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Cheek, Mavis

Overview
Works: 49 works in 316 publications in 4 languages and 6,520 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Sagas  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6053.H4334, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mavis Cheek
Mrs. Fytton's country life by Mavis Cheek( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angela Fytton, wonderwife and supermother, has been unceremoniously dumped. Like many a good wife before her, she has been replace with a younger model by her husband. Now, divorced but determined, she rediscovers the iron in her soul and decides to take charge. She moves to the country, leaving her entirely selflish teenage children with their father and his new bride."--Jacket
Parlor games by Mavis Cheek( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British ed. published under title: Parlour games
Truth to tell by Mavis Cheek( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina Porter seems to have it all: husband, home, family and security. But her life turns upside down when a marital row over truthfulness sets her thinking. Isn't she dishonest herself, always playing the good wife? The perfect mother and daughter? Can she try to live without the little white lies that support her?
The lovers of Pound Hill by Mavis Cheek( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When city girl Molly Bonner arrives in Lufferton Boney, she sets off a wave of intrigue that ripples through the village, from Julie the barmaid at the Old Holly Bush, to antiques dealer Dryden Fellows and Montmorency the cat. Nobody knows what she's up to, but her presence will alter the lives and loves of the village and its people for good. Molly's mission is to discover the truth behind Lufferton Boney's most notorious resident, the giant Gnome, a fertility symbol etched into the face of Pound Hill. As she works her way into the villagers' hearts and lives, Molly must keep one step ahead. For she has a few personal demons to settle, as she pursues the wonderful secret that only the Gnome can reveal
Yesterday's houses by Mavis Cheek( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When sixteen-year-old Marianne Flowers is invited to a party in a genteel house she has no idea that the house and what she experiences there - including the stately bathroom - will change her life. Not to mention the boy who introduces her to red wine, sophisticated conversation and an apparently liberated future. But marriage to Charles turns out be far from liberating and soon Marianne finds herself living in a basement flat, with a cramped, ignoble bathroom, and a way of life that is far from her hopes. Life, it seems, is going on elsewhere. But Charles' mother starts feeding her with books - classics, feminist essays, fine literature - and soon Marianne realises that there is a whole bright world unfolding before her. But how will this new, independently minded Marianne find her place in this brand new world?"--Jacket
Getting back Brahms by Mavis Cheek( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diana owns a bookshop, is thirty-something and is single again after a long relationship. The Brahms Requiem was once her favourite piece of music. Now she can not listen to it without it stiring painful memories of her old love."--Page 4 of cover
Aunt Margaret's lover by Mavis Cheek( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free from her guardian duties for a full year Aunt Margaret feels that it's time to have some fun. What sort of mischief can she get herself into?
Sleeping beauties by Mavis Cheek( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diverse vrouwen brengen een bezoek aan een schoonheidssalon, waar ze naast een gezichtsbehandeling ook adviezen krijgen hoe ze de man moeten veroveren die ze op het oog hebben
Three men on a plane by Mavis Cheek( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pamela is a divorced mother whose son has, at last, left home. There have been three significant men in her life, including her husband, and all three have begun to think of her in romantic terms again
Patrick Parker's progress by Mavis Cheek( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1940. Coventry burns but Patrick Parker, miracle baby, is born away from his home town, safe in London, saved by Fate, and clearly a Man of Destiny. Florence Parker, mother of Man of Destiny, glories in his progress and waits upon his pleasure. George Parker, father of Man of Destiny, would, if he could, do likewise, but he scarcely gets a look in. Patrick, born out of rubble, will be a great builder. He will admire Brunel, he will build great bridges, nothing will stand in his way and the world - and its women - will adore him." "Audrey Wapshott will adore Patrick, too. But he abandons her for a useful marriage and she follows her own random path to Paris. It takes thirty years but in the end Audrey triumphs, and Patrick - though as grandly esteemed as the builders of the great ziggurats of Babylon - is humbled by the marvel of enduring love."--BOOK JACKET
Janice Gentle gets sexy by Mavis Cheek( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janice Gentle, under pressure from her money-obsessed agent, writes delicate, romantic novels with one goal in mind: to make enough money to find the man she loved and lost twenty years ago. But when Rohanne Bulbecker, a sucessful New York publisher, asks for Janice's help with an extremely marketable idea, it's an opportunity for Janice to abandon her usual predictable genre and try something entirely new
Amenable women by Mavis Cheek( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel about two intelligent, accomplished women who lived in the shadow of the men they married, interweaves a fascinating and little-known part of history with a funny, charming contemporary tale
Mrs Fytton's country life by Mavis Cheek( Recording )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angela Fytton -- wonderwife, supermother, bedroom vamp and business partner -- has been unceremoniously dumped. Like many a good wife before her, her husband has swapped her for a younger model. Now, divorced but determined, she moves to the country, and she waits. One day, she knows, her husband will return
Patrick Parker's progress by Mavis Cheek( Recording )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1940. Coventry burns but Patrick Parker, miracle baby, is born away from his home town, safe in London, saved by Fate, and clearly a Man of Destiny. Florence Parker, mother, glories in his progress and waits upon his pleasure. George Parker, father, would, if he could, do likewise, but he scarely gets a look in. Patrick, born out of rubble, will be a great builder. He will admire Brunel, he will construct great buildings; nothing will stand in his way. The world - and its women - will adore him. He will also be humbled by love
Janice Gentle gets sexy by Mavis Cheek( Recording )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plump, virginal Janice Gentle reluctantly writes her delicate romances with one goal in mind: to make enough money to find the man she loved and lost twenty years ago. Before she begins each book she must find her characters from among the travellers on the morning tube. It takes Mr Rohanne Bulbecker, publishing dynamo from New York, to discover the truth when he comes to London to persuade Janice Gentle to Get Sexy
The sex life of my aunt by Mavis Cheek( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lovely home, lovely husband, lovely family: apart from the envy of her less contented sister, everything in Dilys's rags-to-riches life is lovely, lovely, lovely. Until the day she meets a man at a railway station who is also-lovely. As she hurtles towards either her destruction or her liberation she discovers that ancient Aunts have their own dark secrets, and that envious sisters have their reasons
The lovers of Pound Hill by Mavis Cheek( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly Bonner is an archaeologist who has come to discover the truth behind the village of Lufferton Boney's greatest and most famous resident, the giant (and slightly obscene) Gnome, a fertility symbol etched into the face of Pound Hill
Truth to tell by Mavis Cheek( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina Porter seems to have it all: husband, home, family and security. But her life turns upside down when a marital row over truthfulness sets her thinking. Isn't she dishonest herself, always playing the good wife?
Pause between acts by Mavis Cheek( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan's answer to life after divorce is simple: happy seclusion. She rejects the outside world and embarks on a contented existence of isolated self-indulgence. But when her nice neighbours introduce her to the roguishly desirable actor Finbar Flynn, the walls of the citadel begin to crack
Yesterday's houses by Mavis Cheek( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Marianne Flowers is invited to a party, she has no idea that it is here that she will meet the love of her life. She also meets Charles & experiences her first romance
 
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Mrs. Fytton's country life
Alternative Names
Cheek, Mavis

Languages
English (218)

Russian (2)

German (1)

Dutch (1)

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Parlor gamesTruth to tellThe lovers of Pound HillYesterday's housesGetting back BrahmsAunt Margaret's loverSleeping beautiesThree men on a plane