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Bavidge, Rachel

Works: 62 works in 184 publications in 1 language and 3,095 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Chick lit  History  Feminist fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Biography 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6073.I246, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rachel Bavidge
Into the water : a novel by Paula Hawkins( Recording )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense. A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from?a place to which she vowed she'd never return. With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train , Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present. Beware a calm surface?you never know what lies beneath
Remember me? by Sophie Kinsella( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When 28 year old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she is in for a surprise. Having survived a car accident, she's lost three years of her memory, and is about to find out just how much things have changed
The woman in white by Wilkie Collins( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dark and humid night on a London highway ... a ghostly woman asking directions ... and the reader is away on a tale of deceit, murder, madness, stolen identities and scheming cads, elaborate plots and outrageous coincidences, in the company of some of the most extraordinary characters in fiction. Hailed as a classic the moment it was written in 1859, The Woman in White uses eleven different narrators to tell the tale of a man's determination to save the woman he loves, in the face of the worst intentions of the sly Sir Percival Glyde and the magnificent Count Fosco"--Compact disc container
The self-preservation society by Kate Harrison( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staying alive in the twenty-first century is a full-time job ... one which self-confessed scaredy-cat Jo Morgan takes very seriously indeed. As a little girl growing up near Greenham Common, she stockpiled baked beans in case of nuclear holocaust; now whe works in accidendent prevention, trying to protect the rest of us from conker injuries, killer tea-cosies and death by chocolate. Yet when she survives a hit and run accident, she realises she's beaten the odds. Maybe a bit of living dangerously is just what Jo needs
Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti by Elizabeth Barrett Browning( Recording )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rosetti were both regarded as the female poet laureates of their time, and between them their writings spanned almost the entire Victorian age, from the end of Romanticism to the beginnings of Modernism
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë( Recording )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Its opening sentences introduce a heroine who is honest, perceptive and charming. Unfortunately, the Bloomfields, who engage her as a governess, are rather less appealing, and the incarnation of the suppressed cruelties and hypocrisies of the Victorian age. When Agnes moves to a marginally less alarming family, one of her charges sets out to disrupt her only romantic hope
Run for home by Sheila Quigley( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a headless body is found, Detective Inspector Lorraine Hunt is called in to investigate
The preacher's son by Elizabeth Gill( Recording )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into a family of Methodist preachers in County Durham, Joshua Castle knows that he too will become a minister. Though his faith is strong, his y oung heart is broken when he goes to Bristol to train, leaaving behind Emma Meikle, the beautiful daughter of the pub landlord
The Captain's daughters by Benita Brown( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his beautiful young wife dies in childbirth, Captain Samuel Walton is grief-stricken, as he faces the task of bringing up his two daughters alone. Fifteen years later, Flora has inherited her mother's tempestuous tempreament, while her elder sister Josie has her father's sensible nature. Josie worries that her sister may be led astray, but even she could not predict how a meeting between Flora and a seductive stranger would plunge the whole family into danger. Meanwhile, Josie is drawn to handsome American Jacob Goodwright, unaware that he hides a dark secret
My dirty little book of stolen time by Liz Jensen( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte supports herself and her lumpen side-kick, Fru Schleswig, as a prostitute in 19th-century Copenhagen. But Charlotte's life is altered irrevocably when one hard winter she stumbles on an exiting new source of income, only to find herself at the mercy of the controller of a demonic time machine. Suddenly she is in 21st century London, a baffling world of glass, tin, and labour-saving devices. But luckily a handsome stranger is more than happy to show her the ropes
A second spring by Connie Monk( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final months of 1945, victory ceases to be a distant dream and for Rhoda Harding and many others, a feeling of hope is in the air. Rhoda is hoping for a change. Married to Alec for more than twenty-five years, she now finds herself reluctant to settle into premature middle-age. Both her daughters lead busy, fulfilling lives, whilst Rhoda feels her days are filled with dull routine. Alec is a happy man, content with his family life and successful business. As far as he is concerned, his wife's place is in the home. Rhoda is at least able to find some solace in her new and unlikely friendship with young Jenny Matherson. Jenny has few friends, but when tragedy strikes the Mathersons, Rhoda finds she is not Jenny's only ally. Charming newcomer, the enigmatic Silas, is also on hand to offer support to both women. Encouraged by Silas, Rhoda jumps at the chance to take employment in the nearby village of Oakleigh. Alec is stunned and furious that his wife wants to work, but Rhoda is more than determined. After all, the prospect of work is not the only thing that keeps drawing her to Oakleigh every day. Silas is very often there too
