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Ford, Michelle 1968-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 128 publications in 1 language and 1,016 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Trivia and miscellanea  Children's audiobooks  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Fairy tales  Pastoral fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6113.O94, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michelle Ford
Windfallen by Jojo Moyes( Recording )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving tale of heartbreak, friendship, and the healing power of love set on the English coast
What should we be worried about? : real scenarios that keep scientists up at night( Recording )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about, and expose the false fears that everyone else is distracted by. What should we be worried about? John Brockman posed the question to the planet's most influential minds. He asked them to disclose something that, for scientific reasons, worries them. Encompassing neuroscience, economics, philosophy, physics, psychology, biology, and more, here are 150 ideas that will revolutionize understanding of the world
This explains everything : deep, beautiful, and elegant theories of how the world works by John Brockman( Recording )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity. With contributions from Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Nassim Taleb, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more, everything is explained in fun, uncomplicated terms that make the most complex concepts easy to comprehend"--
The taxidermist's daughter : a novel by Kate Mosse( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joining her fellow English villagers in a misty churchyard on St. Mark's Eve, a taxidermist's daughter reflects on the mysterious downfall of her father's once-famous museum before discovering the body of a stranger whose death unlocks dark memories
Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe : a novel with recipes by Jenny Colgan( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issy Randall can bake. No, Issy can create stunning, mouthwateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe's bakery, she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. She's much better at baking than she is at filing, so when she's laid off from her desk job, Issy decides to open her own little cafe
Dear Amy : a novel by Helen Callaghan( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Helen Callaghan's chilling, tightly spun debut novel of psychological suspense, a teenage girl's abduction stirs dark memories of a twenty-year-old cold case.Margot Lewis is a teacher at an exclusive high school in the English university town of Cambridge. In her spare time, she writes an advice column, Dear Amy, for the local newspaper. When one of Margot's students, fifteen-year-old Katie, disappears, the school and the town fear the worst. And then Margot gets a Dear Amy letter unlike any of the ones she's received before. It's a desperate plea for rescue from a girl who says she is being held captive and in terrible danger--a girl called Bethan Avery, who was abducted from the local area twenty years ago and never found. The letter matches a sample of Bethan's handwriting that the police have kept on file since she vanished, and this shocking development in an infamous cold case catches the attention of criminologist Martin Forrester, who has been trying to find out what happened to her all those years ago. Spurred on by her concern for both Katie and the mysterious Bethan, Margot sets out--with Martin's help--to discover if the two cases are connected. But then Margot herself becomes a target
Hideous love : the story of the girl who wrote Frankenstein by Stephanie Hemphill( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An all-consuming love affair. A family torn apart by scandal. A young author on the brink of greatness. Hideous Love is the fascinating story of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, who as a teen girl fled her restrictive home only to find herself in the shadow of a brilliant but moody boyfriend, famed poet Percy Shelley. It is the story of the mastermind behind one of the most iconic figures in all of literature: a monster constructed out of dead bodies and brought to life by the tragic Dr. Frankenstein. Mary wrote Frankenstein at the age of nineteen, but inspiration for the monster came from her life--the atmospheric European settings she visited, the dramas swirling around her, and the stimulating philosophical discussions with the greatest minds of the period, like her close friend Lord Byron
Writers between the covers : the scandalous romantic lives of legendary literary Casanovas, coquettes, and cads by Shannon McKenna Schmidt( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why did Norman Mailer stab his second wife at a party? Who was Edith Wharton's secret transatlantic lover? What motivated Anais Nin to become a bigamist? Writers Between the Covers rips the sheets off these and other real-life love stories of the literati-some with fairy tale endings and others that resulted in break-ups, breakdowns, and brawls. Among the writers laid bare are Agatha Christie, who sparked the largest-ever manhunt in England as her marriage fell apart; Arthur Miller, whose jaw-dropping pairing with Marilyn Monroe proved that opposites attract, at least initially; and T.S. Eliot, who slept in a deckchair on his disastrous honeymoon. From the best break-up letters to the stormiest love triangles to the boldest cougars and cradle-robbers, this fun and accessible volume reveals literary history's most titillating loves, lusts, and longings
