languages
English (249)

Dutch (4)

German (2)

Covers
My friends the Miss BoydsJanet Reachfar and ChickabirdJanet Reachfar and the kelpie