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Pargeter, Edith 1913-1995

Works: 141 works in 529 publications in 5 languages and 8,237 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6031.A49, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Edith Pargeter
Most widely held works by Edith Pargeter
The heaven tree trilogy by Edith Pargeter( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 983 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 bloody field by Edith Pargeter( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1399: Henry Bolingbroke, banished and deprived of his inheritance by Richard II, returns to claim his rights and deposes the king to become Henry IV of England. He is aided by the powerful lords of Northumberland, expecially by his friend, Harry Perch, nicknamed Hotspur. But there are growing crises in his new kingdom, and Wales is the most pressing and troublesome of all. For although Henry's son, prince Hal, is the nominal Prince of Wales, the Welsh have a prince of their own blood in Owen Glendower, and they are swift to rally to his rebellious call to arms
The marriage of Meggotta by Edith Pargeter( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and held by 549 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 )

34 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 383 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
A bloody field by Shrewsbury by Edith Pargeter( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 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 brothers of Gwynedd by Edith Pargeter( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 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 )

18 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmy Marryat is determined to return to her native country, now divided by Communism after the raveages of war
Closely watched trains by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 293 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
She goes to war by Edith Pargeter( Book )

13 editions published between 1942 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 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
The green branch by Edith Pargeter( Book )

32 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 238 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
Sunrise in the west by Edith Pargeter( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scarlet seed by Edith Pargeter( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and French and held by 224 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
The lily hand and other stories by Edith Pargeter( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of sixteen stories ranges geographically across the world, from India to Europe and to the old Eastern bloc. It covers diverse themes, including music and opera, revenge, love's ultimate sacrifice, murder and ghosts, humanity and courage, the loss of loved ones and rebirth, faith and the absolute horror of war
Lost children by Edith Pargeter( Book )

13 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author also writes under pseudonym Ellis Peters
The soldier at the door by Edith Pargeter( Book )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and held by 206 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
The eighth champion of Christendom by Edith Pargeter( Book )

19 editions published between 1945 and 1991 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hounds of sunset by Edith Pargeter( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reluctant odyssey by Edith Pargeter( Book )

6 editions published between 1946 and 1990 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dragon at noonday by Edith Pargeter( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 152 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
By firelight by Edith Pargeter( Book )

5 editions published between 1948 and 2005 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The untimely death of Claire's husband leaves her feeling numb. She retreats to a dilapidated schoolhouse in the tranquil village of Sunderne, but her peace seems threatened by her neighbour Jonathan, and the house, which itself seems to be unleashing strange ideas that Claire cannot explain
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The brothers of Gwynedd
Alternative Names

controlled identityPeters, Ellis, 1913-1995

Edith Mary Pargeter

Edith Pargeter écrivain britannique

Edith Pargeter englische Krimi-Schriftstellerin

Edith Pargeter escritora británica

Edith Pargeter pisarka brytyjska

Ellis Peters Brits schrijfster

Ellis Peters britská spisovatelka

Ellis Peters scrittrice britannica

Pargeter , Edith

Pargeter, Edith 1913-

Pargeter, Edith 1913-1995

Pargeter, Edith Mary 1913-1995

Peters, Ellis, 1913-1995

Peters , Ellis Mary

Peters, Ellis pseud

Petersová, Ellis 1913-1995

Елис Питърс

Питерс, Эллис

Питерс, Эллис 1913-1995

파지터, 에디스 1913-1995

피터스, 앨리스 1913-1995

피터스, 엘리스 1913-1995


English (262)

French (9)

Czech (7)

Spanish (3)

Italian (1)

The heaven treeA bloody field by ShrewsburyThe brothers of GwyneddA means of graceClosely watched trainsShe goes to warThe green branchSunrise in the west