Captured heart by Heather McCollum( )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing with only her bow, horse, enormous pet wolf, and the cryptic clues hidden in her mother's medicine journal, healer Meg Boswell gallops north towards freedom, running from the man who falsely accused her mother of witchcraft. Cursed with magical healing abilities, Meg knows that if she's captured, she will die like her mother-atop a blazing witch's pyre. Winter winds rip across the Highlands, pressing Chief Caden Macbain forward in his desperate plan to save his clan. He's not above using an innocent woman to bargain for peace if it keeps his clan from starving. But Meg isn't who Caden thinks she is, and when she kills a man to save the clan, he must choose between duty and her life. For although he captured her to force a peace, Meg's strength and courage have captured Caden's heart
The witch by Andrew Lang( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed peasant man was left to raise his two twin children, a boy and a girl. He tried his best but nothing seemed to go right without a woman's touch. And so, he remarried and had more children but things were still not right - the stepmother was very mean to the twins, beating and starving them. This wasn't enough for the wicked stepmother and she decided to send them off into the woods where an evil witch lived. She tells the twins they are to go off and serve her sweet granny. Before the twins go off, they stop to visit their own grandmother and tell her where they are going. She immediately knows what their stepmother was up to and tells them to be good, kind children and never to steal a crumb from anyone and sends them off with a basket of provisions. Because of the children's kind and generous natures, the creatures of the witch's house are willing to help them escape and get back home to their father
It takes two to tangle by Theresa Romain( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Middlebrook is back from fighting Napoleon, ready to re-enter London society where he left it. Wounded and battle weary, he decides that the right wife is all he needs. Selecting the most desirable lady in the ton, Henry turns to her best friend and companion to help him with his suit ... Young and beautiful, war widow Frances Whittier is no stranger to social intrigue. She finds Henry Middlebrook courageous and manly, unlike the foppish aristocrats she is used to, and is inspired to exercise her considerable wit on his behalf. But she may be too clever for her own good, and Frances discovers that she has set in motion a complicated train of events that's only going to break her own heart
Putney by Sofka Zinovieff( Recording )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A provocative and absorbing novel about a teenage girl's intoxicating romance with a powerful older man and her discovery, decades later, that her happy memories are hiding a painful truth
Magic ring by Andrew Lang( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There lived an older couple with one son, Martin. When the husband died, he left behind only a small amount of money for his wife and Martin. Finding themselves without food, the wife, although she had wanted to keep the money for a rainy day, sent Martin into town with half of their money to buy grain for a year. When he walked into town, he found a dog that had been tied up and was being beaten for eating a pig of the butcher. Martin, unable to stand watching the dog be beat, offered to purchase the dog and spent all the money allotted for grain on the stag-hound. His mother was very angry and sent him back the next day with the rest of the money to buy the grain. When Martin entered town, he saw a man dragging a cat by a string heading off to drown the creature. Martin offered to purchase the cat instead and spent the rest of the family's money on the cat. Outraged, his mother kicked him out of the house and off he went with the dog and cat, Schurka and Waska. Martin worked honest labor for the next year, and then finds himself on quite an adventure after he rescues a burning damsel and takes her back to her father. From him, he receives a magical ring that seems to get him into more trouble. Luckily, he has his companions, Schurka and Waska, who remember how he once saved them, and they serve him just as faithfully
Fairer-than-a-Fairy by Andrew Lang( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young princess, Fairer-than-a-Fairy, is kidnapped by a jealous, mean, old fairy named Lagree, who locks her away because none of the fairies can stand to have a mortal girl said to be more beautiful than them. Lagree locks her away in a palace, with her dog and cat, and tells her to tend to a fire and to never let it burn out. In her solitude, she one day meets a prince whom Lagree has captured and changed into the form of a rainbow that she discovers in a fountain. Rainbow and Fairer-than-a-Fairy fall in love and are forced through some trials and tribulations to find their happy ending
