WorldCat Identities

Porter, Davina

Works: 508 works in 1,925 publications in 1 language and 90,670 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Fantasy fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Children's audiobooks  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR6063.C326, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Davina Porter
The right attitude to rain by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel's life is thrown for a few loops when her cousin Mimi arrives from Dallas with her husband Joe. Through them, Isabel meets Tom Bruce, who is to marry someone Isabel suspects of gold-digging. Further complicating matters, Tom seems to have an unusual level of interest in Isabel. Meanwhile, Isabel has her own feelings to deal with
The Sunday philosophy club by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher by training, and an amateur sleuth by choice. When a young man falls from a balcony to his death, Isabel does not believe it was an accident. Plunging deep into the shady business community of Edinburgh, she is determined to root out the truth
Friends, lovers, chocolate : [an Isabel Dalhousie mystery] by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her niece Cat travels to a wedding in Italy, Isabel agrees to fill in at Cat's delicatessen. She takes notice of a customer named Ian, who is avoiding chocolate-- doctors say it's bad for the new heart he recently recieved. Ian is haunted by memories he can't quite place, prompting Isabel to wonder if his new heart may be the cause. Always keenly interested in matters of the heart, Isabel investigates and discovers some rather surprising truths
An echo in the bone : [a novel] by Diana Gabaldon( Recording )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But fighting for the eventual winner is no guarantee of safety. And worse still, the possibility of pointing a weapon at his own son--a young officer in the British army--haunts Jamie's every thought
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( Recording )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beautiful and charming, Anna lives in a splendid world of her own making. She smokes, rides horseback, plays tennis, takes opium, practices birth control, and--although she is already married--falls in love with a handsome army officer. Anna's life is played out against a backdrop of dazzling balls and the vastness of Russia's landscape"--Publisher website (January 2007)
The careful use of compliments by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosopher and amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is about to find her Edinburgh home life profoundly altered by the birth of her baby. Cat, Isabel's niece, has her reasons for not feeling warmly disposed towards the new arrival. Isabel is nevertheless, as her profession dictates, philosophical about such difficulties
The comforts of a muddy Saturday by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a patient dies accidentally, an impeccably credentialed doctor is accused of fraudulent involvement with a new drug. Isabel launches an investigation, concerned that a good man's reputation will be ruined. Could the doctor be taking the fall for someone else's mistake? Or did a nefarious pharmaceutical company put its lofty ambitions ahead of safety?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon( Recording )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, a former combat nurse, back from the war and on her honeymoon, touches a boulder in an ancient Scottish ruin and is instantly transported to a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in 1743
The lost art of gratitude : an Isabel Dalhousie novel by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sixth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's Isabel Dalhousie Series, eighteen-month-old Charlie, Isabel's son, is to be introduced to his first public event, a birthday party. There, Isabel once again crosses paths with Minty Auchterlonie, a ruthless financier who is in desperate need of Isabel's help. As she puts her amateur sleuthing skills to work, Isabel struggles to successfully court Jamie, the father of her son
The charming quirks of others by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Isabel Dalhousie tale finds the ethical philosopher doing background checks on several candidates for the same job. In the process, Isabel learns quite a bit about herself, as well
Believing the lie by Elizabeth George( Recording )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Bovary, bored by her provincial life, is drawn to a more sophisticated world that will demand a terrible price
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innocent Tess Durbeyfield's maidenhood is stolen by the dishonorable Alex d'Urberville and yet she is able to find true love with Angel Clare; their happiness is later shattered, for when her past is revealed, Clare rejects her love until it is too late
Dragonfly in amber by Diana Gabaldon( Recording )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In eighteenth-century Scotland, Claire Randall and her raven-haired daughter, Brianna, return to the majestic hills where Claire recalls the love of her life--gallant Highlander warrior James Fraser
Just one evil act by Elizabeth George( Recording )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can't really help--Azhar had never married Angelina, and his name isn't on Hadiyyah's, their daughter's, birth certificate. He has no legal claim. Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold
Death of a snob by M. C Beaton( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While recovering from the flu at a health farm on the Scottish isle of Eileencraig, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth gets involved in solving a murder
Written in my own heart's blood : a novel by Diana Gabaldon( Recording )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington's troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie's wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland, or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family's secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy-- never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself"--Container
Death of a travelling man by M. C Beaton( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a suspicious gypsy and his girlfriend park their van in the midst of Lochdub, it's not long before the crime rate begins to soar. Although none of the villagers wants to give him any information, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth must solve a case that is truly bizarre
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon( Recording )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind. It has been 20 years since she and Jamie were forced to separate. Can she risk everything, maybe even her life, on a gamble that their love has withstood the long, rigorous test of time?
Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about young Alice, who follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole
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The Sunday philosophy clubFriends, lovers, chocolate : [an Isabel Dalhousie mystery]An echo in the bone : [a novel]Anna KareninaThe careful use of complimentsThe comforts of a muddy SaturdayOutlanderThe lost art of gratitude : an Isabel Dalhousie novel