Most widely held works by Frances Paige
The learning curve by Frances Paige ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Glint of gold by Frances Paige ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
A delightful evocation of rural France. Writer Martin Woodbridge and his wife Merle are captivated by the Dordogne village of Bernay in 1966, even though the friendly hotel managers relationship with his wife seems to show some disturbing undercurrents. When Martin returns to Bernay, it will be under tragically different circumstances. But with the village still casting its spell, he may find it hard ever to leave...
The swimming pool by Frances Paige ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Miranda Stanstead returns to London from France after the death of her husband. She is drawn back by the mysterious death of a close friend she left behind.
Growing up by Frances Paige ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
"Glasgow, 1939. On the eve of war, Mirrin Stewart, a newly qualified young teacher, is too absorbed in her own troubles to pay much attention to world affairs. Having lost her mother to cancer at a tender age, she must now face up to the fact that her beloved father is getting older, and heeds her care. she has neither the time nor the inclination, it seems, for love or romance." -- Jacket.
Bid time return by Frances Paige ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 libraries worldwide
A day at the races by Frances Paige ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
When Nora Malone first sees the Manoir at Lapantelle, recently bequeathed to her, she is still recovering from the death of her adored father, Paddy. A successful racehorse-trainer in Ireland, he was the only man in Nora's life - with the possible exception of the stud's manager, Liam. Nora is soon caught up in her new French milieu - particularly when she meets her American neighbours, a mother and son whose lives are soon entangled with her own. Gradually, she embraces her independence - though she knows Marchmount will always be her home.
The confetti bed by Frances Paige ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Contemporary saga depicting the terrible consequences of obsessional love and the happiness which can come from eventual maturity.
Game to Miss Cowan by Frances Paige ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
It is summer 1939 in Craigton, a small Scottish seaside resort. Lisa Cowan is nineteen and falls in love with Neil McLean, a handsome pilot. Through the war that follows the Cowan family suffer their share of hardship. Lisa comes through the war a sadder but wiser woman, but still vulnerable to love.
Love is a stranger by Frances Paige ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Whilst enjoying her first holiday in France, Caroline is flattered when Bud King, the attractive young American tourist invites her for a drive into the Dordogne countryside. When his car breaks down, Caroline returns with help only to find that the car - and Bud - were nowhere to be seen.
Passions of the mind by Frances Paige ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Julia's delicate beauty makes an immediate appeal to Lawrence Paton, but he is not aware until after the marriage that she is in the first stages of a mental illness.
The lonely shore by Frances Paige ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
When love comes to Sarah Lane in post-war Glasgow, it brings it's own ambivalence and problems.
The Sholtie flyer by Frances Paige ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 libraries worldwide
The horrors of the Great War are over, but not forgotten. The roaring twenties are in full swing but for some it is a beat slightly out of time. For beautiful, free-spirited Ginny McGrath it is an era of opportunity tinged with frustration. Having left the USA for Scotland to run her aunt Lizzie's new-fangled health farm, she finds the hard won post-war freedom difficult to capitalise on. Iain, the man she loves, is constrained by high ideals of honour and place. Jonty, Lizzie's son, on the other hand, finds the freedom of Paris almost too much to handle.
The distaff side by Frances Paige ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
The painted ladies by Frances Paige ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Anna, Jean and Nancy face the joys and trials of marriage and children in the fast-changing world of the fifties and sixties.
The butterfly girl by Frances Paige ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
A sequel to The Glasgow girls and The Painted ladies, this also features the Mackintosh sisters. Glasgow in 1968 is a very different city from the place where Anna, Jean and Nancy Mackintosh studied at the art school. And for Van, Anna's daughter, life as the unmarried mother of a black child brings its own problems.
Men who march away by Frances Paige ( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Kindred spirits by Frances Paige ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Anna Laidlaw, nee Mackintosh, artist and survivor of family storms and emotional upheaval, feels she can relax at last. Her two children seem finally to be happy and set on course for independent lives. And she hopes that in their chosen partners they will relive the joy of her own marriage. But for her twin sister Jean, it's the very opposite. The foundations of her comfortable existence are destroyed by the reawakening of long dormant passions, as powerful now as those that contributed to tragedy when she was a girl.
The summer fields by Frances Paige ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
So long at the fair by Frances Paige ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
The Glasgow girls by Frances Paige ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
The three Mackintosh sisters are pupils at the Glasgow School of Art. Each has won the love of three very different men.
Bereavement Children, Black Country life Crimean War (1853-1856) Detective and mystery stories Domestic fiction Domestic fiction England England--London English English fiction Fiction France France, Southwest France--Dordogne Friendship Great Britain Historical fiction History Hotelkeepers Hotels Irish Large type books Life change events Love stories Love stories Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Marriage Midlife crisis Murder Scotland Scotland--Glasgow Self-actualization (Psychology) in middle age Self-realization Separation (Psychology) Sisters Social aspects Suspense fiction Talking books Unmarried mothers Unrequited love Widows Women Women in horse racing Women novelists World War (1914-1918) World War (1939-1945) Young women