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Tomlinson, Patience

Works: 304 works in 807 publications in 1 language and 5,772 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Narrator
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Most widely held works by Patience Tomlinson
Natural flights of the human mind by Clare Morrall( Recording )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a disused lighthouse on the Devon coast lives Peter Straker, a recluse who, in his dreams, is visited by some of the seventy-eight people he believes he killed twenty-four years ago. But Straker's solitude is about to be invaded. Imogen Doody, a school caretaker with a painful history that has left her prickly and unapproachable, inherits a run-down cottage in the nearby village. And she needs help restoring it. Guilt, loss and a Tiger Moth plane lie at the heart of this story of two misfits learning to reconnect."--Container
Things I want my daughters to know by Elizabeth Noble( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Barbara realizes time is running out, she writes letters to her four daughters, aware they'll be facing the trials and triumphs of life without her at their side. But how can she leave them when they still have so much growing up to do? Lisa, in her mid-thirties but incapable of making a commitment; or Jennifer, trapped in a stale marriage. Twenty something Amanda, a traveller and always distanced from the rest of the family. And Hannah, a teenage girl on the verge of womanhood, about to be parted from the mother she adores. But by drawing on the wisdom in Barbara's letters, the girls might just find a way to cope with her loss. And in coming to terms with their bereavement, can they also set themselves free to enjoy life with all the passion and love each deserves?
The little old lady who broke all the rules : a novel by C Ingelman-Sundberg( Recording )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

79-year-old Martha Andersson dreams of escaping her care home and robbing a bank. She has no intention of spending the rest of her days in an armchair and is determined to fund her way to a much more exciting lifestyle. Along with her four oldest friends, otherwise known as the League of Pensioners, Martha decides to rebel against all of the rules imposed upon them. Together, they cause uproar with their antics protesting against early bedtimes and plasticky meals. As the elderly friends become more daring, they hatch a cunning plan to break out of the dreary care home and land themselves in a far more attractive Stockholm establishment. With the aid of their Zimmer frames, they resolve to stand up for old aged pensioners everywhere, Robin Hood style. And that's when the adventure really takes off
Innocent traitor by Alison Weir( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Jane Grey was born into times of extreme danger. Child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother, for whom she was merely a pawn in a dynastic power game with the highest stakes, she lived a live in thrall to political machinations and lethal religious fervour. Jane's astonishing and essentially tragic story was played out during one of the most momentous periods of English history. As a great-niece of Henry VIII, and the cousin of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, she grew up realize that she could never throw off the chains of her destiny. Her honesty, intelligence and strength of character carry the reader through all the vicious twists of Tudor power politics, to her nine-day reign and its unbearably poignant conclusion
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly Gibson's mother dies when she was young, and she is close to her father. When she is 17 years old, her father marries again, causing unhappiness for Molly ; she slowly begins to realise that her father is aware that he has made a poor choice -- and he is unhappy, too
Letters to the midwife by Jennifer Worth( Recording )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the books in the 'Call the Midwife' series became bestsellers, Jennifer Worth received mountains of letters - not only praising her books, but also from people who remembered the world her books described. This book features some of the fascinating letters she received, including letters about becoming a missionary and the curious list of things she would need
The little old lady who struck lucky again! : a novel by C Ingelman-Sundberg( Recording )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You're never too old to have some fun. The little old lady is back! This time, Martha Andersson and her friends, the League of Pensioners, have left behind their dreary care home in Stockholm and are enjoying the bright lights of Las Vegas. This is their opportunity for a new lease of life and they plan to make the most of it. But before long, they are up to their old tricks. And with ingenious tactics, a pair of false teeth and a wheelchair each, they plot to outwit the security system at one of the casinos. As their antics become more and more daring, Martha and her friends head back to Sweden to continue their money-making schemes. However, they aren't the only ones planning on stealing bucket loads of cash and soon find themselves pitted against a gang of dangerous criminals. Can the group of elderly friends work together to outsmart the younger robbers and get away with their biggest heist yet? Or will this job be a step too far for The League of Pensioners?
Perfect marriage material by Penny Jordan( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perfect family ... but shocking revelations and heartache lie just beneath the surface of their charmed lives. Saul Crighton was every woman's dream - head of a thriving law firm, devoted single father to three young children, and the sexiest man alive ... perfect marriage material! Evena Tullah couldn't deny that Saul made her heart beat faster. But, even though she was tormented by erotic fantasies about him, Tullah was determined to resist his family's matchmaking plans. Saul was her boss, and she wasn't interested in becoming his wife, or his mistress - until Saul made it plain he wasn't looking for either! Suddenly, this elusive man had captured her interest
Death and the maiden by Gladys Mitchell( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When former banana-grower Edris Tidson hears of a possible sighting of a water-naiad he insists that his wife, her aunt Prissie and Prissies young ward Connie, travel with him to Winchester in search of the nymph. As tensions rise between Connie and Edris, Prissie invites part-time Freudian Mrs Bradley to join them
Theodora in love by Ann Barker( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her father's death, Theordora Buckleigh's new adopted family want to give her a London season. But though she is a pretty girl, Theodora has limped from birth, and dreads exposure to the social round. She takes evasive action, accepting an invitation from Dorothy Wordsworth to stay with her and her poet brother William in Dorset. Here she will find love, danger and intrigue. Might Coleridge and the others be engaged in treason? Can Theodora's chaperone, Alex Kydd, rescue her from this dangerous company; and even if he does, could there ever be anything more between them than friendship?
