WorldCat Identities

Glaister, Lesley 1956-

Works: 44 works in 273 publications in 9 languages and 5,725 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Gothic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Horror fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6057.L27,
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lesley Glaister
Digging to Australia by Lesley Glaister( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With her first two novels - the prize-winning Honour Thy Father and Trick or Treat - Lesley Glaister has won the praise of reviewers in both England and America. Now, with her third novel in an astonishing three years, she has delivered her most ambitious book yet, one possessed of all her wit, keenly observant eye, and penchant for the domestic macabre that should gain for her a large, even more enthusiastic readership." "Our narrator - the center of the story - is Jennifer, a girl on the brink of adolescence and afflicted with all the attendant muddle and confusion. Home life is somewhat strange (her father, Bob, insists on naked calisthenics every morning for the whole family and her gray-haired mother placidly goes along), she has no real friends (and therefore lives in her imagination much of the time) and yearns to be popular, more normal. And then her already off-center world is thrown completely topsy-turvy when she learns that her supposed parents are really her grandparents, that her mother fled years ago, and that, worse yet for someone about to turn thirteen, her real birthday is now much later in the year. Seeking escape both in her fantasies - her favorite book has long been Alice in Wonderland - and in real life - through her friendship with her obsequious new schoolmate, Bronwyn, and with the sinister Johnny, who dwells in a forgotten, never-consecrated church - Jennifer is about to undergo her own adventures in her own wonderland, with terrifing and final consequences she cannot (yet) even imagine." ""A novelist to watch," the London Review of Books proclaimed when Honour Thy Father was published. With Digging to Australia, that promise is confirmed - and deserves celebration."--Jacket
Trick or treat by Lesley Glaister( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something is buried deep in a northern English town in this novel of secrets, friendship, and long-simmering rivalries Former activists Olive and Arthur have been together for decades. They never married & mdash;they don & rsquo;t believe in it. Now obese, Olive is given to violent mood swings, while Arthur tenderly watches over her. Widowhood suits Nell, who has lived here for fifty years. She has her pension and her house but misses her husband, Jim. And now the bane of her existence & mdash;her ex-con son, Rodney & mdash;has come home. Between the adjoining houses, eight-year-old Wolfe lives with his family. Petra, his mother, who dreamed about a wolf while carrying him, is pregnant with her fourth child. Wolfe misses the commune where they used to live. He hates Halloween & mdash;and with good reason. The advent of trick or treat will set tempers flaring across this remote pocket of urban grit and stunted industrial growth. As Wolfe starts to uncover his neighbors & rsquo; secrets, long-held jealousies and rivalries explode in a shattering act of violence that will reverberate through all of their lives
Limestone and clay by Lesley Glaister( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psycho suspense about a woman obsessed with not being able to have a child. When she learns her husband served as a sperm donor to another woman, she hits the bottle. At which point someone asks her to babysit
Honour thy father by Lesley Glaister( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four sisters remain in their childhood home, trapped by the fear of the dead father who still governs their lives
As far as you can go by Lesley Glaister( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Lesley Glaister & rsquo;s spellbinding outback thriller, a young couple & rsquo;s flight from a cold and dreary English winter traps them in a sunbaked nightmare For Cassie, the ad in the newspaper is a dream come true. Spending a year managing a farm in western Australia away from everything and everyone she and her commitment-phobic boyfriend, Graham, know could be exactly what he needs to realize it & rsquo;s time to think about getting married and starting a family. But their fantasy adventure isn & rsquo;t quite what Cassie imagined. Woolagong, an old sheep station, is on the remote fringes of the desert, where the weather is stifling hot all the time. And the outback is crawling with all manner of lethal creatures. There & rsquo;s no telephone, no radio, and no electricity & mdash;no contact with the outside world. Cassie and Graham send letters home but never receive any in return. And then there are the employers. Larry and his wife, Mara, live a very private life, which includes some peculiar habits. But what most unsettles Cassie and Graham is the distinct feeling that they & rsquo;re being watched. Filled with menace and a creeping sense of dread, As Far as You Can Go is Lesley Glaister at her spine-chilling best
Now you see me by Lesley Glaister( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra 16 års alderen har Lamb levet indesluttet og på livets kant, i hullet mellem andre menneskers tilværelse, men så møder hun den unge kriminelle Doggo. Kan løgnene stoppe, og kan man åbne sig totalt for et andet menneske?
Nina Todd has gone by Lesley Glaister( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest engrossing, utterly page-turning novel from the author of As Far As You Can Go
Chosen by Lesley Glaister( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told in parallel narratives in the 70s and in the present, this family drama is bound up in a religious sect
Easy peasy by Lesley Glaister( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her father hangs himself, Griselda tries to learn his past. What happened in that Japanese camp where he was a British prisoner in World War II? Why the nightmares which sent him screaming?
Sheer blue bliss by Lesley Glaister( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I 30 år - siden 1965 da hendes elskede Patrick forsvandt - har Connie ikke malet. Nu udstilles hendes sidste portræt af ham, og samtidig oprulles deres kærlighedshistorie og hans ekscentriske livs-system "De syv trin til sand fryd"
Partial eclipse by Lesley Glaister( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifers kærlighedsaffære ender katastrofalt, da manden vil blive hos sin kone. Fra fængslet sammenholder Jennifer sin historie med Peggys - hendes forgænger, der blev deporteret til Australien for en påfugls skyld
The private parts of women by Lesley Glaister( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inis runs away to a Sheffield terrace and encounters the seemingly calm and normal Trixie, her eighty-four-year-old neighbour. Though trying to help her, Inis fans the flames of Trixie's madness and finds herself grappling with demons not her own
Losing it by Lesley Glaister( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Egypt by Lesley Glaister( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Egypt was once a well-to-do country house in the north of England. Now it's derelict and trapped on a small island of land between a railway, a dual carriageway and a superstore, and although it looks deserted it isn't. Nonagenarian twins, Isis and Osiris, still live in the home they were born in, and from which in the 1920s their obsessive Egyptologist parents left them to search for the fabled tomb of Herihor? a search from which they never returned. Isis and Osiris have stayed in the house, guarding a terrible secret, for all their long lives until chance meeting between Isis and a young American anarchist, Spike, sparks an unlikely friendship
Are you she?( Book )

