Most widely held works by Judith Boyd
Katherine Swynford the story of John of Gaunt and his scandalous duchess by Alison Weir ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Recounts one of the love stories of medieval England. This is a tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.
Bad heir day by Wendy Holden ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 692 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.
A pacifist's war by Frances Partridge ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
When war is declared, Frances and Ralph Partridge, both pacifists, turn their house into a sanctuary for friends. All Allied and German manoeuvres are here recorded as they happened. As life goes on, Frances' diary not only chronicles events important to Britain, but also reveals an utterly different life, in which conversation, observation, and literature are the driving forces, along with her husband and small son.
A fine place for death by Ann Granger ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Investigating the murder of a teenage girl in Bamford, Chief Inspector Alan Markby seeks out the unknown companion who became the last person to see the victim alive and enlists the help of Meredith Mitchell, who works with another troubled teen.
The peacock emporium by Jojo Moyes ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
The only place Suzanna Peacock finds comfort is her shop, which provides a haven for the misfits in town. But she is forced to confront events of the past and her family that have been haunting her for so long. And she discovers that the key to her happiness may have been in front of her all along.
Flowers for his funeral by Ann Granger ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
When Meredith Mitchell bumps into her old school friend Rachel Hunter at the Chelsea Flower Show, she is shocked to discover that she was the first wife of her companion, Chief Inspector Alan Markby. But the meeting is not the only surprise--before the afternoon is out, Markby has a death on his hands.
The lady in the tower the fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Accused of adultery, incest, and treason, Anne Boleyn is locked in the Tower of London on May 2, 1536. Despite maintaining her innocence, she's quickly condemned to death. Soon, one sword stroke sends her into eternity. But as her remains rot in the sun--unblessed by coffin, marker, or funeral--few know the truth behind her swift demise.
Murder among us by Ann Granger ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Meredith Mitchell's holiday is interrupted by the murder of a local woman at the controversial opening of a country house hotel. Meredith and Chief Inspector Markby must team up once more to find the killer.
Say it with poison by Ann Granger ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Sheltering rain by Jojo Moyes ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
On coronation night the ex-pat community in Hong Kong gathers for a celebration party, and 21-year-old Joy falls in love at first sight. She is engaged within 24 hours, but will not see her fiancé again for a year. Fifteen years later, when Sabine, her mother and grandmother are brought together, not only a deeply buried family secret is discovered, but also some fundamental truths: about the conflict between love and duty, about women's choices, and about mothers and daughters.
Cold in the earth by Ann Granger ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
A season for murder by Ann Granger ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Meredith Mitchell and Chief Inspector Markby team up once again to solve the murder of Meredith's neighbour, Harriet, at the Boxing Day Hunt.
Where old bones lie by Granger Ann ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
"Set on an isolated archaeological dig in the Cotswolds. When a body is found near the site, the suspects, witnesses and clues all conflict, and the disappearance of a group of New Age travellers just seems to add to the mystery. Superintendent Markby and Meredith Mitchell must untangle the mess, and in doing so find themselves in a dangerous and uncompromising situation." -- Container.
Foreign fruit by Jojo Moyes ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Merham is a well ordered 50s seaside town - the kind of town where everyone knows their place (and those who don't are promptly put in it). Lottie Swift is an evacuee who has grown up with the respectable Holden family and loves Merham. The Holden's daughter Celia, however, chafes against the constraints of the town and longs to escape.
Vanishing point by Carol Smith ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
When Frankie sees, in a passing train, the unforgettable face of her long-lost love, she turns straight round and goes after him. For she, more than anyone, knows he is dead; was there when it happened, attended the inquest and later served a prison sentence for his manslaughter. Frankie, Cristina, Cassandra, Jenny and Pippa--five women living quie separate lives except for one crucial fact. Each of them has devoted her life to the same duplicitous man. Antwerp, Paris, Venice, Rio, Bath--their lives are very widespread. But when the circles begin to intersect, the only possible ending is murder.
A restless evil by Ann Granger ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
It sends a shiver down Detective Superintendent Alan Markby's spine when he hears tht a rambler has stumbled on human bones in Stovey Woods in the heart of the Cotswolds. Twenty-two years earlier, as a fresh-faced young inpsector, he had a rare failure, in the hunt for a brutal serial rapist preying on local women. After the third rape, the attacker went to ground, never to be heard of again. Now, with a new investigation prompted by the grisly remains, the trail could be warm one more. But almost immediately Markby is confronted with another body and a thoroughly up-to-date murder. Could the two be connected?
The chocolate girls by Annie Murray ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
When Edie marries young to escape her unhappy family home, she thinks that life can only get better. But at the age of nineteen she is widowed, and when she also loses her child, she finds herself facing World War II alone and grieving.
Shades of murder by Ann Granger ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
The two elderly sisters of the Oakley family live in poverty in an ancient mansion, and have decided to sell up to live comfortably from the profits. However, things become more complicated when a young Polish man appears claiming rights to half the fortune. When he dies in circumstances familiar to the Oakley family, the sisters are haunted by the shadow of crime, and Superintendent Markby must look back at the events a century ago to find the killer.
Liverpool lies by Anne Baker ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 libraries worldwide
It's 1941 in Liverpool and Connie and Lottie Brinsley are training to be nurses. Heavy bombing is affecting everybody, and they are to face the news that their family home has taken a direct hit, killing their parents and young brother. But there is more to follow. This time the blows will take the form of secrets and lies.
Echoes across the Mersey by Anne Baker ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
It's August 1914 in Liverpool, and the threat of was is looming over everyone's minds. But Sarah has entirely different concerns to deal with. She will risk everything for love, and must face obstacles that seem insurmountable. But Sarah has strength within her that she is yet to discover ...
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