Hodge, Patricia 1946-
Most widely held works by Patricia Hodge
The moonstone ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 751 libraries worldwide
A stolen Hindu diamond, the Moonstone, works its curse after being stolen from it's shrine. Just before Rachel's birthday, a man named Franklin Blake announces to Rachel that the Moonstone has been bequeathed to her by Herncastle. Blake gives her the jewel on her birthday and offers to mount the jewel for her to wear. The jewel goes missing and Rachel believes that Blake stole it. Determined to prove his innocence, Blake leaves in order to pursue the real truth behind the theft.
The shell seekers ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
With three grown children and a lifetime of memories, Penelope Keeling realizes that something is missing: the simple joy she knew as a child playing on the beach. So she embarks on a journey to discover the secret of happiness for her friends, her family and herself.
The heat of the day ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
A sinister web of intrigue and mystery is woven around every character of Elizabeth Bowen's suspense-filled novel. This film about espionage and betrayal is set in World War II England.
The Noël Coward collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Noël Coward is the definitive playwright of the early 20th century, contributing a robust repertoire of brilliant material. Playwright, actor, composer, and irrepressible socialite, Coward charmed high society in both London and New York during his heyday, and his work continues to charm audiences today with its urbane wit, sly humor and distinctive style.
The ghost in the machine ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Valuable paintings are stolen from the estate of Sir Julius Hanbury, and when Sir Julius himself disappears Morse and Sergeant Lewis are called upon to investigate the minds and morals of the aristocracy to solve the mystery.
Six wives the queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
The story of Henry VIII's wives and the England they ruled is one of emotional drama, romantic and political intrigue, examining the rituals of diplomacy, marriage, pregnancy, and religion that were part of the daily life for women the Tudor Court.
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Bennet's parents attempt to cope in various ways with the problem of marrying off five daughters.
Betrayal ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Tells about a married man whose wife is having an affair with his best friend. Pinter's Betrayal is a provocative place where feelings run high, tempers run short and marriages begin and end with the silence of desperation.
Political death by Antonia Fraser ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
The rector's wife by Joanna Trollope ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
A clergyman's wife is tired of making do on no money and bucks tradition to take a job of her own.
The homecoming and other stories by Maeve Binchy ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
In Homecoming, the Brennans run Quentin's restaurant in Dublin for the owner, who lives abroad. But what will happen when he suddenly pays a visit? Telling Stories sees Irene's fiancé turning up the night before the wedding with a face as white as the dress that is to be worn the next day. Then trouble starts. In Needy, Heather is painfully aware that Valentine's Day declarations of love should be viewed with suspicion, even if the sender is the one she loves. And in The Interview, Bessie is deaf and needs a place in a special school. But will she pass the interview?
The Sittaford mystery ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Among the guests at a Dartmoor hotel, a séance starts out as an amusing diversion to pass the time on a snowy evening but then takes a sinister turn. Supernatural events point to danger to Trevelyan, an infamous local staying at the hotel. Meanwhile, six miles away at Sittaford House, Miss Marple finds a not-so-supernatural death threat naming the same man. With snow piling up and blocking the roads, can anyone reach him in time?
The wild island by Antonia Fraser ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 82 libraries worldwide
The one hundred and one Dalmatians by Dodie Smith ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Pongo the dalmatian and his wife Missis undertake a daring expedition to rescue their fifteen puppies from the clutches of the vicious Cruella de Vil.
Oxford blood by Antonia Fraser ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Jemima Shore is making a documentary about the exotic lifestyles of the over-privileged undergraduates at Oxford University, the 'Oxford Bloods'. Then, when the life of the most colourful of them is threatened, Jemima turns investigator.
To war with Whitaker by Hermione Ranfurly Ranfurly ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
The wartime diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly, 1939-1945.
A splash of red by Antonia Fraser ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Everyone loved Chloe Fontaine or had loved her; there had been a series of admirers, lovers and husbands ever since her arrival in literary London. But her strange and sudden disappearance leaves Jemima Shore in charge of Chloe's new London flat.
101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Pongo lives happily with his human pets Mr and Mrs Dearly in a large house in Regent's Park. When his wife Missis produces a litter of fifteen beautiful pups, life seems wonderfully complete. But the mysterious disappearance of the puppies suddenly throws everything into turmoil. Pongo, one of the keenest brains in Dogdom, quickly realises that he and Missis are the only hope for their youngsters' survival. And so the fearless pair set out on a bleak winter's journey into great dangers, helped along the way by the gallant Colonel, a sheepdog of the Old School. Dodie Smith's canine classic brought pleasure to millions as a Disney film. All its original charm and warmth are fully evident here in this full-cast dramatisation which stars Patricia Hodge as Cruella de Vil, along with Joan Sims, Brenda Blethyn, Nicky Henson and Polly James.
Quiet as a nun by Antonia Fraser ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Jemina Shore receives an appeal from formidable Reverend Mother of Blessed Eleanor's convent, after Sister Miriam has apparently starved herself to death in a ruined tower adjoining the convent grounds.
The One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
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