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

Chosen by Lesley Glaister( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dodie goes in search of her missing brother Seth, after their mother kills herself, losing her battle with depression. Dodie leaves behind her baby Jake with his father and crosses the Atlantic to rescue Seth from the Soul Life Centre in New York
Nina Todd has gone by Lesley Glaister( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina Todd keeps her head down and tries to live a quiet life: dull job, dependable boyfriend, no disruptions. If there are questions about Nina that remain unanswered, they are questions that even those closest to her don't dare to ask. When Nina meets the handsome Rupert during a conference, it leads to the kind of empty adulterous encounter that she'd rather forget. But Rupert doesn't feel the same way, and when he starts to turn up everywhere, her carefully constructed life begins to fall apart. He won't let her out of his sight - is it pure infatuation, or something more sinister? Who is Rupert, and what is the power he holds over her? And who is Nina Todd?
Losing it by Lesley Glaister( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du sollst Deinen Vater ehren : Roman by Lesley Glaister( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in German and French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein gemeinsames schreckliches Geheimnis verfolgt 4 Schwestern ein Leben lang. - Romandebüt der englischen Autorin (Jg. 1956)
Gib mir was, sonst kriegste was! : Roman by Lesley Glaister( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.36 for Digging to ... to 0.96 for Gib mir wa ...)

Digging to Australia
Alternative Names
Lesley Glaister British writer

Trick or treatLimestone and clayHonour thy fatherAs far as you can goNow you see meNina Todd has goneChosenEasy peasy