Burgh, Anita 1937-
Most widely held works by Anita Burgh
The azure bowl by Anita Burgh ( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
The first book in a new trilogy entitled Daughters of a Granite Land concerns a friendship which turns to hatred between the wealthy daughter of a tin mine owner and the daughter of a drunken miner.
The broken gate by Anita Burgh ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
In the winter of 1901, the ancient facade of Cresswell Manor surveys a vast and rich estate - but the land has fallen into decay. Mortimer Cresswell is an old man now and on his deathbed, his family waits, patiently, to fight over his fortune. Only Hannah, Mortimer's daughter can see that the family has become consumed by private ambition, jealousy and greed. Another contender for the estate is a new comer Stanislas von Ehrlich who has had his eye on the estate. Bound by conflict, passion and betrayal, both families are set on a collision course so powerful, it will completely alter their world.
Distinctions of class by Anita Burgh ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
The breached wall by Anita Burgh ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Far away in France, the Great War shows no sign of ending, and the peaceful calm of Cresswell Manor in Devon has been shattered. It is now a convalescent home for soldiers from the Front. They arrive in increasing numbers to recover from their wounds - their minds and bodies broken. With their menfolk away, the women left behind take on the burden of running the estate, as well as their homes and households, working harder than they ever have before. Some of the women battle on and remain faithful, while loneliness encourages others to stray. Will life ever be the same again?
Exiles by Anita Burgh ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Kate is no longer a struggling author. Far from it, she leads a charmed life with her lover, Stewart, and her daughter, Lucy, in an old farmhouse in the beautiful wild Auvergne region of Central France. Then comes a bolt from the blue, a phone call from Kate's literary agent in London that threatens her whole way of life.
The house at Harcourt by Anita Burgh ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
It is 1859. Eliza Forester is left motherless when her father orders his wife from the house, accusing her of infidelity. He keeps the child to spite his wife and Eliza grows up believing her mother to be dead. But, as she grows, and makes decisions that infuriate her father, Eliza loses everything except her confidence and her soul.
Love the bright foreigner by Anita Burgh ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 255 libraries worldwide
When her husband dies suddenly, Ann Grange's happiness is destroyed and her world seems to have turned on its head. She is rescued from the ruins of her own life by a chance meeting with an attractive, mysterious Greek. But a shattering truth threatens her idyllic new life, and before she can trust the happiness which is within her grasp, she must bury the past.
The visitor by Anita Burgh ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Following her wonderful nineteenth century saga THE HOUSE AT HARCOURT, Anita Burgh has written another soaring, dramatic tale of innocence and passion, money and love. A young girl from Devon, Phoebe Drewitt, has escaped her brutal father and a hard life on Dartmoor, her head full of dreams. She is rescued by the reclusive, middle-aged Kendall Bartholomew, whose motives may not be as innocent as they appear. For Arnold Randolph-Smythe, life is more than satisfactory. His shop is successful and his daughter adores him, though his rich wife does not. When Dulcie, his wife, meets Phoebe she invites her to their home. The arguments, hatreds and loves that follow have profound repercussions for all involved.
Clare's war by Anita Burgh ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
"At seventeen Clare Springer is sent to Paris to complete her education. Relishing freedom, she's too busy to notice the onset of war. France is invaded and Clare is trapped, though happy to be so when her French lover Fabien is reported missing. She is determined to find him. Yet despite her wish not to become involved, Clare is sucked into the chaos and suffering around her, for how can she not help this country and the people she has come to love? In the process she pays a terrible price." -container.
The family by Anita Burgh ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Jillian is one of a generation for whom marriage is the ultimate goal. She expects to live happily ever after with her husband in Cambridge. She is certain that she can overcome any problems and that if she works hard enough and loves well enough no one need know of the problems that hide beneath the surface. Then, after eighteen years of marriage, Jillian is catapulted alone into another, completely different life in Scotland.
On call by Anita Burgh ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Following the tragic death of her husband, Chrissy decides to return to the nursing profession, her home town and St. Edith's. To go back seems the only way forward, but her return is fraught with problems.
The stone mistress by Anita Burgh ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
For over a hundred years, Gwenfer, the magnificent Cornish house at the edge of the Atlantic, has exerted its powerful hold on all those who ever lived there. Gwenfer keeper of their dreams: the place where three women's hearts will always return. From the horrors of wartime London to the peace and tranquility of the Greek Islands; from the art world of Rome to the enduring beauty of Cornwall. This is an engrossing saga of passion and conflict, courage and desire. This is the final instalment of the Cornish trilogy, Daughters of a Granite Land.
The cult by Anita Burgh ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Ginnie, blessed with both money and looks, finds out her husband is having an affair. Jessica, a famous actress, must come to terms with a fading career, while Selina is forced to sell her bookshop. Demoralised, these three women join Fohpal - For Hope, Peace and Love. At first they relax but then the meditation and encounter groups become every more sinister.
Lottery by Anita Burgh ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Avarice by Anita Burgh ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Guthrie challenges three men to find his treasure of the Elixir of Life; but it is the search for a far greater treasure that Guthrie has in mind when he draws the three men into his plan. Avarice is the pulse that stimulates three virtual strangers. As they are made to face their pasts the shock that comes with the true value of the prize will change their lives forever.
The golden butterfly by Anita Burgh ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
This is the second book in the trilogy Daughters of a Granite Land. Heiress Juniper Boscar is the charming and dangerous golden butterfly - captivating everyone she meets. But she is a woman burdened by the secrets of a long-buried past.
Advances by Anita Burgh ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Julius Westall, struggling to keep his ailing publishing house afloat and out of the greedy hands of the corporate system, finds his cause taken up by three women. Kate, Joy and Gloria; all three become united in the fight to help Julius save his company. Ultimately their professional survival will depend on unravelling the identity of a mysterious trust, bound up with Julius's past.
The heart's citadel by Anita Burgh ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
This title, the second in a historical trilogy set in Devon in the early 20th century, follows the fortunes of two families during a time of war and social upheaval.
Overtures by Anita Burgh ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Set in the contrasting worlds of pop music and opera this is a sweeping story of ambition, greed and manipulation. Kitty and Lana are victims of a weak father and an over-ambitious mother who pushes her daughters to fulfil her own dreams with catastrophic consequences. But in the end, it is their own fierce determination to be the best, whatever the cost, that proves to be the most destructive force of all.
Breeders by Anita Burgh ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Adultery Betrayal British Cults Dog breeders Dogs--Breeding Domestic fiction Dwellings England England, Northern England--Devon English English fiction Europe Exiled women authors Families Female friendship Fiction France France--Auvergne Great Britain History Hospitals Large type books Life change events Lottery winners Love stories Manners and customs Middle-aged men New York (State)--New York Nurses Patients--Care Separated people Sisters Social aspects Social classes South America Spouses Talking books Treasure troves Underground movements, War United States War stories Widows Women Women authors Women--Social conditions World War (1914-1918) World War (1939-1945) Young women