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Gower, Iris

Works: 92 works in 501 publications in 3 languages and 13,766 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Romances  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6057.O845, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Iris Gower
Most widely held works by Iris Gower
Morgan's woman by Iris Gower( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Married for convenience at the age of sixteen, Catherine knows she does not love her husband, but now an even great hardship complicates their life together. David has returned from the war crippled and confined to a wheelchair, leaving Catherine to run the farm single-handed. Morgan Lloyd comes comes to help Catherine with the heavy farmwork, but as they work side by side, a passionate attraction begins to grow between them. One that may have explosive repercussions in the small close-knit community
Fiddler's ferry by Iris Gower( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Siona Llewelyn, ferryman on the River Swan, pulled an attempted suicide from the water, he did not forsee how she would affect his life. She had no friends or money, so went to work in his home, cooking and cleaning for his seven sons and looking after his once more pregnant wife. However, tragedy and feuds were to strike them all
Proud Mary by Iris Gower( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Jenkins dragged herself up whilst the Sutton brothers tried to knock her down. Dean Sutton was prepared to set her up in a shop of her own, but at a price. Brandon Sutton threatened to destroy her with a love neither of them could control. Mary Jenkins had dragged herself up from humble beginnings -- first to be overseer in the Canal Street laundry, then to run her own market stall in Sweyn's Eye. But constantly fate -- and the Sutton brothers -- knocked her down again. But Mary -- proud Mary -- was a fighter, determined to win whatever the odds, however great the sacrifice
Spinners' wharf by Iris Gower( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhian left her Sweyn's Eye home for Yorkshire to work at a mill. The charismatic, ambitious mill owner, Mansel Jack, gained her love and wanted her as his mistress. Now she is back in Sweyn's Eye, life is torn apart by anxiety, uncertainty and the problems of the Great War. She must decide her own future, with her former sweetheart Heath Jenkins or with Mansel Jack
Copper kingdom by Iris Gower( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mali and her father stayed in Copperman's Row after her mam died. Her father was sacked from the works for taking time off to nurse his wife. She would never hate anyone as much as she hated Sterling Richardson, young master of the Welsh copper town. Sterling has other problems besides this green eyed girl whose looks spit hated
Black gold by Iris Gower( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate, betrayed so often in love, is caught between her bullying and violent brothers and a married man who owns a small mine. As the conflicts of the 1926 General Strike rage around them, the whole town is affected. Unexpected rifts and passions are revealed threatening to tear them all apart
Act of love by Iris Gower( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cerianne Burton works at the Palace Theatre, a place of glamour and excitement to the people of Swansea at the turn of the twentieth century. But although she is only a menial cleaner, she dreams of seeing her name up in lights. Abused by the ruthless manager of the theatre, she is thrown out on the streets and forced into a brutal marriage with a widower who has five young children. Her life becomes one of hopeless drudgery, but she still has her ambitions ... and one day she is able to return in triumph to the Palace and have her revenge on the manager who set out to ruin her all those years ago
Dream catcher by Iris Gower( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Joe is imprisoned for his father-in-law's murder, he "makes friends with a wise old man, and this brief friendship ... sets in train a series of events which unexpectedly threaten to destroy the marriage and the very lives of Joe and Llinos."--Cover
Firebird by Iris Gower( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Llinos Savage struggles to keep the family pottery company afloat against the plotting of the owner of the rival pottery in Swansea
Halfpenny field by Iris Gower( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessie Price was young and beautiful, and happy to be travelling the drovers' roads on the way to London's Smithfield Market. Her ambition was to raise herself up from her lowly position as a milkmaid and to run her own dairy. For a while she was succeeding - but before long this ambition led to poverty and shame as the man she loved was taken to Newgate Prison to face the death penalty for a crime he did not commit
House of shadows by Iris Gower( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Second World War is over. Artist Riana Evans falls in love with a dilapidated mansion in Wales, despite its rumoured ghosts, and is delighted when its elderly, eccentric owner sells it to her for a pittance. The 'ghosts' prove good for business - inspiring her paintings in an almost supernatural way and providing welcome atmosphere at a series of profitable ghost-spotting weekends. But it soon becomes clear that there's someone - or something - who'll do anything to make sure Riana never discovers the secrets the house hides ."--Jacket