Bad moon rising by Sheila Quigley( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman walks home by herself. It's two o'clock in the morning and she thinks she's alone. Asleep at home is her baby son. When he wakes the morning she still isn't back. She's never coming back
Sisters of treason : a novel by Elizabeth Fremantle( Recording )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early in Mary Tudor's turbulent reign, Lady Catherine and Lady Mary Grey are reeling after the brutal execution of their elder seventeen-year-old sister, Lady Jane Grey, and the succession is by no means stable
Nothing scares me by Gene Kemp( Recording )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petra can predict the future, and it's a talent she hates. People think she's weird and she knows that if she wants any friends she'll have to keep her gift a secret. Then a student from her school goes missing, and it becomes horrifyingly clear that Petra's visions may hold the key to the disappearance. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Home to the high fells by Elizabeth Gill( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Rosalind West leaves her native Durham for a job in London with the Doxbridge Motor Company she is determined to build a new life. London in 1958 is tantalisingly glamorous - especially when she meets aristocratic rally driver Freddie Harlington, son of a once-wealthy landowner. Against the better judgement of Rosalind's boss and old friend, Jack Neville, Freddie and Rosalind fall in love, but Freddie's family have plans for him which do not include marrying a Durham miner's daughter. Rosalind turns to Jack, and finds herself torn between two men, both with strong passions and fierce ambition
Deceived : a true story by Sarah Smith( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1993, student Sarah Smith met Robert Freegard. Peace was shattered when an IRA bomb went off near her college and in the aftermath Freegard revealed his "true" identity to Sarah--he was an MI5 spy investigating IRA cells. Because of her knowledge of his true identity, Freegard convinced Sarah to go into hiding. Thus began a spine-chilling story. Sarah became a fugitive and Freegard became the only person she trusted. So when, ten years later, the police arrived, she could not believe what they were telling her: Freegard was not an MI5 agent, he was a conman and she was one of many victims
Lakeland Lily by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lily Thorpe is a spirited, ambitious fisherman's daughter, desperate to escape the poverty of her Lakeland home. When the rich Clermont-Read family spoils her plans, Lily embarks on a personal quest for revenge and marries their only son, Bertie, a handsome indolent charmer
Living on a prayer by Sheila Quigley( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A week before Christmas Debbie Stansfield's life falls apart. Her son - her funny, cheeky, kind Richard - has been found hanging from a tree at the Seven Sisters. The police think it's suicide, but Debbie won't - can't - accept it. Her son would never kill himself. Richard's four friends know something - something that scares them more than the police. When they start going missing, Detective Inspector Lorraine Hunt can't ignore her suspicions about Richard's death. Just who is preying on the young people of Houghton-le-Spring ... and can she stop them before another vulnerable teenager is found dead?
The invisible woman by Lucy Cavendish( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let me introduce you to the Smythe household ... there's me, Samantha, my husband John, and our two children Bennie and Jamie. And then there's my eldest son Edward from my first marriage. I love my family to bits but even I stagger a bit when I see the mess they create. Bennie, who is two, can't seem to use a potty. Jamie, only eight months, eats nothing but butternut squash and Edward spends most of his time watching Scooby Doo and drawing pictures on his willy. Every now and then I lose my cool and start shouting like a mad woman and John has to take me upstairs and calm me down. But, despite my worry that a non-nuclear family may never be a 'real' family, everything was fine until last summer when it got a whole lot more complicated
Cover the mirrors by Faye L Booth( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1856 and Spiritualism is at the height of its popularity. Molly Pinner has inherited her late aunt Florrie's mantle as Preston's most successful medium, but it soon becomes clear that Florrie was something far more cunning than a magnet for the spirits of the dead. When Molly finds herself married to a man she cannot love and pregnant with a child she does not want, she finds out that Aunt Florrie lied about more than just her ability to commune with the dead: a truth hidden for years is about to emerge and it will threaten not only Molly's livelihood, but her very life
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The woman in white
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The woman in whiteElizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina RossettiAgnes GreyA second springLakeland LilyCover the mirrors