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Edwards, Ruth Dudley

Works: 66 works in 527 publications in 1 language and 13,649 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Humorous fiction  Maps  Biography  Periodicals  Satire  Atlases 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor
Classifications: PR6055.D98, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruth Dudley Edwards
An atlas of Irish history by Ruth Dudley Edwards( )

60 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combining more than a hundred maps, charts and graphs with a narrative packed with key facts and analysis, An Atlas of Irish History provides coverage of the main political, military, economic, religious and social changes that have occurred in Ireland and among the Irish abroad over the past two millennia." "This third edition has been comprehensively revised, updated and significantly expanded to include an account of the startling changes that have occurred in Ireland and among its emigrants in the last few decades - from the impact of the Celtic Tiger to the peace process." "An Atlas of Irish History is an invaluable resource for students of Irish history and politics and the general reader alike."--Jacket
Corridors of death by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the charming and disaffected Civil Servant, Robert Amiss. When his boss is found with his head crushed in, Amiss joins forces with Superintendent Milton to solve the crime. Motives proliferate and more deaths follow as they stalk the corridors of Whitehall
Murder in a cathedral by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England, a new fundamentalist dean in Westonbury Cathedral spells doom for the radical gay priests, feminist witches and cult members who have ruled the church for decades. In no time the dean is dead and sleuth Robert Amiss has a case. By the author of Matricide at St. Martha's
Murdering Americans by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the film fantasies of 1950s Hollywood, Baroness Troutbeck heads for America to become a visiting professor at an American campus and finds herself investigating the possible murder of the late Provost of Freeman State University
Killing the emperors by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady (Jack) Troutbeck is missing. So too, is Sir Henry Fortune, celebrity curator, and his partner in love and money, louche art dealer Jason Pringle. Panic begins in the London art world when no one can locate Anastasia Holliday, sensational abject artist, Jake Thorogood, the critic who catapulted her into stardom, or Dr. Hortense Wilde, notorious for having influenced generations of art students to despise craftsmanship. Spotting that the victims' common link is that their careers blossomed when they whole-heartedly embraced newly-fashionable conceptual art, there is media hysteria. Are they hostages? If so why? Ransom? Revenge? What bewilders the police and her friends is that Baroness Troutbeck is a standard-bearer of conservative values in education and art who recently publicly described admirers of conceptual art as knaves and fools. Can Troutbeck's friends rescue her before her own worst fantasies are turned into reality?
Patrick Pearse : the triumph of failure by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carnage on the committee by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the chairperson of the prestigious Knapper-Wharburton Literary Prize dies in suspicious circumstances, Robert Amiss (the token sane member of the judging panel) wastes no time in summoning Baroness "Jack" Troutbeck to step into the chair. With the baroness at the helm, the judges resume the task of whittling away at the short-list. But the killer, too, has resumed work and is whittling away at the judges one by one
Matricide at St Martha's by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In St. Martha's College, Cambridge, rival factions battle over a bequest. One lot wants it spent on fellowships, another on redecoration, a third on a politically-correct ethnics study center. When people start dying, the college calls in Scotland Yard's Jim Milton
Clubbed to death by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British fondness for tradition is no secret, but some members of London's ffeatherstonehaugh's club (pronounced "Fanshaw," naturally) seem to be taking things a bit too far, bumping off officers of the club who threaten their ordered, if highly eccentric, way of life. After the club secretary allegedly jumps to his death from the club's gallery, Robert Amiss, conveniently unemployed at the moment, agrees to help his friends at the Police Department get to the bottom
Ten lords a-leaping by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of several peers inside the House of Lords leads Baroness Troutbeck and her friend Robert Amiss to a national scandal
The Saint Valentine's Day murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British civil servant Robert Amiss becomes enmeshed in a complex web of mystery and murder when he attempts to find the individual responsible for sending poisoned chocolates on St. Valentine's Day
Publish and be murdered by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleuth Robert Amiss investigates the murder of the editor of a British news magazine which was in the process of being modernized. A satirical look at journalism
The English school of murder by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He's a civil servant down on his luck and out of a job--and thus ripe for a post as a police spy at the Knightsbridge School. Robert's cover will be to teach English as a foreign language. His mission soon becomes, well, murder