The other woman by Iris Gower( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwenllyn Lyons, young and spirited, has married the drover Harry Rees, but only to give her unborn child a name. Caradoc Jones, whom she nursed back to health after a terrible accident in which he lost his memory, remains the love of her life. Caradoc, though reunited with his faithful wife, Non, can't forget the beautiful young woman he has left behind. Non is trying very hard not to dwell on the months she and Caradoc were parted, and she has plenty of business in London to keep her occupied. When Caradoc finds out that Gwenllyn has borne his son, while he and Non remain childless, he is filled with guilt, and with a fierce desire to see his child. It will be a huge struggle for Caradoc to stop thinking about 'the other woman'
Bargain bride by Iris Gower( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Charlotte Mortimer is content with her lot. She loves her job teaching the poor and destitute in the local school and is happy with her strong, steadfast fiance Luke. Then, one day, a terrible mining explosion rocks the town and suddenly everything Charlotte thinks she knows is thrown into doubt. The arrival of wealthy businessman Justin Weatherby complicates things further. Charlotte must marry him to save the school she loves even if it means sacrificing everything else that is dear to her. There are secrets and lies at every turn to challenge her; will she ever make it as a bargain bride? Can one brilliant pupil at the school surprise them all? And can she ever love the austere man who has married her and saved her beloved school from certain destruction
A royal ambition by Iris Gower( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Henry V's beautiful widow, Catherine, is determined to marry Owen Tudor, a Welsh gentleman-at-arms. But her life decisions are not her own, over-shadowed as she is by other, more powerful men who are closer to the Throne. The Duke of Bedford would marry her off to a foreign prince; her son, the King, is a weak child; Henry Beaufort would give his allegiance in exchange for a Cardinal's hat; and the handsome and ambitious Duke of Gloucester, brother of the dead king, openly desires her
Bombers' moon by Iris Gower( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swansea 1941. When her home is bombed, Meryl Jones is evacuated to Carmarthen, where she meets and falls in love with half-German Michael but Michael seems to like her sister, Hari better. Then the military police come for Michael and Meryl helps him to escape. But as the war ends, Meryl knows that the man she loves must make a fateful choice
When night closes in by Iris Gower( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lowri's fiance Jon disappears, she soon discovers that the man she thought she had known and loved was a very different person to the reality - particularly when she meets his wife, Sarah. Also, the police treat Lowri as the prime suspect in what they assume to be a murder case
Destiny's child by Iris Gower( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How could the frail young daughter of a disgraced Duke ever hope to be the mother of a King? It was a prophecy told to Margaret by an old women, and unbelievable considering the way her life had worked out so far. But slowly the prophecy began to be fulfilled
Sweet Rosie by Iris Gower( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful young Rosie, is in love with Watt, the manager of the Mainwaring Pottery. Watt is mourning the loss of a former love. When illness strikes at Rosie's family and Watt becomes the protector of the family Rosie realises her love is not returned
Paradise Park by Iris Gower( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhiannon, proud and spirited, is alone in the world after her one-time lover marries someone else. She struggles to maintain a life of respectability, but eventually finds herself back at the Paradise Park Hotel and helps transform it. But will she find anyone to share her happiness?
The oyster catchers by Iris Gower( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmeline Powell had been born a country girl, in a small, whitewashed cottage on Honey's Farm. When her father died, Emmeline, bereft and lonely, married Joe Harries, a man much older than herself and one of the fishermen of Oystermouth. The wives of the oyster catchers were sturdy, stoic women, used to helping their men with the catch, and they didn't like the frail outsider who had married into their community. Nina Parks especially didn't like her - Nina was a widow who thought Joe Harries should have been hers. Emmelinegrew more isolated, more unhappy, trapped into an ill-matched marriage without friends to help her. And then she falls in love with Will Davies, and so begins a feud which rips the fishing community apart
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Alternative Names

controlled identityDavies, Iris

controlled identityRichardson, Susanne

Iris Gower British writer

Iris Gower escritora brit√°nica

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Fiddler's ferryProud MarySpinners' wharfCopper kingdomBlack goldAct of loveDream catcherFirebird