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Dudgeon, Piers

Overview
Works: 67 works in 248 publications in 1 language and 8,658 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Biographies  History  Guidebooks  Quotations  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: PR6052.I7728, B
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Most widely held works by Piers Dudgeon
Maeve Binchy : the biography by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,119 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."--
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 784 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."
The girl from Leam Lane : the life and writings of Catherine Cookson by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 633 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
Enchanted Cornwall : her pictorial memoir by Daphne Du Maurier( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 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 Art of making furniture( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty furniture projects for the amateur, inspired by designs from leading international craftsmen
The woman of substance : the secret life that inspired the renowned storyteller Barbara Taylor Bradford by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 518 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
Kate's daughter : the real Catherine Cookson by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 420 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 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 became trustee and guardian to the boys following the deaths of their parents. 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 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En litterær guide til Storbritannien med udvalgte tekster af 150 forfattere, digtere og kronikører
The woman of substance : the life and work of Barbara Taylor Bradford by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Taylor Bradford's first novel, A Woman of Substance, is one of the biggest selling novels of all time, and Emma Harte, her powerful heroine, went on to inspire women the world over. Yet Barbara's rise to fame and fortune was not an easy one. She came from humble beginnings in Yorkshire, but her drive, ambition and desire to triumph was to reap huge dividends when she took the Yorkshire Evening Post and then London's Fleet Street by storm. But the imagination works in remarkable ways. For what Piers Dudgeon discovered - to Barbara's shock - is that Emma Harte's rise from Edwardian kitchen maid, single and pregnant, to one of the richest women in the world, bears an uncanny resemblance to Barbara's own family history - about which she was previously unaware
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 305 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 193 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 190 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 172 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 171 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 168 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 144 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 )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1960s, Sir John Tavener has been composing intensely personal, inspirational music that has made his voice distinct from his contemporaries. In the writing of this biography Piers Dudgeon has made use of extensive interviews with Tavener and with those who have most influenced his music
Our Glasgow : memories of life in disappearing Britain by Piers Dudgeon( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 111 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 )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 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

Languages
English (150)

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The girl from Leam Lane : the life and writings of Catherine CooksonThe woman of substance : the secret life that inspired the renowned storyteller Barbara Taylor BradfordKate's daughter : the real Catherine CooksonThe woman of substance : the life and work of Barbara Taylor BradfordChild 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 North