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Dunmore, Helen 1952-

Works: 168 works in 1,028 publications in 15 languages and 27,592 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Ghost stories  Spy stories  Fantasy fiction  Horror fiction 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PR6054.U528, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Helen Dunmore
The siege by Helen Dunmore( Book )

58 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the beginning of The Siege, sudden news of German attack rips the peaceful Levin family from their countryside retreat, throwing their world into unimagined turmoil. Soon all of Leningrad is trapped by the besieging German army, but daily life must go on. While little Kolya plays with his toy fort, his tiny body grows cruelly thin. While twenty-two-year-old Anna dreams of an artist's life, she must forage for food in the ever more desperate city. Likewise, Dunmore's lush, lyrical appreciation of life's comforts - a fire in the hearth, jam on the tongue - dwells in The Siege even amid the darkest despair." "Before the siege is over, a mysterious ex-actress and a gentle young doctor come to the Levins' frozen little apartment. Not all of the five will survive, but their struggle and their tragedy will ultimately bear hope for a new beginning."--Jacket
A spell of winter by Helen Dunmore( Book )

48 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Catherine and her brother, Rob, do not know why they have been abandoned by their parents. In the house of their grandfather, 'the man from nowhere, ' they forge a passionate refuge for themselves against the terror of family secrets, and while the world outside moves to the brink of war, their sibling love becomes fraught with dangers."--Jacket
Mourning Ruby by Helen Dunmore( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than thirty years ago, a mother laid her newborn baby in a shoebox and left it in the backyard of an Italian restaurant. Now the baby Rebecca, is a mother herself. A child of no one, and nowhere, she created her own unorthodox but tender family. Then this hopeful life is dealt a blow that could shatter the strongest of ties. In the end, only finding a history to call her own will give Rebecca a future."
Ingo by Helen Dunmore( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As they search for their missing father near their Cornwall home, Sapphy and her brother Conor learn about their family's connection to the domains of air and of water
The betrayal by Helen Dunmore( Book )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leningrad, 1952. Andrei, a young doctor, and Ana, a nursery school teacher, know their happiness is precarious. When Andrei treats the child of a senior secret police officer, it becomes painfully clear that his own fate, and that of his family, is bound to the child's
The lie by Helen Dunmore( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cornwall, 1920. Daniel Branwell has survived the First World War and returned to the small fishing town where he was born. Behind him are the trenches and the most intense relationship of his life. As he works on the land, struggling to make a living in the aftermath of war, he is drawn deeper and deeper into the traumas of the past and memories of his dearest friend and his first love. As the drama unfolds, Daniel is haunted by the terrible, unforeseen consequences of a lie. Set in France during the First World War and in postwar Cornwall, this is a deeply moving and mesmerizing story of the 'men who marched away'"--
Talking to the dead : a novel by Helen Dunmore( Book )