Hermod and Hadvor by Andrew Lang( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermod and Havdor were foster brother and sister, raised by a King and Queen, and very close. They long had plans to wed each other when they were old enough. When the Queen fell ill, she made her husband promise that if he remarried, it must be to the Queen of Hetland. After his wife died, the King traveled to find this Queen of Hetland and ask for her hand in marriage. She quickly agreed and returned home with him. Upon their arrival back, Hermod and Havdor discover this new Queen isn't as nice as she was reported to be. The Queen of Hetland then puts Hermod and Havdor through lots of troubles and tries her hardest to keep them apart
The six swans by Andrew Lang( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A king who was a fantastic hunter one day got himself lost in the forest. Unable to find his way back home, an old woman appeared and said she would help him get home, provided that he married her daughter. Although her daughter was beautiful and the king agreed, he did not trust his new wife. And so he hid away in a palace in the woods his seven children, six sons and a daughter, from his previous wife. The new queen began to suspect something was amiss, so she bribed the servants to reveal the truth to her. Angered, she casts a spell on the six sons, turning them into swans. The lone daughter was so upset to have lost her brothers and too afraid to return to her father's castle, so she ran way and discovered a small hut. The hut revealed the secret of her brothers' enchantment and the almost impossible key to break the spell. In her extreme devotion to restoring her brothers, she decides to follow the instructions to bring them back, even once she becomes a queen herself
Flower queen's daughter by Andrew Lang( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day while a prince was riding through a meadow he came across an old woman trapped in a ditch. The prince rescued the old woman and assisted her out of the ditch, safely. In return, the old woman told the prince about the most beautiful woman in the world and where to find her. The prince decided to take her advice and journey to find this beautiful woman. After several years of traveling the prince finally finds the beautiful woman, but now it is up to him to save her from her kidnapper and return her home safely
The story of Big Klaus and Little Klaus by Andrew Lang( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big Klaus and Little Klaus lived in the same village, but where Little Klaus only had one horse, Big Klaus had four. Little Klaus lent his one horse to Big Klaus all week, and Big Klaus lent his four horses on Sunday only to Little Klaus. When Little Klaus was in control of all five horses, he had the habit of calling them "his five horses," a thing which Big Klaus did not like. Big Klaus eventually strikes Little Klaus' one horse over the head with a blow that kills him. Upset and needing money, Little Klaus sets off to sell the horse skin in town but first stops by a farmhouse on his journey looking for a place to stay. He was at first turned away by the farmer's wife, as the farmer was away, but Little Klaus stows away and his noticed by the farmer when he returned. The farmer invites him in for dinner and to spend the night. Unbeknowst to the farmer, his wife had been entertaining the local sexton for dinner but had hidden both the food and the sexton as her husband returned home. Klaus had seen the food being hidden away, so he pretended he had a wizard in his sack and that the wizard conjured up an extravagant meal and had hidden it in the oven. The farmer believed the wizard story, which Little Klaus further embellished, and offered him a bushel of money for the wizard sack --but also state that he must take away the cabinet where the sexton had been hidden. Little Klaus does so, and then further extorts more money from the sexton. He then tricks Big Klaus into thinking he had received all the money from his horse skin, and Big Klaus proceeds to make a fool of himself. Enraged, Big Klaus goes to kill Little Klaus, but accidentally gets Little Klaus' recently dead grandmother instead. Little Klaus then pulls another prank using his dead grandmother and winds up with another bushel of money AND another way to get back at Big Klaus!
Hazelnut child by Andrew Lang( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was an old couple who were not able to have children and so they constantly prayed to be blessed with one -- even one the size of a hazelnut. And that is exactly what they were given -- a child the size of a hazelnut who never grew! When he reached the age of 15, his mother asked him what he planned on doing with his life, as he was so small but clever. He replied that he wanted to be a messenger, a thing which made his mother laugh because of his size. He proved her wrong though and showed that he could use his size as an advantage - he could creep upon the horses of others and control the horses on his own. At 20, he declared he would go off to become rich and not return until he was, but his parents again laughed it off. He continued on his mission though, using his tiny size to get his way, and finds himself among a land of people who might be able to help him achieve his dream
Galaxy girls : 50 amazing stories of women in space by Libby Jackson( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libby Jackson, a leading British expert in human space flight, tells the true stories of fifty remarkable women who conquered the impossible and forever changed the world of space exploration
 
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