Most widely held works by Rowena Cooper
The tragedy of Richard III ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villian who usurps the crown. Through family machinations, political marriages and military coups, this play portrays the tumultous reign of King Edward IV and the ascension of Richard to the throne, an intricate period in English history.
The borrowers by Mary Norton ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.
Rumpole of the Bailey. Set 1 the complete seasons one and two ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
A television series about the life and trials of Horace Rumpole is a London criminal defense lawyer.
The black opal by Victoria Holt ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Carmel March, raised by the Marline family, is drawn to Uncle Toby. When Mrs. Marline dies, Carmel is sent to Australia by Uncle Toby. Carmel returns to England, to discover that Dr. Marline was hanged for acrime. She sets out to clear his name.
Coming home by Rosamunde Pilcher ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
With her family living abroad, Judith Dunbar was to spend her teenage years at boarding school. It is not an unhappy life; but sometimes a lonely one. So when her new friend, Loveday Carey-Lewis, invites Judith home to her beautiful Cornish estate for the weekend, she is thrilled and excited. Equally glamorous are the Carey-Lewises themselves. Judith blossoms, but those sun-drenched Cornish days in the '30s are numbered. Judith herself has far to travel before at last ... coming home.
Wild swans Three daughters of China by Jung Chang ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
"This is the story of three generations of women in a Chinese family and mirrors the tumultuous history of twentieth-century China. Jung Chang's grandmother was born into the feudal China of 1909. Her feet were bound and at the age of 15 she was given to a warlord general as a concubine. Her daughter grew up in occupied Manchuria and became active in the underground Nationalist movement. Jung Chang herself became a Red Guard but eventually came to question Mao -- a step which was to have momentous consequences for her and her family." -- Container.
The Borrowers afloat by Mary Norton ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
The Borrowers, miniature people, are homeless again, but their friend, Spiller, introduces them to a new home by the river.
The Borrowers afield by Mary Norton ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 138 libraries worldwide
The further adventures of the family of miniature people who, after losing their home under the kitchen floor of an old English house, are forced to move out to the fields.
Moonlit eyes by Emma Blair ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
When Pee Wee Poston and his wife Beulah are offered the chance to swap New York for London, they jump at the chance. Pee Wee, a highly talented saxophonist, has been asked to help launch a new jazz club in Soho. By accepting, the couple can be close to their son Julius, a high-flying diplomat at the American embassy. The Postons settle in Islington, only to find that some locals dislike having a black family in the area. But from their new neighbours -- Albert and Jess Sykes, their daughter Ellie and son Paul -- they receive the sort of warm welcome Londoners are known for. Before long, they are firm friends -- a commodity which, with war looming, grows more precious by the day. As Hitler launches his bombing campaign on London, Pee Wee and his band play on, resolute in their defiance of the air raids.
The Plains of passage by Jean M Auel ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
The fourth novel in Jean M. Auel's magnificant epic of life on the glacial continent of the last Ice Age. Ayla the orphan and Jondalar the traveller leave the safety of the land of the mammoth hunters by the Black Sea and embark on a seemingly impossible journey across a continent. Their goal is the Cro-Magnon settlement in what is now southern France, from which Jondalar set out years before. Accompanied by the half-tame Wolf, the superb stallion Racer and the mare Whinney, they brave both savage enemies and the elemental dangers of weather and terrain in their search for the place that will become Home.
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M Auel ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Ayla is a courageous and indomitable young woman whose story begins when she is a five-year-old orphan adopted by the Clan, a group of Neanderthal people. Ayla is cared for by the Clan's medicine woman Iza and its wise holy man Creb. Iza teaches her how to find food and the healing skills known only to her line, but Ayla must also learn the ways of the Clan ...
Sisters under the skin by Willa Marsh ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Stepsisters Olivia and Emily unite in their dislike of their manipulative and malicious half-sister Rosie. When they find out what she has planned for them they take steps to stop her antics once and for all.
Wild swans three daughters of China by Jung Chang ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Forfatteren, der voksede op som medlem af den privilegerede elite i Maos Kina og senere blev forstødt under kulturrevolutionen i 1960'erne, fortæller sin families historie gennem tre generationer og giver hermed et billede af Kinas historie i 1900-tallet.
The shrouded walls by Susan Howatch ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
It was a marriage of convenience but Marianne soon found herself falling in love with the husband she scarcely knew and living in a place that was shrouded with mystery.
The borrowers aloft by Mary Norton ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
"The Borrowers have found the perfect place to live-- a complete model village. But their life is disturbed again when Mr. Platter, who has a rival scheme, decides he wants some live inhabitants for his village."
The shelters of stone by Jean M Auel ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Ayla and Jondalar have finally reached Jondalar's home. His huge extended family live in a widespread complex of comfortable caverns. Jondalar is greeted with open arms, but Ayla is a stranger and has to cope not only with variations of custom and language, but with suspicions about her 'forgiveness'. Her spiritual education continues, and with it the growing realisation that, despite her own deep reservations, her future is fixed. But there are compensations: her surroundings are idyllic and she is now carrying Jondalar's child.
Retribution by Gwen Moffat ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
When the village busybody is found in a flooded beck, Miss Pink investigates.
Distant voices by Barbara Erskine ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
In her second volume of short stories, Barbara Erskine has created a wide and vivid range of worlds and emotions, from love, romance, loneliness and grief, to betrayal, passion and compelling suspense. A biographer investigating a tragic death hears voices from the past ... A young boy finds haven in wasteland... And a young woman finds help from an unexpected source.
Angel by Colleen McCullough ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
It's 1960 in Sydney's Kings Cross. Harriet Purcell leaves her conventional, respectable home and passionless boyfriend and moves into a rooming house. There she finds a life she relishes - excitement, adventure and passion.
The valley of horses by Jean M Auel ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Ice Age heroine Ayla sets out on her own odyssey of discovery away from family and friends of the clan. She finally reaches the Valley of Horses, where she rescues a man from certain death and struggles against her deep attraction for him.
African Americans Audiobooks Audiobooks Australia Ayla (Fictitious character) Big bands Biography Chang, Jung,--1952- Children's audiobooks China Communist leadership Concubinage Cultural Revolution (China : 1966-1976) Detective and mystery television programs Domestic fiction Drama Employees England England--Cornwall (County) England--London England--London--Islington English drama--Early modern and Elizabethan Europe Fantasy fiction, English Feature films Fiction Film adaptations Glacial epoch Great Britain Historical drama, English Historical fiction Historical films History Juvenile works Kings and rulers Lawyers Manners and customs New South Wales--Sydney Opals Personal narratives Political science Prehistoric peoples Primitive societies Richard--III,--King of England,--1452-1485 Rumpole, Horace (Fictitious character) Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Talking books Talking books for children Women World War (1939-1945)
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