WorldCat Identities

Lenska, Rula

Works: 129 works in 356 publications in 1 language and 4,376 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PR6073.E374, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rula Lenska
Peaches for Father Francis : a novel by Joanne Harris( Recording )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vianne Rochet returns to the French village of Lansquenet with her daughters, Anouk and Rosette, before allying herself with a desperate Father Frances Reynaud to reverse disturbing local changes
The Noël Coward collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member 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
Tulip fever by Deborah Moggach( Recording )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1630's in Amsterdam, local inhabitants sought to secure immortality by having their respective portraits painted. Sophia Sandvoort sits for such a portrait next to her elderly husband Cornelis. The surroundings included objects representing her husband's piety along with a tulip. For Cornelis has made money from the speculation on this flower and its bulbs. However, as Jan van Loos begins to capture Sophia's likeness on canvas, a slow passion progresses between them
She may not leave by Fay Weldon( Recording )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hattie and Martyn are a happily unmarried couple: politically aware, environmentally concerned, and educated. Their lives are made complete with the arrival of their baby Kitty. But they're struggling to make ends meet, and Hattie's bored. Keen to return to work, she persuades Martyn that they should employ an au pair. Agnieszka is Polish, ordinary looking, and a domestic genius. As Agnieszka becomes more and more indispensable, Hattie begins to suspect she may be more essential to the household than Hattie herself!
Mozart's last aria : a novel by Matt Rees( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's estranged sister, Madame Maria Anna Berchtold von Sonnenburg (called Nannerl by her family), travels to Vienna to investigate the mysterious circumstances of her brother's sudden death
Mantrapped by Fay Weldon( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fay Weldon shows she's still on top as the foremost chronicler of this generation's sexual and marital woes. What would happen if a man were to wake up one morning as a woman? Or a woman as a man? Would his personality change completely? Would hers? After brushing past each other on the stairs above their local Laundromat, Trisha and Peter soon find out. Instantly, and mysteriously, they switch souls. Peter's now housed in Trisha's older and much curvier body, while Trisha's moving about in Peter's younger, trimmer form. But none of this is half as awkward as when they both come home to face Peter's wife and have to decide who will sleep where. Exploring her heroes' predicaments inspires Fay to recall certain points in her life, which she decides to insert alongside the novel, flipping back and forth between the two
The spa decameron by Fay Weldon( Recording )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of ten high-powered, accomplished ladies gathers at the expensive Castle Spa, seeking to rejuvenate themselves -- through Botox, aromatherapy, and general pampering -- and telling one another the stories of their lives
The tulip touch by Anne Fine( Recording )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalie, who lives in the large hotel managed by her father, has a dangerous friendship with Tulip, the wildly uncontrollable girl on a neighbouring farm
Sun at midnight by Rosie Thomas( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With broken relationships behind them Alice and James meet while on an Antartica expedition. They experiance a jolt of attraction they have never felt before
Jigs & reels by Joanne Harris( Recording )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suburban witches, defiant old ladies, ageing monsters, suicidal Lottery winners, wolf men, dolphin women and middle-aged manufacturers of erotic leatherwear. In these twenty-two short stories from the author of 'Holy Fools' and 'Chocolat', the miraculous goes hand in hand with the mundane, the sour with the sweet, and the beautiful, the grotesque, the seductive and the disturbing are never more than one step away in Joanne Harris's first collection of short stories
Safer than houses by Frances Fyfield( Recording )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah befriends Henry who leads a timid life just a mile away from her. After she meets him, a series of events encompassing arson and murder take over her life
Mammoth hunt : in search of the giant elephants of Nepal by John Blashford-Snell( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iris & Ruby by Rosie Thomas( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of love, loss and the distance between three generations of one family, this novel centres on Iris and Ruby - a grandmotherand her granddaughter - as they try and make sense of their respective lives
The art of drowning by Frances Fyfield( Recording )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Doe is a shy accountant at a low ebb in life when she meets charismatic Ivy Schneider, nee Wiseman, at her evening class and her life changes for the better. Ivy is her polar opposite: strong, six years her senior and the romantic survivor of drug addiction, homelessness and the death of her child. Ivy does menial shift work, beholden to no one, and she inspires life; as do her farming parents, with their ramshackle house and its swan-filled lake, the lake where Ivy's daughter drowned. As Rachel grows closer to them all she learns how Ivy came to be married to Carl, the son of a WWII prisoner, as well as the true nature of that marriage to a bullying and ambitious lawyer who has become a judge and who denies her access to her surviving child. Rachel wants justice for Ivy, but Ivy has another agenda and Rachel's naive sense of fair play is no match for the manipulative qualities in the Wisemen women
If my father loved me by Rosie Thomas( Recording )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sadie is the robust survivor of a marriage she deliberately left behind. Now her father is dying, and Sadie realises that she can never make her peace with him. As Sadie confronts the truth about her father, her relationship with her son Jack appears to be breaking down and she is intent on saving it. Then the arrival of one of those fleeting women from her father's past starts a train of events that even Sadie cannot control
Habits of the house : a novel by Fay Weldon( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first title in a trilogy which explores the lives of an English, aristocratic household at the close of the 19th century
Midnight is a lonely place by Barbara Erskine( Recording )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Britain, a disturbed grave releases the ghosts of an ill-fated love triangle from Roman days and they invade the cottage of writer Kate Kennedy. As the horror of their deaths reaches out to her across the strands of time, it becomes clear only she can undo the treachery and curse which bind them. By the author of Lady of Hay
A name in blood by Matt Rees( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Caravaggio is commissioned to paint the Pope he quickly becomes the most celebrated artist in Rome. But when he falls for Lena, a fruit seller, and paints her into his Madonna series as a simple peasant woman, Italian society is outraged
What makes women happy by Fay Weldon( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes women happy! Fay Weldon offers wisdom gleaned from a remarkable life, a brilliantly successful career and a fair share of trouble. She explores what makes women happy; how our lives, jobs, families, bodies, desires, morals and responsibilities affect that happiness, and what we can do to lead more rounded and desirable lives. As she delivers the verdicts, she also delivers short stories, or perhaps parables, to prove her points. To be good, she concludes, is to be happy, to be happy is to be good. The Victorians had it right. A blend of philosophy, storytelling and self-help, this inspirational work shows Weldon at the peak of her creative powers, brisk, stylish and entertaining as ever
Risotto with nettles by Anna Del Conte( Recording )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Del Conte brought Italian cooking to Britain at a time when the nearest most of us came to pasta was tinned spaghetti hoops. Sharply observant, evocative, full of tastes and talk of food, hers is a delicious, poignant memoir of an unusual life
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She may not leave
Alternative Names
Rula Lenska Brits actrice

Рула Ленска

Ռուլա Լենսկա

English (169)

She may not leaveThe tulip touchMammoth hunt : in search of the giant elephants of NepalMidnight is a lonely place