WorldCat Identities

Barclay, Tessa 1925-

Overview
Works: 125 works in 498 publications in 2 languages and 10,388 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Novels  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PR6052.A628, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Tessa Barclay
 
Most widely held works by Tessa Barclay
Ties of affection by Tessa Barclay( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivia, owner of an eco-friendly house-cleaning firm in Surrey, finds herself becoming emotionally attached to an eccentric family that uses her service
Diamonds in disguise : a Gregory Crowne mystery by Tessa Barclay( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the ex-Queen Nicoletta of Hirtenstein, Gregory's redoubtable grandmother, summons him to Rome where she is redecorating the villa of an Italian politician, Greg is powerless to refuse. A Russian icon, belonging to Signor Arditti's opera-singer wife Rini, has disappeared. It appears that the value of the icon lies in the diamond frame that Rini had made for it out of a necklace from her days of glory. Greg is initially reluctant to get involved, not least because of the Arditti family's refusal to involve the police. But when his long-time companion, Liz Blair, agrees to accompany him to Rome where she hopes to combine a little light sleuthing with some serious retail therapy, Greg is persuaded. It's not long, though, before he realises the goings-on at Villa Stefani are more complex and frightening than it first seemed
To die for by Tessa Barclay( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Crown Prince Gregory mystery - While in London, Greg Crowne Crown Prince Gregory von Hirtenstein befriends pretty Polish countess Marcelina. When Marcelina is found dead, Greg is drawn into the police investigation. It emerges that Marcelina was in England to buy a lost Chopin manuscript. No sign of the manuscript is found on her body
Richer than rubies by Tessa Barclay( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When millionaire businessman Ivan Digby asks jewellery designer Jo Radcliffe to create a necklace for his fiancee Miri, using the precious stones from the priceless `Fieldingley Necklace', Jo is intrigued. The rubies are famous because they were among the first to be sold abroad after Britain conquered Burma in the 1850s; after all these years, Betsy Fieldingley has had to sell them in order to pay off her debts. But Ivan Digby and his spoiled ex-showgirl fiancee prove to be demanding customers, and Jo soon realises she has bitten off more than she can chew. She works hard to befriend them, and earn their trust, but disaster strikes when the rubies are found to be fakes. Jo finds herself under attack from all sides: Ivan and Miri are furious with her, and Tim Fieldingley, Betsy's rather likeable grandson, also seems to blame her, unfairly, for the slight to the family name
A web of dreams by Tessa Barclay( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid nineteenth century, Scotland's weaving industry is booming, and tartan is the height of fashion. Young Jenny Corvill, daughter of one of Edinburgh's foremost websters, is determined that her father's firm should receive the royal seal of approval from the young Queen Victoria. To do so she must gain admittance to Balmoral Castle and - somehow - engineer a meeting with Her Royal Highness. Jenny is ambitious and fearless, but there are many obstacles to be overcome - not least the resistance of Prince's handsome equerry, Captain Bobby Prentiss - in her in her quest to establish Corvill & Son as a prosperous concern
A better class of person by Tessa Barclay( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some birthday parties just aren't meant to be fun. It's not that Elissa Paroskolos, at 25, is too old to enjoy the lavish weeklong festivities her wealthy husband Niki has prepared for her on the Greek island of Kerouli; it isn't even that Gregory Crowne, former Crown Prince Gregorius von Hirtenstein, has never much liked his spoiled, overbearing childhood companion."
A lovely illusion by Tessa Barclay( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erica Pencarreth, an expert on the Impressionists, slowly realizes that her lover, art dealer Willard Townley, is trying to pass off a fake Monet as the real thing. To make matters worse, Erica is falling for the man he is trying to fool
The Saturday girl by Tessa Barclay( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised in a down-and-out mill town, Libby is rescued by a wealthy invalid looking for a "Girl Saturday" who sends her first to college and then to a research post in the South West Pacific.--
The precious gift by Tessa Barclay( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After World War II Catherine and Laura Mertagen have settled down with their bereaved father. But when Laura helps a man who has collapsed in the park, their lives are turned upside down. For Laura helps him by laying soothing hands on him, and discovers she may have the precious gift of healing
Farewell performance by Tessa Barclay( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gregory Crowne is a concert agent with a difference. His real name is Crown Prince Gregory of Hirtenstein and, although he likes to play down his royal background, there are times when it comes in useful. Even billionaire Japanese businessmen, men such as Takamasa Shige, tend to be awed in the presence of this aristocratic, elegant yet unassuming gentleman."--Jacket
The silver lining by Tessa Barclay( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen loses her job after the upheavals of September 11th and eventually finds a new one with an agency which specializes in buying property in Europe. Through her job, Karen meets and befriends her boss' difficult yet gifted son, and in doing so she begins to fall in love with her boss
A final discord by Tessa Barclay( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gregory Crowne is enlisted to help Gilles Guidon, the eccentric son of a merchant banker, to assemble a jazz quintet for the Montreux Festival, he soon discovers there is something wrong at the bank. Gilles falls in love with Morena, the sister of one of the quintet, and his ancient nurse, Nounou, dies in a mysterious fall. Then Gilles disappears with Morena, and an unusual ransom demand arrives
A tissue of lies by Tessa Barclay( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A race against time to save a family name ... - Jenny Corvill, mistress of the Waterside Mill in the Scottish Borders town of Galashiels, was looking forward to taking it easy as a new wife. But when her sister-in-law disappears with a dashing young playboy, the Corvill family is plunged into disaster. Jenny must undertake a terrifying and dangerous journey into the seedy underworld of Victorian London and rescue her sister-in-law before its too late
A handful of dust by Tessa Barclay( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dallancy bequest by Tessa Barclay( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Laura Wainwright investigates the complicated family history of her new client, she finds that there are modern day challenges to deal with as well
A woman's intuition by Tessa Barclay( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true likeness by Tessa Barclay( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stony places by Tessa Barclay( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and Polish and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sower went forth by Tessa Barclay( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Polish and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garland of war by Tessa Barclay( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linda escapes from her wartime job to tour with a ballet company and discovers the excitement and harshness of a dancer's life
 
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Ties of affection
Alternative Names

controlled identityAnnandale, Barbara, 1925-

Barclay, Tessa.

MacKenzie, Lee.

Languages
English (140)

Polish (3)

Covers
Diamonds in disguise : a Gregory Crowne mysteryTo die forRicher than rubiesA web of dreamsA better class of personA lovely illusionThe Saturday girlThe precious gift