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Duerden, Susan

Works: 154 works in 761 publications in 1 language and 17,582 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Novellas  Children's audiobooks  Paranormal fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3619.H3365, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Duerden
The tiger's wife : [a novel] by Téa Obreht( Recording )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. Secrets her outwardly cheerful hosts have chosen not to tell her. Secrets involving the strange family digging for something in the surrounding vineyards. Secrets hidden in the landscape itself
The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society : a novel by Mary Ann Shaffer( Recording )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a book club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island. Juliet Ashton, a London writer, converses in letters with the Society's members, learning about their lives, their island, their taste in books, and the impact that the recent German occupation has had on all of them. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail to meet these people with whom she has found connection
The dressmaker by Kate Alcott( Recording )

20 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes
Paris for one & other stories by Jojo Moyes( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away, to anywhere before. Everyone knows traveling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up for their romantic mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone, including herself wrong. Alone and in Paris, Nell uncovers a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Also included are eight short stories featuring a cast of strong, relatable women in the midst of their everyday lives
Chime by Franny Billingsley( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early twentieth century in Swampsea, seventeen-year-old Briony, who can see the spirits that haunt the marshes around their town, feels responsible for her twin sister's horrible injury until a young man enters their lives and exposes secrets that even Briony does not know about
The Eyre affair by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is disappointed by the ending of Jane Eyre. But in this world there are policemen who can travel across time, a Welsh republic - and a woman called Thursday Next
Princess Elizabeth's spy : [a Maggie Hope mystery] by Susan Elia MacNeal( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5. Spirited, strong-willed, and possessing one of the sharpest minds in government for mathematics and code-breaking, she fully expects to be sent abroad to gather intelligence for the British front. Instead, to her great disappointment, she is dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in math
His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal( Recording )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. After serving as a secret agent to protect Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive--a black ops organization designed to aid the British effort abroad--and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very heart of the German war machine. Relying on her quick wit and keen instincts, Maggie infiltrates the highest level of Berlin society, gathering information to pass on to London headquarters. But the secrets she unveils will expose a darker, more dangerous side of the war--and of her own past"--Container
The bride's farewell by Meg Rosoff( Recording )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1850 in rural England, and not wanting to suffer the burden of caring for an ever-increasing number of children like her mother, Pell runs away from home on horseback the day she's to marry her childhood sweetheart
Mr. Chartwell : [a novel] by Rebecca Hunt( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

July 1964. Chartwell House, Kent: Winston Churchill wakes at dawn. There's a dark, mute "presence" in the room that focuses on him with rapt concentration. It's Mr. Chartwell. Soon after, in London, Esther Hammerhans, a librarian at the House of Commons, goes to answer the door to her new lodger. Through the glass she sees a vast silhouette the size of a mattress. It's Mr. Chartwell. Charismatic, dangerously seductive, Mr. Chartwell unites the eminent statesman at the end of his career and the vulnerable young woman. But can they withstand Mr. Chartwell's strange, powerful charms and his stranglehold on their lives? Can they even explain who or what he is and why he has come to visit?
The Thickety : a path begins by J. A White( Recording )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hand in hand, the witch's children walked down the empty road. When Kara Westfall was six years old, her mother was convicted of the worst of all crimes: witchcraft. Years later, Kara and her little brother, Taff, are still shunned by the people of their village, who believe that nothing is more evil than magic ... except, perhaps, the mysterious forest that covers nearly the entire island. It has many names, this place. Sometimes it is called the Dark Wood, or Sordyr's Realm
Postman Pat : the movie by Stephen Mangan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postman Pat is about to become an overnight sensation as he is propelled into the spotlight after singing in a TV talent contest. Will the lure of fame convince Pat to leave the village of Greendale behind? And will he bring his trusty black and white cat Jess along for the ride?
The prisoner in the castle by Susan Elia MacNeal( Recording )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imprisoned on an isolated Scottish island during WWII, American-born codebreaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope must determine who among her group of captive agents is actually a murderer
Mrs. Roosevelt's confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal( Recording )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After returning to America, Maggie Hope undertakes an investigation into the murder of one of Eleanor Roosevelts aides, in which she must use her code-breaking and espionage skills to outmaneuver a dangerous Nazi plot
The rook : a novel by Daniel O'Malley( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The body you are wearing used to be mine.' So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to track down the agents who want to destroy her. She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain
The Paris spy : a Maggie Hope mystery by Susan Elia MacNeal( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie Hope has come a long way since serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Now she's working undercover for the Special Operations Executive in the elegant but eerily silent city of Paris, where SS officers prowl the streets in their Mercedes and the Ritz is draped with swastika banners. Walking among the enemy is tense and terrifying, and even though she's disguised in chic Chanel, Maggie can't help longing for home
A lady cyclist's guide to Kashgar : a novel by Suzanne Joinson( Recording )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1923, devout Eva English and her not-so-religious sister Lizzie embark on a journey to be missionaries in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar
A murder of magpies by Judith Flanders( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book editor Samantha Clair has lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will deliciously dish the dirt on the fashion industry. But when police inspector Field turns up asking questions about an undelivered package that was addressed to Sam, she knows something is wrong. The messenger sent to deliver the package was murdered, and then Kit goes missing. Now, Sam's nine-to-five life is turned upside down and she is propelled into a criminal investigation
The queen's accomplice by Susan Elia MacNeal( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This New York Times bestselling mystery series continues as American-born codebreaker extraordinaire, Maggie Hope, returns to England to continue her intelligence work during World War II. England, 1942. Great Britain and the U.S. have joined forces to fight the Nazis. In London, Maggie Hope takes on the biggest challenge of her career: finding a killer who models himself on Jack the Ripper--and who targets female intelligence agents ... like Maggie"--
Pennyroyal Academy by M. A Larson( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl from the forest enlists at Pennyroyal Academy, where princesses and knights are trained to battle the two great menaces of the day: witches and dragons
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.13 for The Guerns ... to 0.35 for The bride' ...)

The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society : a novel
The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society : a novelChimeThe Eyre affairThe bride's farewellMr. Chartwell : [a novel]
Alternative Names
Susan Duerden actriz británica

Susan Duerden britische Schauspielerin und Hörbucherzählerin

Susan Duerden British actress

Susan Duerden Brits actrice

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