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Wesley, Mary 1912-2002

Overview
Works: 164 works in 1,061 publications in 18 languages and 14,820 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  War fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Television mini-series  Historical fiction  Pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6073.E753, 823.914
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A sensible life by Mary Wesley( Book )

84 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flora Trevelyan, a ten-year-old misfit, has been abandoned by her self-obsessed parents to her own devices in Dinard. Amongst the privileged, well-meaning English families holidaying there she finds some kindness and the first pangs of love for Cosmo, Hubert and Felix
Part of the furniture by Mary Wesley( Book )

53 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After seeing two childhood friends off to war--having slept with both the night before--Juno Marlowe, 17, is caught by an air raid. The setting is London during World War II. While taking refuge in an air raid shelter Juno meets a man who gives her a letter for his father and soon after he dies. The father, a widower who lives in the country, offers Juno a job on his farm and love blooms despite Juno's pregnancy from the night of goodbyes. By the author of An Imaginative Experience
A dubious legacy by Mary Wesley( Book )

75 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragicomic novel about love and its entrapments. Endowing it with the charm of a twentieth-century A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mary Wesley has created in A Dubious Legacy another of her glorious contemporary classic novels
The camomile lawn : a novel by Mary Wesley( Book )

79 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the large house, the fragrant camomile lawn stretches down to the Cornish cliffs. Here, in the dizzying heat of August 1939, five cousins have gathered at their aunt's house for their annual ritual of a holiday. For most of them it is the last summer of their youth, with the heady exhilarations and freedoms of lost innocence, as well as the fears of the coming war.The Camomile Lawn moves from Cornwall to London and back again, over the years, telling the stories of the cousins, their family and their friends, united by shared losses and lovers, by family ties and the absurd conditions imposed by war as their paths cross and recross over the years
An imaginative experience by Mary Wesley( Book )

65 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvester is never home when his cleaning lady arrives and it is the Patels who supply Julia with the key to the apartment. The only way Sylvester knows she's been there is that the apartment is spotless - and by her little notes, reminding him "You need more bath soap" and "Your garden requires TLC." It will be Julia who supplies the loving care the garden needs - and in bringing it back to life, she brings several other things to life as well. A train ride interrupted, a life interrupted: from this chance encounter unfolds a tale of unforgettable strength - of grief, release, comic fatalism, and the "imaginative experience" of love
Harnessing peacocks by Mary Wesley( Book )

61 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hebe sits in the darkness and listens to her hypocritical grandparents and her older siblings discuss how her unexpected pregnancy must be terminated to avoid the shame it will bring. Determined to raise her child, she flees into the night with only her mother's jewellery to support her. Twelve years later she is living happily alone in Cornwall, whilst her son attends an expensive private school. Hebe has harnessed her two great talents - cooking and making love - to make a living for herself, but when the separate strands of her life become intangled the even tenor of her days is threatened, and her world changes forever
Not that sort of girl by Mary Wesley( Book )

70 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When, on the night of their wedding, Ned asks his new wife Rose to promise that she will never leave him, Rose is quick to give her aristocratic husband her word: keeping it, however, proves far harder
Second fiddle by Mary Wesley( Book )

46 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Thornby is independent, individual and perfectly in control of her life. Her affairs are brief but delightful, her career fulfilling and she copes with her two rather peculiar relatives and the gossip about her parentage with wryness and humour. But then she meets twenty-three-year old Claude, a struggling writer, and she is overcome by an irresistible desire to interfere, manipulate and experiment - all for his own good, of course. What Laura does not foresee, however, are the possibilities that one day Claude may actually complete his novel and that she may well fall in love
Jumping the queue by Mary Wesley( Book )

61 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matilda Polipert, recently widowed, has decided to end it all. But in the midst of carefully plotting her own demise, she interrupts the attempt of another would-be suicide, a young man on the run from the police. Now they both have a choice to make, start their lives over--or not
The vacillations of Poppy Carew by Mary Wesley( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poppy Carew's thoroughly detestable lover, Edmund, leaves her for a richer woman; and her father dies. The three men who are to become her suitors attend the funeral reception: Willy, a pig farmer; Victor, a novelist moonlighting as the caterer; and Fergus, the undertaker. Edmund shows up as well, abandons his new love interest and wisks Poppy off to Africa, where she embarks on a series of unlikely adventures
The sixth seal by Mary Wesley( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and German and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a mysterious apocalypse destroys the world, the few survivors must learn how to coexist in desperate times
Haphazard House by Mary Wesley( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Lisa and her family meet the future when they enter a time warp
Speaking terms by Mary Wesley( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of English children use their newly found ability to speak to animals in order to protect wild creatures
The camomile lawn by Mary Wesley( Recording )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the large house, the fragrant camomile lawn stretches down to the Cornish cliffs. Here, in the dizzying heat of August 1939, five cousins have gathered for their annual ritual of a holiday. For most of them, it is the last summer of their youth, with the heady exhilarations and freedoms of lost innocence, as well as fears of the coming war around the corner
An imaginative experience by Mary Wesley( Recording )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling to London by train, a passenger witnesses a bizaree episode which impregnates his mind and causes deep and profound thoughts on the despartate nature of mankind
Part of the furniture by Mary Wesley( Recording )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young seventeen-year-old girl, Marlowe, is caught in a London air raid. With no home to return to she accepts the protection of a stranger's home. She first encounters tragedy, but then a series of events lead her to a home in the West Country where she is able to exist as more than a just a piece of furniture
A dubious legacy by Mary Wesley( Recording )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Henry Tillotson's country house James and Matthew find some eccentric things like Margaret, Henry's wife
Not that sort of girl by Mary Wesley( Recording )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband's funeral, a woman looks back on her life of dual constancy, passion, humour, and the ambiguities of love
Jumping the queue by Mary Wesley( Recording )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matilda Poliport, recently widowed, has decided to End It All. But her meticulously planned bid for graceful oblivion is foiled, and when later she foils the suicide attempt of another lost soul, Hugh Warner, on the run from the police, life begins again for both. But life also begins to throw up nasty secrets and awkward questions
The Sixth seal by Mary Wesley( Recording )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deadly storm wipes the life out of everything it touches. Muriel, her son Paul, and his friend Henry, safely underground when the storm hit, bond together with others who have escaped to make the most of their changed world. But there are conflicts in personality and Henry leaves for London and a strange confrontation in the Cabinet Room at No. 10 Downing Street. Muriel and Paul follow to find themselves in a changed, nightmarish city
 
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A sensible life
Alternative Names
Farmar, Mary Aline Mynors

Farmar, Mary Aline Mynors 1912-2002

Mary Wesley britische Romanautorin

Mary Wesley Brits schrijfster (1912-2002)

Mary Wesley Romancière anglaise

Mary Wesley scrittrice britannica

Mynors Farmar, Mary Aline 1912-2002

Mynors Farmar, Mary Aline Mynors

Siepmann, Mary Aline Mynors 1912-2002

Siepmann-Mynors Farmar, Mary Aline

מרי וזלי

מרי וזלי סופרת בריטית

웨슬리, 매리 1912-2002

웨슬리, 메리 1912-2002

웨슬리, 메어리 1912-2002

ウェズリー, メアリー

ウェズレー, メアリー

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Part of the furnitureA dubious legacyThe camomile lawn : a novelAn imaginative experienceHarnessing peacocksNot that sort of girlSecond fiddleJumping the queue