WorldCat Identities

Glaister, Lesley 1956-

Works: 52 works in 263 publications in 9 languages and 5,273 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6057.L27, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lesley Glaister
Digging to Australia by Lesley Glaister( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 539 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
Limestone and clay by Lesley Glaister( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 483 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
Trick or treat by Lesley Glaister( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 479 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
Now you see me by Lesley Glaister( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two strangers who should never have met make an unusual connection in this dazzling novel by Lesley Glaister At sixteen, Lamb walked out on her life. It wasn't much to walk away from: Her parents were dead and she had no brothers or sisters-no one in the world who cared if she lived or died. Now she cleans houses and lives in the dusty cellar of an elderly widowed man, balancing on her high wire of loneliness. If she doesn't let anyone in, she can't fall. Then Doggo shows up. A fugitive on the run for committing a violent crime, he's accompanied by Gordon and Norma, two mutts who love him u
As far as you can go by Lesley Glaister( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Lesley Glaister's spellbinding outback thriller, a young couple'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's time to think about getting married and starting a family. But their fantasy adventure isn't quite what Cassie imagined. Woolagong, an old sheep station, is on the remote fringes of the desert, where the
Nina Todd has gone by Lesley Glaister( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a one-night stand, a woman is obsessively pursued in Lesley Glaister’s brilliantly plotted thriller You should always trust your gut feelings. . . . If only I had trusted mine. While away on a business trip, Nina meets a gorgeous man in her hotel lobby, and even before their tryst is over, she’s sorry she did it. She recently moved in with her boyfriend, Charlie, and feels like the worst kind of cheat. The sooner she puts the sordid encounter behind her, the better. But Rupert isn’t going away—because Rupert isn’t the face he presents to the world. Rupert isn’t even his real name. He’s on a personal mission—one he’s been waiting years to fulfill. And it turns out Nina isn’t exactly who she seems to be either. Alternating between Rupert and Nina’s voices, between past and present, Nina Todd Has Gone builds pathos and suspense as it moves inexorably toward a final, shocking conclusion
Honour thy father by Lesley Glaister( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and the Betty Trask Award:Lesley Glaister's first novel is a twisty Gothic tale of familial terror and steadily mounting suspense In a decaying house in the marshy lowlands of England, four spinster sisters live in self-imposed isolation. For more than sixty years, Milly, Agatha, and the identical twins Ellen and Esther-"Ellenanesther"-have been trapped together, haunted by the specter of their dead father, whose evil reaches out from beyond the grave. Now nearing eighty, Milly reminisces over their shared history, reliving memories of domestic tranquility
Chosen by Lesley Glaister( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last time Dodie sees her mother, Stella, she is wearing a red velvet dress from the 1970s - and is unusually animated. Soon after, Dodie's teenage brother Zak goes missing. The only trace of him is a cryptic postcard addressed from the Soul Life Centre in New York State. When Dodie returns to confront her mother about Zak, she finds her dead, her battle with depression finally over. As Dodie crosses the Atlantic in search of her brother, a parallel narrative tells the life of her mother in the 1970s. Eventually, the two stories collide in an exhilirating conclusion
Easy peasy by Lesley Glaister( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 300 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?
Partial eclipse by Lesley Glaister( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Award-winning author Lesley Glaister explores the lives of two women from different centuries, imprisoned for crimes of passion and love Jennifer is in solitary confinement. A place where there is only "memory, imagination, and me." She isn't the first in her family to be convicted of a crime. Centuries earlier, one of her ancestors, the unmarried Peggy Maybee, was arrested for trying to steal a peacock so she could give its beautiful feathers to her infant son, Samuel. Peggy was tried, convicted, and deported to Botany Bay to serve her sentence. She was heartbroken at being separated from her
Sheer blue bliss by Lesley Glaister( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This unconventional thriller probes the mysteries of art, celebrity stalking, and fatal obsession In a prestigious London gallery, a retrospective exhibition of Constance Benson's work is about to open. The main attraction will be the unveiling of her last painting. The portrait of her lover, eccentric visionary Patrick Mount, was completed right before he famously disappeared. Why has the reclusive artist kept her final masterwork hidden for thirty years? What happened to Mount? And why did Benson stop painting? Tony never met Patrick, having been born the day Patrick vanished. But he feels
The private parts of women by Lesley Glaister( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Multiple personality is at the suspenseful heart of this unusual thriller by award-winner Lesley Glaister Inis has bleached her hair white and run away from her husband, Richard, and the son and daughter she loves. After leaving her nice suburban house in London, she moves into a small flat on a dead-end street in the inner city of Sheffield. Her neighbor is eighty-four-year-old Trixie Bell, a hymn-singing veteran of the Salvation Army. But beneath Trixie’s unassuming exterior lies a very different personality. Three very different personalities—one of which is homicidal. In her sixth novel, Somerset Maugham Award winner Lesley Glaister tells an electrifying tale of love, madness, and a desperate fight for survival—of which there can be only one winner
Losing it by Lesley Glaister( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are you she? ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Little Egypt by Lesley Glaister( Book )
6 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 a
Chosen by Lesley Glaister( Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 61 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 37 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 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Halloween : roman by Lesley Glaister( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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