We'll sing at dawn by Victor Pemberton( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September 1940, Islington. The Blitz is taking its toll on Beth Shanks and her family. She works in a munitions factory in North Finchley, dodging falling shrapnel on her way to work, while her father is away fighting and her mother Connie gives piano lessons to children who've escaped evacuation. Connie despairs that Beth won't learn to play the piano properly and will only play by ear, but when she hears Beth playing to lift the spirits of those trapped in an air raid, she realises there is much more to music than she ever realised
Henry's women by Pamela Oldfield( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Millie had her fiance "stolen" by her sister Esme, it meant she stayed at home to care for her father. When he dies, she's left without a penny and must go to live with Esme and Leo as a domestic help. Once there, Leo reveals that he still loves her, more than he ever loved her sister. Keen to free herself from this emotional triangle, Millie moves in with Polly, a risque star at Tapper's Supper House, but the change of address doesn't put Millie beyond the reach of romantic complications
Come away, death by Gladys Mitchell( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Rudi Hopkinson, a slightly cracked rich Englishmen with a penchant for history, is determined to reenact the ancient rituals at the temple of Eleusis in hopes of summoning the goddess Demeter. Among the thirteen people he's gathered for the experiment is a rival scholar, a handsome photographer, his adult children, and a trio of mischievous boys, whose nefarious activities are financed by criminal psychologist Beatrice Bradley. When one of their number goes missing and a severed head turns up in a box of snakes, it's time for Mrs Bradley to set aside her babysitting chores and turn sleuth
The great betrayal by Pamela Oldfield( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1904, London. Lydia Daye adores her husband John, but his secret government job means he is often away. She consoles herself with her small son, Adam, and the knowledge that John's salary allows them to live comfortably. Dolly Ellerway lives just two miles away, but in a different world. Pregnant, she is delighted when the father of her child says he'll marry her, even though he can barely afford it. It seems unlikely that the two will ever meet, but one day Lydia sends a fateful letter that will change both women's lives forever
The third circle by Amanda Quick( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel set in Victorian England, Leona Hewitt, a gifted crystal worker, isn't the only one sneaking into Lord Delbridge's private museum to recover a relic. Thaddeus Ware, a mesmerist with psychic ability, is on a similar mission. Neither one of them has any idea that this relic--a rare ancient crystal--will lead them to a deadly chase
False step by Veronica Heley( Recording )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bea Abbot's domestic agency does not, repeat not, investigate murder - that is, until she finds herself in the company of a dead man dressed as a pantomime dame. It looks like suicide, but why don't his red-spangled shoes fit?
A question of guilt by Janet Tanner( Recording )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a skiing accident, journalist Sally Proctor is recuperating at her parents' rural Somerset home when her reporter's instincts are aroused by the plight of a local man jailed for life five years earlier for arson
Sweet venom by Betty Rowlands( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aidan Cresney seems to be a model citizen. An active member of the parish council and a former barrister, he took up beekeeping as a retirement hobby. Although he boasts that bees will never attack an apiarist who knows what he's doing, Cresney is discovered dead one day having suffered multiple stings. When a second family member dies in similar circumstances, tongues begin to wag. And Melissa Craig, the Cotwolds' intrepid crime-writing sleuth, starts to uncover some disturbing secrets
A debt from the past by Beryl Matthews( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hampshire, 1850. Beth Langton has been running her large family estate for nine months now, after the death of her father. Under the watchful eyes of her godfather and guardian, Lord Edward Sharland, and an excellent estate manager, Henry Greenway, she is loving the work. After a week away with Henry buying cattle, terrible news is waiting for her on her return. The father of her best friend, Lady Helen Denton, has shot himself after running up gambling debts, leaving Helen destitute
A Dorset girl by Janet Woods( Recording )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When her mother and stepfather perish in a fire, Siana Lewis finds herself destitute, with a younger brother and sister to support. Although her prospects seem bleak, Siana's beauty and intelligence will attract the attention of three men: Daniel, her first love - the man who will betray her. Francis Matheson, the village doctor, who admires Siana's determination and thirst for knowledge. And Edward Forbes, the local squire - sensual and devious, used to getting what he wants. He desires the beautiful peasant girl from the moment he sets eyes on her - and he's determined to have her. Whatever it takes. " --Publisher
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