WorldCat Identities

Holden, Wendy 1965-

Works: 106 works in 600 publications in 7 languages and 11,745 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction  Chick lit  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Novels  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR6058.O436, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wendy Holden
Bad heir day by Wendy Holden( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After being dumped by her rich, handsome boyfriend, Anna vows to give up men forever. She takes a job as a nanny in the ritzy Kensington home of the Knights. Armed with a Hoover in one hand and Harry Potter in the other, Anna finds herself living with the family from hell: Cassandra, a social-climbing romance novelist with writer's block; Jett, Cassandra's cheating rock-star spouse; and Zak, their spawn-of-Satan son. So when Anna meets Jamie, the dashing heir to a castle in Scotland, she figures he's too good to be true. And she just may be right ..."--Barnes &
Azur like it by Wendy Holden( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shady billionaire Peter Hardstone's son, Nat, offers Kate Clegg, a reporter, a chance to cover the Cannes Film Festival on the luxurious Cote d'Azur
Beautiful people by Wendy Holden( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jet to London, Hollywood, and Italy; toss in a passionate star chef, a kindhearted paparazzo, and a reluctant male supermodel, and you have the makings of a wicked tale about LA's "beautiful people."
Gossip hound by Wendy Holden( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London publicist Grace Armiger's boring life takes a dramatic turn when she is given first viewing rights to what she assumes to be a Hollywood tell-all by A-list star Red Campion--a manuscript that has gained the attention of aspiring tabloid journalist Belinda Black
Bad heir day by Wendy Holden( )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Farrier learns the hard way that in some careers, highpowered connections mean far more than actual talent. So, she becomes an assistant to Cassandra Knight author of scorching blockbusters whose real forte is social climbing. Unfortunately, the ad Anna answered is Cassandra's latest plan to bamboozle someone into becoming a nanny to her son Zak- a post no one in their right mind would want
The royal governess : a novel of Queen Elizabeth II's childhood by Wendy Holden( Book )

