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Eccleston, Melissa

Overview
Works: 119 works in 230 publications in 1 language and 1,530 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Short stories  Children's audiobooks  Domestic fiction  History  Humorous stories  Love stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PZ7.C55365, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Melissa Eccleston
The family frying pan by Bryce Courtenay( Recording )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs Moses is a small woman with a big heart and enormous courage. The only survivor of a Cossack raid on her village, she takes with her a big cast-iron frying pan, so heavy that she can only sling it over her back. Yet this is no ordinary frying pan, it's The Family Frying Pan, blessed with a Russian soul. From this frying pan Mrs Moses manages to feed the various refugees who are travelling with her across Russia to freedom. In return, each of the group must tell a story around the campfire at night, stories of compassion and bravery, of human frailty and, above all, of hope
Mates, dates and portobello princesses by Cathy Hopkins( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nesta has met the perfect boy: good-looking, fun, sweet. But there are problems too. Simon's from a rich, upper-class background - with a lifestyle to match - and it's difficult for Nesta to keep up. And then there's Simon's friend Cressida. The ice queen. The Portobello Princess. Not one to give in, Nesta determines to impress the new crowd, but finds herself out of her depth. Luckily she has Lucy and Izzie to help her reassess what really matters
Upside down inside out by Monica McInerney( Recording )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva is off to Australia on a break from her job in a Dublin delicatessen, hoping to forget a fizzled romance and find inspiration for a new career. Joseph is taking a holiday from his stressful London job. Each is on a search for some answers about life. Then something quite unexpected happens. They meet each other
Thursday's child by Sonya Hartnett( Recording )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman, looking back on her childhood, recounts her farm family's poverty, her father's cowardice, and her younger brother's obsession for digging tunnels and living underground
Undine by Penni Russon( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Undine, hearing her presumably deceased father calling to her and feeling a strange force growing inside her, travels to the sea to discover the depths of her magical powers
A taste for it by Monica McInerney( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maura Carmody's off on the trip of a lifetime. A talented chef, she's travelling around Ireland for a month to promote Australian food and wine. Maura's expecting a straightforward business trip. But what she gets is a whirlwind of mishaps, misunderstandings, rivals and revelations - and Dominic Hanrahan, who's giving her plenty of food for thought
Breathe by Penni Russon( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Undine is excited about leaving Tasmania for a trip to see her father in Greece, she is also conflicted about using the magic that wells up inside her and confused about her personal relationships, including the one with her best friend Trout
Drift by Penni Russon( Recording )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Undine thinks she could be happy living in a world where Stephen is still alive. Back in the real world, Trout could be happy too - as long as he doesn't think about Undine's disappearance, or why her shadow appears in his photographs. Phoenix is now in town, a drifter, passing through with his conjuring tricks. But they can't keep drifting forever, and one hot summer night their worlds collide"--Container
Spin the bottle by Monica McInerney( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lainey Byrne is a woman in control, juggling a hectic job, her boyfriend Adam and a family with more than its fair share of dramas. Things go into a spin when she is wrenched from her life in Melbourne to run a B&B in Ireland for a year. Bed-and-breakfast quickly tumbles into bed-and-bedlam, especially when a reunion with childhood friend Rohan Hartigan sparks an unexpected romantic dilemma. Meanwhile, back in Australia, her father's taken to his bed, her mother's up the walls, her three brothers are running amok - and as for Adam... It's going to take more than a game of spin the bottle to sort this one out!
Up a tree by Sherryl Clark( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I gave Simon a little shove, but it was enough to start him moving, then he quickly picked up speed. Too quickly. 'Slow down!' I screamed out into the Gorge. Simon and Molly would rather be tortured by Pecker the Parrot or chased by an axe-wielding Dunny Brush than go on the Grubb twin's dodgy flying fox again. But when a kid's in trouble up the Gorge, they mightn't have a choice
The witch in the lake by Anna Fienberg( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leo has heard the stories since he was a baby and now he's determined to find out if it's true ... Leo is a wizard, like his great grandfather Illuminato, but there are sinister secrets at work against him"--Container
One whole and perfect day by Judith Clarke( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freakish, thought Lily. That was the word for her family. Not freaks exactly, but all peculiar in their own way. And Lily had always been the sensible one. Sometimes she wished she could be like the other girls in her year ... Maybe she should fall in love. What could be less sensible than that? Fall in love? Ridiculous! But as she scurried down the corridor she saw Daniel Steadman and their eyes caught, only for a second, but the tiny encounter gave Lily a strange light woozy feeling inside her head. It made her brain feel funny, like a tablet fizzing, dissolving away inside a water glass
Nine lives books 4-6 by Lucy Daniels( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bracken, the Bradmans' cat, gave birth to nine adorable kittens, they all went off to very different homes. But their adventures had only just begun. Find out what these nine special kittens, Ginger, Nutmeg, and Clove; Emerald, Amber and Jet; and Daisy, Buttercup and Weed are up to now
Sheila the heeler by Margaret Clark( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cattle dogs are extremely intelligent, love to work hard and are fiercely loyal. So when Ben, the old hermit who's lived in the bush for years, suddenly vanishes, his blue heeler dog Sheila is very agitated, and comes to animal haven for help
Dear Venny, dear Saffron by Gary Crew( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When is a school assignment not a drag? When it is the beginning of a love affair. Watch the sparks fly as Gary Crew and Libby Hathorn, two of Australia's most popular Young Adult authors, combine their talents to create this offbeat love story
Shadows of power by Jennifer Bacia( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prostitution ... organized crime ... media ... corruption. Shadows of power is a compelling tale of one woman's driving ambition and all-consuming passion
A different sort of real the diary of Charlotte McKenzie, Melbourne 1918-1919 by Kerry Greenwood( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the horrors of the First World War are drawing to a close, a danger has arisen that will kill more people around the world than the Great War itself - an influenza pandemic. Charlotte McKenzie, assisting the doctor next door, finds herself experiencing at close hand the effects of this devastating disease - and when it finally attacks her own family, how can Charlotte cope?
The simple gift by Steven Herrick( Recording )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The simple gift is the compelling story of 16 year old Billy, who trades the souless tyranny of his father's home and the tediousness of high school for a life of no fixed address. This free verse novel, by one of Australia's leading poets, is a life-affirming look at humanity, generosity and love
When you wake and find me gone by Maureen McCarthy( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything is coming together for twenty-year-old Kit. She loves her new subjects at uni, she has some great friends, her big country family is safely three hours drive away, and the lecturer she's been idolising for months seems interested in her. Kit's life is taking off! But then there's an accident, the family calls Kit back, and suddenly all her certainties are shattered. Kit takes off to Ireland in search of answers. What she finds is a past dominated by violence, a present where the history still lives and a man who can help her understand
A dangerous girl by Catherine Bateson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merri, John, Leigh and Nick are positioned like the four points of a gameboard. Gentle John is Dungeon Master and a craftsman of wood, but can he master the manipulative and ambitious Leigh? His sister Merri is seduced by the glamour of the stage, but her attention turns to Nick and his email haikus ... This energetic verse novel for young adults is at turns lyrical and amusing and explores the emotional games played by teenagers and and their parents and the compelling crossover of fantasy and reality in their daily lives
 
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Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.20 for One whole ... to 0.69 for Nine lives ...)

Languages
English (89)

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Mates, dates and portobello princessesUpside down inside outThursday's childUndineA taste for itBreatheDriftUp a tree