The Anglo-Irish murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Foolishly, the British and Irish governments have chosen the tactless and impatient Baroness Troutbeck to chair a conference on Anglo-Irish cultural sensitivities. She instantly press-gangs Robert Amiss, her young friend and reluctant accomplice, into becoming conference organizer. It is a conference to remember in more ways than one. When a delegate plummets off the battlements, no one, not even the authorities, can decide whether it was by accident or design. The next death poses the same problem and causes warring factions to accuse each other of murder even as the politicians are busily trying to brush everything under the carpet in the name of peace"--Page 4 of cover
The pursuit of reason : the Economist, 1843-1993 by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its founding by James Wilson in 1843 as a radical free-trade journal, The Economist has grown in worldwide weekly circulation to over 500,000 copies (200,000 of which are sold in the United States). In celebration of this influential paper's 150th anniversary, Ruth Dudley Edwards has written The Pursuit of Reason, a work that is at once a history of the major international economic, business, & political issues of the past 150 years and an account of the people who reported on them--now published for the first time in the United States. It includes information about Thomas Hodgskin, Herbert Spencer, William Rathbone Greg, Herbert Henry Asquith, the Irish famine, St. Loe Strachey, Geoffrey Crowther, and the oxbrodge influx
Victor Gollancz : a biography by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven : the lives and legacies of the founding fathers of the Irish Republic by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Easter Sunday, April 23, 1916, the Irish Republican Brotherhood's military council put their names to the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, declaring that they were the provisional government of an Ireland free from British rule. In effect, each man had knowingly signed his own death warrent. Since then, the Seven have been eulogized and used as political weapons by many. To challenge the morality of the Rising was to be denounced as unpatriotic, even un-Irish. One hundred years later, however, there is increasing recognition that it's time for Ireland's founding fathers to come under proper scrutiny. This book explores how these men- from contrasting backgrounds with starkly different personalities- came together to initiate an armed rebellion that profoundly changed the course of Irish history. It draws on a lifetime of research and reflection to seperate each man from his myth, assess his virtues and flaws and bring together the strands of 1916's revolutionary web. What made the Seven believe themselves entitled to stage a rebellion without the authorization from the organizations they claimed to represent? Did they share a coherent vision? This book challenges us to judge the actions of Ireland's founding fathers and to determine what their legacy has really been
The faithful tribe : an intimate portrait of the loyal institutions by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every summer throughout Northern Ireland, tens of thousands of Protestants parade; wearing bowler hats and collarettes and carrying banners with biblical and historical scenes, they are viewed by outsiders as triumphalist bigots lording it over the minority population. However, to the members of the loyal institutions - Apprentice Boys, Orange Order and Royal Black Preceptory - they are merely commemorating the courage of their forefathers, proudly celebrating hard-won civil and religious freedoms, demonstrating their loyalty to God and the Crown and having an enjoyable day out with their families and friends." "During the last few years, organised opposition to parades has led to violent confrontations: hundreds of journalists and cameramen from around the world arrive at flashpoints like Derry, Drumcree and the Ormeau Road in Belfast to record the violence that could lead to civil war. And almost all outsiders blame the loyal institutions for intransigence and insensitivity in marching where they are not wanted." "Noted author and historian Ruth Dudley Edwards tells their inside story for the first time. A veteran of dozens of parades - peaceful and violent - she has developed close friendships within the institutions that have given her a unique insight into what their members do and think and stand for, while her Dublin Roman Catholic background provides a critical vantage point from which to assess them."--Jacket
Newspapermen : Hugh Cudlipp, Cecil Harmsworth King, and the glory days of Fleet Street by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating story of the press barons of London℗s Fleet Street. Hugh Cudlipp, the journalistic genius, and Cecil Harmsworth King, the formidable intellect, met in 1935 and became, in Cudlipp℗s words, the ©Barnum and Bailey♯ of Fleet Street; together, on the foundation of the populist Daily Mirror, they created the biggest publishing empire in the world
James Connolly by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Murdering Americans
Corridors of deathMurder in a cathedralMurdering AmericansPatrick Pearse : the triumph of failureCarnage on the committeeMatricide at St Martha'sClubbed to deathTen lords a-leaping
Alternative Names
Dudley Edwards Ruth

Dudley Edwards, Ruth 1944-

Ruth Dudley Edwards historiadora irlandesa

Ruth Dudley Edwards historica uit Ierland

Ruth Dudley Edwards Irish writer and historian


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