10 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and Russian and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sunday Times bestselling author Wendy Holden brings to life the unknown childhood years of one of the world's most iconic figures, Queen Elizabeth II, and reveals the little-known governess who made Britain's queen into the monarch we know today. In 1933, twenty-two-year-old Marion Crawford accepts the role of a lifetime, tutoring their Royal Highnesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose. Her one stipulation to their parents the Duke and Duchess of York is that she bring some doses of normalcy into the sheltered and privileged lives of the two young princesses. At Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and Balmoral, Marion defies oppressive court protocol to take the girls on tube trains, swimming at public baths, and on joyful Christmas shopping trips at Woolworth's. From her ringside seat at the heart of the British monarchy she witnesses the upheaval of the Abdication and the glamour and drama of the 1937 Coronation. During the war, as Hitler's Heinkels fly over Windsor, she shelters her charges in the castle dungeons (not far from where the Crown Jewels are hidden in a biscuit tin). Afterwards, she is there when Elizabeth first sets eyes on Philip. But being beloved governess and confidante to the Windsor family has come at a cost. She puts her private life on hold until released from royal service following Princess Elizabeth's marriage in 1947. In a majestic story of love, sacrifice, and allegiance, bestselling novelist Holden shines a captivating light into the years before Queen Elizabeth II took the throne, as immortalized on the popular television series The Crown"--
The wives of Bath by Wendy Holden( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Bath, England, two couples from different social classes inexplicably keep crossing paths, the result of which is a hilarious social comedy
The school for husbands by Wendy Holden( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distraught at the prospect of losing his wife, Neil enrolls in an experimental clinic aimed at helping hopeless husbands mend their ways. But will its intensive tuition be enough to get Neil back together with his wife, Sarah? Not if her mother and childhood sweetheart have anything to do with it
Farm fatale : a comedy of country manors by Wendy Holden( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young couples seek greener pastures in the English village of Eight Mile Bottom. They soon become involved in the schemes of the eccentric locals
Simply divine by Wendy Holden( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this whimsical and satirical novel that's already a smash hit in England, a writer for a glossy women's magazine lands the nightmare assignment of ghostwriting for the town's latest bedazzling socialite
Marrying up : a right royal romantic comedy by Wendy Holden( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polly, a student who has fallen in love with Max, a veterinarian, doesn't care about his money but senses he has a secret, while social climbing Alexa befriends a wealthy aristocrat in hopes that she can meet an eligible, wealthy man
Marrying up by Wendy Holden( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She stopped at nothing. To get everything. Scheming social climber Alexa may be humbly born. But she's a class-hopping cruise missile aimed at the very top of the gold-digging tree. Only a title, mansion and family tiara will do. Befriending feckless aristo Florrie (three surnames plus a black hole where her brain should be) means the grandest doors swing open and the price of her dreams is in sight. But has Florrie's mother, the formidable Lady Annabel, rumbled what Alexa is up to? -- back cover
Gifted and talented by Wendy Holden( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the new university term among the dreaming spires. The start of a whole new life. Meet Isabel, beautiful, clever, shy and leaving home for the first time. Meet Olly, recently graduated, idealistic and a little hopeless, a man whose heart leads his brain and for whom opportunity just hasn't come knocking yet. Meet Amber, the It girl who is soon partying with the fast set and no-one is faster than Jasper de Borchy, glamorous leader of the notorious Bullinger club. Meet the grown-ups: Diana, recently divorced mother-of-one, newly arrived in town to take up a post as college gardener and Richard, the new college head, a widower, a scientist, and as lonely as some of the specimens he captures in his science lab. The rich, the poor, the shy, the extrovert, the givers, the takers. Meet the Gifted and Talented
A view to a kilt by Wendy Holden( Book )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London's most glamorous glossy magazine is in trouble. Advertising revenues are non existent, and if editor Laura Lake can't pick them up, she's out of a job. According to those in the know, Scotland is having a fashion moment . Smart spas are offering porridge facials, and a chain of eco-hotels is offering celebrity bagpipe lessons. So Laura's off to a baronial estate in the Scottish Highlands to get a slice of this ultra-high-end market. It's supposed to be gorgeous, glitzy and glamorous. But intrigue follows Laura like night follows day. And at Glenravish Castle - a shooting lodge fit for a billionaire - Laura finds herself hunting for a scoop that won't just save her job, it could save her life
Pastures nouveaux by Wendy Holden( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From SW7 to rural heaven...Cash-strapped Rosie and her boyfriend Mark are city folk longing for a country cottage. Rampantly nouveaux-riches Samantha and Guy are also searching for rustic bliss - a mansion complete with mile-long drive and hot and cold running gardeners. The village of Eight Mile Bottom seems quiet enough, despite a nosy postman, a reclusive rock star, a glamorous Bond Girl and a ghost with a knife in its back. But there are unexpected thrills in the hills. The local siren seduces Guy while mysterious millionaire makes Rosie an offer she can't refuse. But should she?
Last of the Summer moët by Wendy Holden( )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura Lake's rivals don't thinks she's glamorous enough to edit glossy magazine Society. But Laura is certain her next scoop will prove them wrong. She's heard rumours of an idyllic village in the English countryside inhabited solely by the rich and famous. Where film stars, artists and oligarchs swig Moët in the Michelin-starred pub and snog each other's wives on the pristine blue-flag beach. Gossip, scandal, celebrity: it's the perfect piece for the Society reader. The trouble is, the location of the village is top secret. And even if she could find it, nobodies like Laura are strictly forbidden. there's only one thing for it: she'll have to undercover."--Page 4 of cover
Honeymoon suite by Wendy Holden( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nell is marooned at the altar, her feisty best friend Rachel says she'll come with her on honeymoon instead. Why waste a week in a posh country hotel? So the duo, plus Rachel's Agatha Christie-obsessed small daughter Juno, head for the hills and idyllic Edenville, on the edge of the beautiful Pemberton estate. Awaiting them is a cast of colourful characters from Jason the harassed hotel manager to the ruthless Angela, Director of HR. Not to mention the handsome Dylan, a bestselling writer on the run from his past. Nell doesn't want to go back to London, so when a job on the estate comes up, she's happy to stay. Even if it is arranging weddings in the Big House! As she becomes entangled in the lives of the locals - and they weave their way into her heart - she realises there might be a way to reach the rainbow's end after all
Filthy rich by Wendy Holden( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mary meets gorgeous Monty, heir to a stately pile, romantic bliss seems assured. But after the roof falls in and the pictures are flogged, happiness is thin on the ground. Beth exchanges Holland Park for simple weekends at the country cottage her banker husband's bonus has bought. They only offered a little over the asking price -- why don't the locals like them? Uber-WAG Alexandra needs a country mansion -- fast. Her footballer boyfriend is being transferred and time is running out. There must be a Hello!-tastic pile somewhere? Morag is the terror of the village. She's a Stalin against slug pellets who wears hemp trousers and makes her own Weetabix. When the village launches an allotment project they become dramatically embroiled in a bitter struggle over sex, power and money, which threatens to blight more than everyone's carrots
Three weddings and a scandal by Wendy Holden( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hapless would-be journalist Laura Lake goes undercover at wedding season. But she hasn't prepared for disappearing brides, secret royal orgies or a jealous office rival. Will Laura get the scoop of the year? Or will she be out on her ear?
Laura lake and the case of the hipster weddings by Wendy Holden( )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura Lake longs to be a journalist. Now she?s an unpaid intern at a glossy magazine? sleeping in the fashion cupboard and living on canapés. And she?s just got her first big break: infiltrate three society weddings and write a juicy exposé. Security will be tighter than a Kardashian pencil skirt, but how hard can it be? She?ll don a ball-gown for the aristocrats, a festival headdress for the artisan jewellery makers, and a glitter moustache for the Shoreditch hipsters. But Laura hasn?t prepared for disappearing brides and secret royal orgies. Or the fact that her jealous office enemy will do anything to bring her down ..."--Book cover
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The royal governess : a novel of Queen Elizabeth II's childhood
Azur like itBeautiful peopleGossip houndThe royal governess : a novel of Queen Elizabeth II's childhoodThe wives of BathThe school for husbandsFarm fatale : a comedy of country manorsSimply divine
Alternative Names
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Holden, Wendy Jane

Holden, Wendy Jayne.

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Хоулден В. 1965-

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