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Bishop, Diana

Overview
Works: 436 works in 950 publications in 1 language and 7,821 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Other, nar
Classifications: PS3552.R2147, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Diana Bishop
 
Most widely held works by Diana Bishop
Agatha Raisin and the vicious vet by M. C Beaton( Recording )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the delightful Cotswold village of Carsely, the air is heady with romance. sty Agatha Raisin is convinced that the new vet has taken a shine to her. But before she can get anywhere, handsome Dr Paul Bladen is accidently killed while attending to Lord Pendlebury's horse. So was it really an accident? The circumstances are decidedly suspicious
Talking about detective fiction by P. D James( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking about the craft of detective writing and sharing her personal observations on one of the most popular and enduring forms of literature, P.D. James examines the challenges of a genre which has fascinated her for nearly fifty years. From the Golden Age of detective writing between the wars, to the achievements of the present and a glimpse at the future, P.D. James explores the metamorphosis of a genre which has entertained the popular imagination
The course of honour by Lindsey Davis( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Rome's most turbulent period is recreated in this story of the Emperor Vespasian and his mistress, Caenis, a freed slave. As their forbidden romance blossoms, she is embroiled in political intrigue, while he embarks on a glorious career
Bad heir day by Wendy Holden( Recording )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Farrier learns the hard way that in some careers, high-powered connections are far more essential than actual talent. So, she becomes an assistant to Cassandra Knight, author of scorching blockbusters, whose indubitable forte is social climbing. Unfortunately, the ad Anna answered is Cassandra's latest plan to bamboozle someone into becoming a nanny for her son Zak, a post no one in her right mind would willingly entertain
A prize for Sister Catherine by Kathleen Rowntree( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prioress at Albion Priory is old and in poor health, and must name her successor. But her fruitless management has led to spiritual discontent and financial peril. There are two very different candidates to choose from: sister Margaret, bold, bossy, stopping at nothing to get her own way; and Sister Catherine, whohas a more innate spirituality that may benefit the group in the long run. Only sweeping reforms can save the convent from ruin
The garden party by Sarah Challis( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alice Baxter knows the best things in life are free. Both the approach of her 40th wedding anniversary and 60th birthday surely warrants a proper celebration. With visions of a glorious family gathering complete with a marquee, champagne and sunshine, Alice has big plans for the big day. Her husband David isn't so enthused. He seems to have lost his lust for life since retiring from his job. Also, Alice and David's four grown-up children have their own problems to contend with. As Alice focuses on preparations for the party, her family begins to unravel around her."--Publisher description
Five quarters of the orange by Joanne Harris( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in occupied France, this is the story of a successful woman whose carefully constructed and hidden past threatens to be exposed by her profiteering nephew
Introducing Agatha Raisin : The quiche of death and The vicious vet by M. C Beaton( )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Quiche of Death, Agatha Raisin enters a baking contest with a store-bought pie only to be snubbed by the judge, who then falls over dead. In The Vicious Vet, Agatha's healthy tabby endures a nasty physical exam in the name of romance. But his sacrifice is all for naught when the vet is found dead
The constant princess by Philippa Gregory( Recording )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine of Aragon is born to parents who are both rulers and warriors. Aged four, she is betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales and is raised to be Queen of England. She never doubts that it is her fate to rule that far-off, wet, cold land. Her faith is tested when her prospective father-in-law is rude to her: Arthur seems litle better than a boy; the food is strange and the customs coarse ... Slowly she adapts and life as Arthur's wife grows ever more bearable. But when Arthur dies, she is determined to fulfil her destiny by marrying his spoilt younger brother, Henry. His father and grandmother are against it; her powerful parents prove little use. Yet Katherine has a fighting spirit: she will do anything to achieve her aim - even if it means telling the greatest lie and holding to it
The multiple cat by Marian Babson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When A woman is mistaken for a top interior designer and invited to redecorate a reclusive millionaire's London flat, she little realices what the deception will lead to; she gets into character, finding that of all the people in his life, the only one he cares about is Sally, a stray cat
Guilt trip by Judith Cutler( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment Lina Townend and Griff Tripp, set up their antiques stall at the weekend fair, Lina knows they¡ve made a mistake. But Lina¡s day is brightened when local director Emilia Cosworth begs Griff to take part in her latest play. Lina¡s own good luck seems in short supply. Griff's frequent rehearsals put strain on her relationship with DI Morris; a new antiques centre threatens their business; and Lina is visited by a man who wants her to work for him and seems disinclined to take no for an answer. But worse is yet to come - when a series of "pranks" played on the cast of Curtain Call turn nasty, Lina wonders if the name of the play might be an omen
The Pursued by C. S Forester( Recording )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marjorie had never seen a dead body until she got home one summer evening and found her sister Dot on the kitchen floor in a pretty dress, with her head in the oven. She looked peaceful. But their mother suspects that Dot's death was far from natural
Chocolat by Joanne Harris( Recording )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exotic stranger opens a chocolate boutique in a French village at the beginning of Lent, the traditional season for self-denial, dividing the community and causing a conflict that escalates into a "Church not Chocolate" battle
Eternity ring by Patricia Wentworth( Recording )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Sergeant Frank Abbott asks Miss Maud Silver for help when Mary Stokes reports having witnessed the murder of a woman wearing unusual earrings in the "eternity ring" pattern, but no one can find the body
The house by the Dvina : a Russian childhood by Eugenie Fraser( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique & moving account of life in Russia before, during & immediately after the Revolution, 'The House by the Dvina' is the fascinating story of two families, separated in culture & geography, but bound together by a Russian-Scottish marriage
Burying the past by Judith Cutler( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Chief Superintendent Fran Harman is preparing for her forthcoming wedding to Assistant Chief Constable Mark Turner, but renovations at the rectory they plan to move into are disrupted by the discovery of a skeleton buried in the vegetable patch. As investigations into its identity progress, it's also clear that Mark's two grown-up children are less than ecstatic at the prospect of their father's forthcoming nuptials. In fact, at least one of them seems to be behaving very strangely indeed
Away from it all by Judy Astley( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice has a scrupulously organised, comfortable life in West London with Noel, her second husband, whose main ambition in life is to sharpen his golf handicap in time for retirement
Emma's secret by Barbara Taylor Bradford( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel to 'A woman of substance' this is vintage Barbara Taylor Bradford, filled with passion, intrigue and drama. Paula O'Neill, beloved grand-daughter of the legendary Emma Harte and guardian of her business empire, believes that all Emma left to the family is secure. But beneath a calm surface, sibling rivalry and discontent is seething. Into this volatile state comes Evan Hughes from America, whose own grandmother had told her to find Emma Harte - and Evan bears an uncanny resemblance to Paula. Only in Emma's diary can a long-held secret be revealed
Act of will by Barbara Taylor Bradford( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of a fashion designer rebels against her mother's glamorous lifestyle
The grass widow's tale by Ellis Peters( Recording )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left alone in the house, after her husband is called away on a urgent police business, Bunty feels depressed and goes to the local pub. There she meets a disturbed stranger which changes her loneliness into a terrifying situation
 
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The course of honourFive quarters of the orangeThe multiple catEternity ringAway from it allAct of will
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