46 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women attempt to remember whether as little girls they killed their baby brother. The unspoken question hangs over Nina and Isabel as one woman helps the other with a birth. By a British writer
The greatcoat by Helen Dunmore( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the winter of 1952 when Isabel Carey moves to the East Riding of Yorkshire with her new husband, Philip, a medical doctor. While Philip spends long hours working away from home, Isabel finds herself lonely and vulnerable as she adjusts to the realities of being a housewife in the country. One evening, while Philip is on call, Isabel is woken by intense cold. When she hunts for extra blankets, she discovers an old RAF greatcoat hidden in the back of a cupboard. Sleeping under the coat for warmth, she starts to dream and is soon startled by a knock at her window. Outside is a young RAF pilot wearing a familiar coat. His name is Alec and his powerful presence disturbs and excites her as they begin an intense affair. Nothing though has prepared her for the truth about Alec's life, nor the impact it will have on her own
With your crooked heart by Helen Dunmore( Book )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise O'Driscoll is trapped between two brothers-- the hard-driven one she marries and the self-destructive one she loves
The tide knot by Helen Dunmore( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two years after the disappearance of their father, Sapphire and Conor, having moved with their mother to the town of St. Pirans, try to make a new life for themselves, but Sapphire, unlike her mother and brother, finds it increasingly difficult to adjust to her new circumstances and is drawn more and more to the undersea world of Ingo
The deep by Helen Dunmore( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the ferocious shape-shifting Kraken awakes after thousands of years and threatens the Mer, Sapphire agrees to help them by going with her brother Conor and their friend Faro into the Deep to lull the monster back to sleep
Your blue-eyed boy : a novel by Helen Dunmore( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman judge in England receives a letter from an American she knew 20 years earlier with pictures of them making love and announcing his visit. The woman, now married with children, must decide between first-love sentiments and her protective instinct
Exposure by Helen Dunmore( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A missing top-secret file poses a terrible dilemma for colleagues Giles Holloway and Simon Callington at the height of the Cold War in London, where Simon's wife, Lily, resolves to protect their family only to be devastatingly exposed
Ice cream by Helen Dunmore( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a collection of short works, a cafeteria cook confronts her pen pal, a boastful writer is put in his place, a future government ruthlessly controls conception, and a soulful woman remembers her past
House of orphans by Helen Dunmore( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'House of Orphans' is a spellbinding story of love and loneliness, of the differences between change and revolution, and of the terrorism that lurks everywhere in times of change, even in our private midst
Burning bright by Helen Dunmore( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nadine, a sixteen-year-old runaway new to London, is set up in a decaying Georgian house by her Finnish lover, Kai. Slowly, she begins to suspect that Kai's plans for her have little to do with love. 'Be careful, ' warns Enid, the elderly sitting tenant in the house, who knows all about survival and secrets
Counting the stars by Helen Dunmore( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the heat of Romes long summer, the poet Catullus and his older married lover, Clodia Metelli, meet in secret. Living at the heart of sophisticated, brittle and brutal Roman society at the time of Pompey, Crassus and Julius Caesar, Catullus is obsessed with Clodia, the Lesbia of his most passionate poems. He is jealous of her husband, of her maid, even of her pet sparrow. And Clodia? Catullus is her dear poet, but possibly not her only interest. Their Rome is a city of extremes. Tenants are packed into ramshackle apartment blocks while palatial villas house the magnificence of the families who control Rome. Armed street gangs clash in struggles for political power. Slaves are the eyes and ears of everything that goes on, while civilisation and violence are equals, murder is the easy option, and poison the weapon of choice
Zennor in darkness by Helen Dunmore( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is May 1917 and war overshadows spring in Zennor. The Cornish village is alive with talk of treachery, and no-one is immune. Not Clare Coyne, a young artist, nor her cousin John William, on leave from the trenches. And especially not D.H. Lawrence and his German wife, who find themselves the objects of the dangerous tide of gossip
The crossing of Ingo by Helen Dunmore( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No human has ever made the Crossing of Ingo - the most dangerous journey young Mer have to face. Sappphy and Conor have been chosen for this epic challenge, and the future of both Air and Ingo depends on their success. But Ervys, his followers and new recruits, the sharks, are deteremined to stop them - dead or alive ..." Back cover
Amina's blanket by Helen Dunmore( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After helping to knit and sew together the squares of a blanket to be sent to a country at war, Josie dreams of what life is like for the girl who will receive the blanket as a gift from Josie's class
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The siege
Alternative Names
Helen Dunmore britische Schriftstellerin

Helen Dunmore britisk skribent og poet

Helen Dunmore Brits dichteres

Helen Dunmore brittisk författare och poet

Helen Dunmore écrivaine britannique

Helen Dunmore scrittrice e poetessa inglese

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הלן דנמור סופרת בריטית

هلن دان‌مور شاعر و نویسنده بریتانیایی

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A spell of winterMourning RubyIngoThe betrayalTalking to the dead : a novelWith your crooked heartThe tide knotThe deep