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Pargeter, Edith 1913-1995

Overview
Works: 130 works in 453 publications in 1 language and 8,339 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Paranormal fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR6031.A49, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Edith Pargeter
 
Most widely held works by Edith Pargeter
The bloody field by Edith Pargeter( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines England's history during the early 15th century, detailing the key players including Richard III, Henry IV, Henry V, and Owen Glendower
The heaven tree trilogy by Edith Pargeter( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Harry Talvace, stone carver, who lived on the volatile, hotly disputed Welsh border in the 13th century
The marriage of Meggotta by Edith Pargeter( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1979, this is the last novel Edith Pargeter wrote under her own name. Set in England in the 13th century, among the nobles and aristocrats surrounding King Henry III, it tells the true story of the secret marriage of the Earl of Kent's ten-year-old daughter, and the tragic consequences that follow in its wake
The heaven tree by Edith Pargeter( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young nobleman of 13th-century England becomes a brilliant sculptor and uses his talents to build a great church and to champion the cause of the poor
The brothers of Gwynedd by Edith Pargeter( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these four books, the fictionalized life of Llewelyn, first Prince of Wales, is retold through the eyes of his lifelong servant Samson. Samson and Llewelyn struggle in court and in war against Llewelyn's brother David to bring Wales into peace with the English
A means of grace by Edith Pargeter( Book )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmy Marryat is determined to return to her native country, now divided by Communism after the raveages of war
She goes to war by Edith Pargeter( Book )

14 editions published between 1942 and 2005 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1940 and Catherine has joined the WRNS at Devonport. She grows to enjoy service life and soon adjusts to a posting in wartorn Liverpool. Then she meets Tom, a Spanish civil war veteran, whose political views strike an immediate chord with her. After an idyllic holiday together in Northern Wales, Tom is recalled to active service abroad and all she can do is wait and hope for his return
Closely watched trains by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Milos Hrma, a young railway junior dispatcher and signalman returning to work at a minor but strategically important Czech railway station. Milos has been away for three months, recuperating from a suicide attempt, and is warmly welcomed back by Station Master Lansky and Dispatcher Hubicka. The year is 1945, the Germans have lost command of the air-space over the town, but it remains an important rail hub for them and certain key transport trains are nominated by the German high command for "close surveillance" to ensure that they are not delayed by signals failures or problems on the lines
Sunrise in the west by Edith Pargeter( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scarlet seed by Edith Pargeter( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the castle of Parfois, Harry Talvace is held prisoner by his father's patron and murder, Ralf Isambard. The threat of civil war in England lays Isambard open to his enemies, and the story reaches a strange and violent climax as the principal characters are drawn together in the final siege of Parfois
Lost children by Edith Pargeter( Book )

13 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author also writes under pseudonym Ellis Peters
The green branch by Edith Pargeter( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Harry Talvace has grown up at the court of Llewelyn Prince of North Wales. His father was a master-builder who raised the great church of Parfois and was later put to death by his jealous patron. After tragedy strikes Llewellyn's marriage, Harry sets out to his avenge his father's death
The soldier at the door by Edith Pargeter( Book )

15 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the meaningless death of her son in the closing days of the Korean War, a mother begins the search for answers. Neither the church nor the government can provide a solution. In the end a teenage boy resolves to stand up for a world without conscription
By firelight by Edith Pargeter( Book )

8 editions published between 1948 and 2005 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The untimely death of Claire Falchion's husband leaves her feeling numb and empty. She retreats to a dilapidated schoolhouse in the tranquil village of Sunderne. The house starts to unleash strange ideas that she cannot explain, almost like having a second sight. Even Claire's pen seems to be writing of its own accord. Memories of a witch hunt appear on the page and terrible scenes come alive in the countryside around her
The dragon at noonday by Edith Pargeter( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second of a quartet of novels tracing the destiny of the brothers of Gwynedd - the four grandsons of Llewelyn Fawr, Prince of Gwynedd. England's crisis in 1263 is Prince Llewelyn's opportunity to force recognition of his title and right as Prince of Wales. From that goal he will not be distracted - either by the tragic deaths of his mother and sisters or by his brothers' treachery
The hounds of sunset by Edith Pargeter( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reluctant odyssey by Edith Pargeter( Book )

4 editions published between 1946 and 1990 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eighth champion of Christendom by Edith Pargeter( Book )

12 editions published between 1945 and 1990 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warfare accomplished by Edith Pargeter( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brothers of Gwynedd : the legend of the first true prince of Wales by Edith Pargeter( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Burning Desire for One Country, One Love, and One Legacy That Will Last Forever. Llewelyn, prince of Gwynedd, dreams of a Wales united against the English, but first he must combat enemies nearer home. Llewelyn and his brothers-Owen Goch, Rhodri, and David-vie for power among themselves and with the English king, Henry III. Despite the support of his beloved wife, Eleanor, Llewelyn finds himself trapped in a situation where the only solution could be his very downfall ... Originally published in England as four individual novels, The Brothers of Gwynedd transports you to a world of chivalry, gallant heroes, and imprisoned damsels; to star-crossed lovers and glorious battle scenes; and is Edith Pargeter's absorbing tale of tragedy, traitors, and triumph of the heart. A lively evocation of life on the Welsh borders in the Middle Ages, coupled with an ingenious plot, and the whole narrated with elegant crispness. -The Times L iterary Supplement Strong in atmosphere and plot, grim and yet hopeful ... carved in weathered stone rather than in the sands of current fashion. - Daily Telegraph A richly textured tapestry of medieval Wales. -Sunday Telegraph Those who fancy historical fiction with an emphasis on the history will savor this convincing tale. -Publishers Weekly
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityPeters, Ellis, 1913-1995

Pargeter, Edith

Pargeter, Edith Mary 1913-1995

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English (245)

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The marriage of MeggottaThe heaven treeThe brothers of GwyneddA means of graceShe goes to warClosely watched trainsSunrise in the westThe scarlet seed