Most widely held works by Johanna Ward
Work less, make more by Jennifer White ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Tired of holding your breath, waiting for exactly the right moment to arrive before you can start living the life you really want? When will it be safe for you to stop working so hard and feeling stressed out, burnt out, and generally dissatisfied with life? When you get married? Promoted? When your kids finish school? When you pay off your mortgage? When you retire? It's time to stop waiting and start living.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Mansfield Park is the study of three families--the Bertrams, the Crawfords, and the Prices. The story's heroine, Fanny Price, is at its center. She is adopted into the family of her rich uncle Thomas Bertram, and is condescendingly treated as a poor relation by "Aunt Norris." Of her cousins, only Edmund, a young clergyman, appreciates her fine qualities, and she falls in love with him. Unfortunately, however, he is drawn to the shallow and worldly Mary Crawford. Fanny's quiet passivity, steadfast loyalty, and natural goodness are matched against the wit and brilliance of her lovely rival. Jane Austen skillfully uses her characters' emotional relationships to explore the social and moral values by which they attempt to order their lives.
Heidi by Johanna Spyri ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 libraries worldwide
A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.
I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Juan de Pareja, the slave who prepares the paints and canvases of the artist Velázquez, describes his work with his master and the climate of Spanish court life.
Welcome, chaos by Kate Wilhelm ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
What would happen to the precarious balance of power if scientists could extend life for centuries? If one power bloc had biological protection against radiation and the other did not? Whose thumb would press the button first? When Lyle Taney took leave from her teaching job to live high in the mountains, researching the ways of eagles, she was just planning to write her next book. Lasater was an unscrupulous, skilled operative who thought he could maneuver her as he pleased. He believed women were incapable of making ethical or moral decisions and he was wrong. When the obscure government agent from an anonymous department tried to force Lyle to spy on her mysterious neighbors, she resisted. But the first step had been taken, involving her in a life-and-death struggle.
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Mary Lennox is indeed a miserable child. Upon the death of her parents she finds herself transported to the cold climate of England to live at Misselthwaite Manor with an ailing uncle she has never met. How she hates this country and everything about it. But with the English sunshine, spring comes into Mary's bitter heart. She find that she likes Misselthwaite Manor, its inhabitants, its gardens and especially its secrets.
The Arabian nights ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
A selection of some of the best-known and best-loved tales of The Arabian nights, including Sinbad, Ali Baba and the forty thieves, Aladdin, The talking bird, and the Fisherman and the genie.
The railway children by E Nesbit ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
When their father is called away, three children move to the country, where they stay busy saving the train from accidents, befriending a nice Old Gentleman, and trying not to quarrel.
The Arabian nights their best-known tales ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
A selection of some of the best-known and best-loved tales, including "The Story of the Fisherman and the Genie," "The story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," and "The Story of Sinbad the Sailor."
Why should extroverts make all the money? networking made easy for the introvert by Frederica J Balzano ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Shy people and introverts generally avoid actively propelling themselves into the public eye. They would much rather work quietly behind the scenes. But is that enough? In our age of increasing workplace competition and relentless self-promotion, some experts assert that it will be the more extroverted personality types, those who speak out at meetings and give charismatic presentations, who will succeed in the business world. But why should extroverts make all the money? If you are an introvert, some of your personality traits may be standing in the way of your success, but it doesn't have to be that way. Dr. Frederica Balzano can show you how to succeed as an introvert.
The lost girl by D. H Lawrence ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Journey of a woman caught between two worlds and two lives - one mired in dreary, industrial England and a life of convention, the other set in the vibrant Italian landscape holding the promise of sensual liberation.
Adventures in time and space with Max Merriwell by Pat Murphy ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Susan Galina and her friend Pat have escaped their normal lives into the elegant, isolated world of the Odyssey, a luxury cruise ship heading from New York to Europe via Bermuda. To Susan's delight, she discovers that her favorite author, Max Merriwell, is also aboard ship, teaching a writers' workshop. Susan's life becomes even more interesting when she meets Tom Clayton, the handsome chief of security. This cruise looks very promising indeed. But the pleasant shipboard vacation turns dark as the Odyssey passes into the Bermuda Triangle. Each year, Max Merriwell writes three novels, a science-fiction novel under his own name, a fantasy novel under the pseudonym Mary Maxwell, and a mystery novel under the pseudonym Weldon Merrimax. The trouble begins when Max receives a threatening note that appears to come from Weldon Merrimax, Max's own pseudonym. An eyewitness reports a murder--but the victim of the crime is not on the passenger list and the body is nowhere to be found. While others struggle to unde.
Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and French and held by 121 libraries worldwide
A poor relation nurses a terrible grudge against the family of her beautiful cousin.
The elusive Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy Orczy ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
In this sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sir Percy Blakeney's arch-enemy travels to England in pursuit of the impudent enemy of the French Republic. Monsieur Chauvelin devises a dastardly plot to annihilate, once and for all, both Sir Percy and his beautiful wife Marguerite. Lured to France, where the entire town of Boulogne is held hostage on their behalf, they seem to be hopelessly trapped. Will the Scarlet Pimpernel prevail?
Even yuppies die by Marian Babson ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
The setting is London's dockland where a warehouse has been converted into flats for yuppies. Among the tenants are two actresses, Trixie Dolan and Evangeline Sinclair, and their talent for snooping makes them perfect sleuths when murder strikes. By the author of Shadows in Their Blood.
La vagabonde by Colette ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and French and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Largely autobiographical, La Vagabonde recalls Colette's own years as a dance-hall performer in turn-of-the-century Paris, where she takes the listener backstage and into the demimonde of Renée Néré, an aging dancer, mime, and failed writer, a woman who struggles to choose between freedom and love.
Sole survivor [the true account of 133 days adrift by Ruthanne Lum McCunn ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
On November 23, 1942, German U-boats torpedoed the British ship Benlomond, and it sank in the Atlantic in two minutes. The second steward, named Poon Lim, with no knowledge of the sea, managed to stay alive for 133 days on a small wooden raft.
I will repay by Emmuska Orczy Orczy ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
It has been ten years since Juliette de Marny's father asked her to swear revenge upon Déroulède for the death of her brother in a duel. At last she finds herself in Déroulède's house with an opportunity to betray him. Juliette realizes, too late, that she is in love with Déroulède. Can the Scarlet Pimpernel help?
The silver branch by Rosemary Sutcliff ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
A young Roman army medical officer, sent to Britain during the period of waning Roman rule, befriends a kinsman with whom he shares an adventure of intrigue, exile, and underground activity with the Lost Ninth Legion.
Outcast by Rosemary Sutcliff ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Beric feels increasingly bitter isolation when, because of his Roman birth, he is cast out by the Celtic tribe that raised him and, after reaching a Roman settlement, he is sold into slavery and sentenced to serve in a galley for the rest of his life.
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