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Dudgeon, Piers

Overview
Works: 69 works in 252 publications in 1 language and 8,560 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Biographies  History  Guidebooks  Quotations  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PR6052.I7728, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Piers Dudgeon
Maeve Binchy : the biography by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maeve Binchy's novels sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, and when she died on July 30th 2012, she did so as Ireland's best-loved writer. With bestselling books such as Light a Penny Candle, Circle of Friends, Tara Road, Evening Class, and A Week in Winter, which was published four months after her death, no one else told stories like Maeve Binchy. Humane, down-to-earth, and funny, her novels captured imaginations on both sides of the Atlantic in a way that most authors only dream of. More than simply a biography, this extraordinary book visits Maeve Binchy in the land of her birth, which is the environment of her novels, and in the company of the author and her fictional characters sets out to discover the emotional contours which define her as a writer and a person"--
The woman of substance : the secret life that inspired the renowned storyteller Barbara Taylor Bradford by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time ever, take a fascinating look at the remarkable life of Barbara Taylor Bradford. Her first book, A Woman of Substance, is one of the bestselling novels of all time and has made her one of the most successful authors in the world. Yet her rise to fame and fortune was not an easy one. Barbara came from humble beginnings in Yorkshire, the only daughter of a laborer and a nanny. From an early age, her mother Freda had marked her daughter out for glory--at any cost. This drive, ambition, and desire to triumph helped Barbara take the Yorkshire Evening Post and Fleet Street by storm. But her biggest achievement was undeniably A Woman of Substance. The novel
Neverland : J.M. Barrie, the Du Mauriers, and the dark side of Peter Pan by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the tragic story of the author of the beloved children's novel, who learned hypnosis to captivate and psychologically abuse a family with whom he had become obsessed, the very family that inspired the Darlings of "Peter Pan."
Enchanted Cornwall : her pictorial memoir by Daphne Du Maurier( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Daphne du Maurier's personal memoir, the story of how enchanted Cornwall formed her as a writer -- how the spirit of Cornwall awakened in her a response so imaginative that it transformed ordinary perception into the inspired perception of a master story-teller. Enchanted, mysterious, unexplored, this is Cornwall as seen through the eyes of the best-selling author of Rebecca, Frenchman's Creek and Jamaica Inn -- tales which have passed into Cornish folk-lore. In Frenchman's Creek, it is the Helford river and the primaeval enchantment of the creek itself which inspires her; in Jamaica Inn, the hard, diabolic "beauty" of Bodmin Moor. In Castle Dor, landscape speaks to her of ancient Cornish myths and legends -- an extraordinary perception, source of that sinister otherworldliness that held spellbound millions who read The Birds and Don't Look Now. Completed shortly before Dame du Maurier's death in 1989, Enchanted Cornwall is the story of a magical relationship between a person and the spirit of a place. It will have special significance for millions who have enjoyed her books and want to know more about this very private writer. But it is a book for everyone to enjoy: her readers, those who have enjoyed her films, and travellers to Cornwall -- whether making their journey in person or just in mind. - Jacket flap
The girl from Leam Lane : the life and writings of Catherine Cookson by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author unlocks Cookson's complex character using her many books as the keys. Cookson had a tragic childhood and through her writing exorcised her own demons to triumph as an author
The Art of making furniture by John Makepeace( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty furniture projects for the amateur, inspired by designs from leading international craftsmen
Kate's daughter : the real Catherine Cookson by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Kate's Daughter' gets to the heart of the Catherine Cookson story. With the help of material made available since Catherine's death, Piers Dudgeon lifts the veil on the myth and lays bare the true nature of this complex and fascinating woman. What emerges is a fresh documentary portrait, shot through with a psychological dimension that explains for the first time the fears that cast Catherine into the nightmare of mental breakdown and fed the very darkest veins of autobiography in her novels."--Page 4 of cover
The real Peter Pan : J.M. Barrie and the boy who inspired him by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world has long been captivated by the story of Peter Pan and the countless movies, plays, musicals, and books that retell the story of Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys. Now, in this revealing behind-the-scenes book, author Piers Dudgeon examines the fascinating and complex relationships among Peter Pan's creator, J.M. Barrie, and the family of boys who inspired his work. After meeting the Llewelyn Davies family in London's Kensington Garden, Barrie struck up an intense friendship with the children and their parents. The innocence of Michael, the fourth of five brothers, went on to influence the creation of Barrie's most famous character, Peter Pan. Barrie was so close to the Llewelyn Davies family that he became trustee and guardian to the boys following the deaths of their parents. Although the relationship between the boys and Barrie (and particularly between Barrie and Michael) was enduring, it was punctuated by the fiercest of tragedies. Throughout the heart-rending saga of Barrie's involvement with the Llewelyn Davies brothers, it is the figure of Michael, the most original and inspirational of their number, and yet also the one whose fate is most pitiable, that stands out. The Real Peter Pan is a captivating true story of childhood, friendship, war, love, and regret"--
