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Glaister, Lesley 1956-

Works: 48 works in 295 publications in 9 languages and 5,442 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Novels  Historical fiction  Gothic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Horror fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6057.L27, 823.914
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 479 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 410 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--they don'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--her ex-con son, Rodney--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--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' 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 )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 399 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 )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milly and her older sister, Agatha, along with their younger, deranged twin sisters, are mentally chained to a crumbling house in the Fens. Old, bitter, and no longer victims of an abusive father, Milly and Agatha lash open the skin of each other's memories. Milly travels the highway of the mind back to her youth during World War I. She remembers picnics by the dike, warm ginger beer and bramble cake, and willows' rippling shadows across their chosen place. She remembers her mother's suicide by drowning and a cold manipulative father, seldom home but with them all the time. Relentlessly, the suspense builds to reveal a terrifying secret that condemns the four girl
Now you see me by Lesley Glaister( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 323 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?
As far as you can go by Lesley Glaister( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Cassie sees a job advertised for a couple to run a remote Australian farm, she thinks it will be the perfect escape for her and Graham. But trapped under the baking sun of the outback, paranoia sets in. There's no radio and they send but never receive any letters. Their enigmatic and unusually forgiving boss Larry and his wife Mara have secrets, sedatives, and some very odd habits: a result of their isolated lifestyle or something more sinister? And there's always the sensation, in the stark brush of the red desert, that eyes are watching them
Nina Todd has gone by Lesley Glaister( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores what happens when ordinary lives are turned upside down and their darkest secrets exposed
Easy peasy by Lesley Glaister( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 263 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?
Chosen by Lesley Glaister( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 247 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
Partial eclipse by Lesley Glaister( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative about two women at different times, both punished and imprisoned. Jenny is in a solitary cell and reflects upon the love affair that has shaped her destiny. Peggy, in the 18th century, stole a peacock to give the feathers to her baby son. For this she is transported to Australia
Sheer blue bliss by Lesley Glaister( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 181 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"
The private parts of women by Lesley Glaister( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 181 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 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jo moves into the house next door with her boy, Luke, Marion is delighted at first. But soon Jo starts to take advantage, always asking Marion to babysit. Worse, she shows a bit too much interest in Marion's husband, David. As for David, he thinks Jo is a pest - but does he really? Is Jo the neighbour from hell, or is David hiding something?
Little Egypt by Lesley Glaister( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 109 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 young American anarchist Spike, sparks an unlikely friendship and proves a catalyst for change
Are you she?( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chosen by Lesley Glaister( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 65 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
The squeeze by Lesley Glaister( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina Todd has gone by Lesley Glaister( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 25 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?
Du sollst Deinen Vater ehren : Roman by Lesley Glaister( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in German and French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein gemeinsames schreckliches Geheimnis verfolgt 4 Schwestern ein Leben lang. - Romandebüt der englischen Autorin (Jg. 1956)
Losing it by Lesley Glaister( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.58 (from 0.39 for Digging to ... to 0.94 for Du sollst ...)

Digging to Australia
Alternative Names
Lesley Glaister British writer

Lesley Glaister écrivaine britannique

Lesley Glaister escritora británica


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