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Tomlinson, Patience

Works: 247 works in 633 publications in 1 language and 5,067 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Love stories  Historical fiction  Biography  Suspense fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3561.R44, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Patience Tomlinson
Things I want my daughters to know by Elizabeth Noble( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 163 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?
Natural flights of the human mind by Clare Morrall( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 102 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
Innocent traitor by Alison Weir( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 96 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 life 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 realizing 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
We'll sing at dawn by Victor Pemberton( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 70 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
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her father remarries, the honest, innocent Molly Gibson suddenly finds herself with a new stepsister, Cynthia, who is beautiful, worldly and impetuous. This would be more than enough to deal with, but the new wife is the deeply snobbish (and darkly secretive) Hyacinth. Thwarted love, scheming ambition and small-town gossip underlie the warmth, irony and brilliant social observation which link the relationships and the inevitable conflicts as profound change comes to rural England
Perfect marriage material by Penny Jordan( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 64 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
Sweet venom by Betty Rowlands( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 61 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
Letters to the midwife by Jennifer Worth( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 61 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 third circle by Amanda Quick( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leona Hewitt, disguised in men's clothes, has made her way into Lord Delbridge's private museum to find a relic stolen from her family. But someone else is on the same errand: Thaddeus Ware, a mesmerist, but Leona shows no trace of hysteria in his presence. A gifted crystal worker, she exerts a rather hypnotic power over him. And she is determined to keep the crystal they recovered. A source of remarkable energy, Lord Delbridge has already killed to acquire it, for it is his key to membership in the shadowy group, the Third Circle. And, with the help of a ruthless hunter, Delbridge intends to find her. With the stolen crystal in their possession, the danger is only just beginning
Henry's women by Pamela Oldfield( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Millie had her fiancT "stolen" by her sister Esme, it meant she stayed at home to care for her father. But when he dies in 1891, she's left without a penny and goes to live with Esme and Leo as a domestic help. Leo wastes no time in revealing to Millie 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 risquT star at Tapper's Supper House. But a change of address doesn't put Millie beyond the reach of romantic complications ... Poppy's married lover, MP Henry Granger, has a formidable sexual appetite, which is threatening to ruin the lives of several women. Soon, Millie finds that she too is caught up in the trail of destruction he's leaving behind him
Death and the maiden by Gladys Mitchell( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 57 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 55 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?
False step by Veronica Heley( Recording )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 49 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?
The great betrayal by Pamela Oldfield( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 49 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
Secret sins by Jeannie Johnson( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Second World War continues to rage, Mary Anne Randall, now separated from her abusive husband, Henry, is struggling to keep her family together. Her lover, Michael Maurice, is away fighting, and news is scarce. When a mysterious man appears, asking questions about Mary Anne and claiming to have news of an unexpected legacy, Henry pretends he doesn't know of her whereabouts. But Biddy Young thinks she's doing Mary Anne a favour by passing on her address. But sinister events begin to occur - a fire, a stolen child and a theft - and Mary Anne must draw on all her resilience and determination to survive these disturbing and difficult times
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
The perfect lover by Penny Jordan( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Crighton had thought that she was over the silly, stupid crush that she had on her cousin Saul. She'd made a complete fool of herself over him when she was younger, and had thrown herself into the arms of her tutor, Professor Simmonds, with disastrous consequences. Now, Saul has a new wife and a new baby, and Louise has a successful career and has got her life back onto an even keel. And then Gareth Simmonds walks back into her life, stirring up some unwanted memories...and some intense feelings
Come away, death by Gladys Mitchell( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 46 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
Best man to wed? by Penny Jordan( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poppy Carlton: Cousin to the groom. She is devastated when Chris falls in love and marries someone else. She will never love again. James Carlton: The groom's older brother, and best man. Mocking and cynical, he is the exact opposite of fun-loving Chris. James taunts Poppy that she should find herself a real man and leave her adolescent fantasies behind. He is not adverse to showing her just what real passion is about. But how can he be sure that her response is for him? Perhaps she's just using him as a substitue for his brother
Closer still by Jo Bannister( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Superintendent Jack Deacon doesn't take kindly to threats made on his family. So when local crime boss Joe Loomis starts to menace his infant son and the child's mother, Brodie Farrell, Deacon is prepared to do whatever it takes to protect them
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