The spirit of Britain : an illustrated guide to literary Britain( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En litterær guide til Storbritannien med udvalgte tekster af 150 forfattere, digtere og kronikører
Child of the north : memories of a northern childhood by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephine Cox returns to the land of her birth, the environment which provides so many settings for her novels, and in the company of her fictional characters rediscovers the influences whiech define her as a writer. The author has talked at length with Josephine Cox about her early years, and weaves together her childhood with the people she draws in her books. He has visited Blackburn where Jo grew up, delved into the town's archives, talked to people there who remember earlier days and taken many photographs to complement the contemporary pictures he has unearthed. The result is Jo Cox's story brought to life through character and reminiscence, photographs and imagination
Breaking out of the box : the biography of Edward de Bono by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gamesman, tactician, provocateur, Edward de Bono is an entrepreneur whose product is thinking. In this biography, Piers Dudgeon reveals the man and the way he developed his thinking systems and provides a synthesis of his ideas, showing how they have been employed in businesses around the world
Captivated : J.M. Barrie, the du Mauriers and the dark side of Neverland by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captivated is a true story of genius and possession at a crossroads in time, when the late nineteenth-century world of the occult and the psychic arts gave way to the new science of psychology." "The central characters are J. M. Barrie, a man tormented by inner demons since childhood; George du Maurier, the creator of Svengali, who showed how it is possible by means of hypnosis for one person to gain control over the mind of another; and Daphne du Maurier, George's enigmatic granddaughter, author of Rebecca and secret chronicler of her family's story." "This book delves deep, makes links and yields up secrets. It tells how Barrie brought his victims to nervous breakdown, early death and suicide, and how three writers formed an image of their dark side - in Svengali, Peter Pan and Rebecca - and how these images cleaved to reality and took control."--BOOK JACKET
The English vicarage garden : thirty gardens of beauty and inspiration by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephine Cox, child of the North by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephine Cox returns to the land of her birth, the environment which provides so many settings for her novels, and in the company of her fictional characters rediscovers the influences which define her as a writer
Our East End : memories of life in disappearing Britain by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This oral history of London's East End spans the period after WWI to the upsurge of prosperity at the beginning of the 60s, a time which saw fresh waves of immigrants in the area, the Fascist marches of the 30s and its spirited recovery after virtual obliteration during the blitz
Our East End by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fascinating oral history of London's East End spans the period after the First World War to the rise of prosperity at the beginning of the 60s, right up to the present day - an era that saw fresh waves of immigrants settle in the area, the Fascist marches of the 30s and the devastation of war. Piers Dudgeon has listened to the people who remember this fiercely proud quarter and recorded their real-life experiences of what it was like to live in a community so strong that not even virtual obliteration during the Blitz could break it."--Publisher
Lifting the veil : the biography of Sir John Tavener by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Glasgow : memories of life in disappearing Britain by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This oral history of Glasgow spans most of the last century - a time of economic downturn and eventual renewal, in which the many communities making up the city experienced upheavals that tore some apart and brought others closer together. It tells of the beating heart of no mean city in the words of the people who made it what it is. Piers Dudgeon has listened to dozens of people who remember the city as it was, and who have lived through its many changes. They talk of childhood and education, of work and entertainment, of family, community values, health, politics, religion and music. Their stories will make you laugh and cry. It is people's own memories that make history real and this ... captures them vividly
Village voices : a portrait of change in England's green and pleasant land, 1915-1990 : a 75th anniversary celebration of rural Britain by the W.I. : Britain's foremost women's movement by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Neverland : J.M. Barrie, the Du Mauriers, and the dark side of Peter Pan
Alternative Names
Dudgeon, Piers

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English (149)

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Neverland : J.M. Barrie, the Du Mauriers, and the dark side of Peter PanThe girl from Leam Lane : the life and writings of Catherine CooksonKate's daughter : the real Catherine CooksonChild of the north : memories of a northern childhoodBreaking out of the box : the biography of Edward de BonoCaptivated : J.M. Barrie, the du Mauriers and the dark side of NeverlandJosephine Cox, child of the NorthOur East End : memories of life in disappearing Britain