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Chapman, Isabelle

Overview
Works: 86 works in 222 publications in 1 language and 907 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Personal narratives  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction  Novels 
Roles: Translator, Other, tra
Classifications: PS3604.I2255, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Isabelle Chapman
In the South Seas by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1888, Robert Louis Stevenson et sa femme décidèrent de partir à la découverte des mers du Sud; le voyage allait durer deux ans, jusqu'à sa mort prématurée en 1894. Ce texte relate la découverte du Pacifique par un romancier qui, dans les dernières années de sa vie, faisait oeuvre d'ethno-historien
A visit to Don Otavio by Sybille Bedford( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico, through the eyes of Sybille Bedford, is a country of passion and paradox: arid desert and shrieking jungle, harsh sun and deep shadow, violence and sentimentality. In her frank descriptions of the horrors of travel- trapped in a broiling stationary train, or in a bus with a dead fish against her face- she gains our trust. But it is the charmed world of Don Otavio which steals our imagination. He is, she says, ‘one of the kindest men I ever met.' She stays in his crumbling ancestral mansion, living a life of provincial ease and observing with glee the intense theatricality of a Mexican
The aye-aye and I : a rescue mission in Madagascar by Gerald Durrell( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venant de rencontrer à Madagascar l'animal le plus incroyable qui soit, l'auteur n'a plus qu'une idée en tête : le capturer pour l'élever et le préserver
The victors and the vanquished by Heda Kovály( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van een Tsjechische vrouw die evenals vele van haar landgenoten van de regen in de drup kwam toen de communisten na de Tweede Wereldoorlog in 1948 de macht grepen
The blindfold horse : memories of a Persian childhood by Shusha Guppy( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guppy's memoir of life in Iran before the Ayatollahs is exquisite. It conveys a sense of the country and its customs and the nature of the crisis which Iran is still enduring
Crossing by Jan Yoors( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unique inside view of a young man's coming of age in the horror and violence of Nazi-occupied Europe. Describes what happened to his Gypsy "family" and friends, and to him, in those bitter years
La malle en cuir ou La société idéale roman inédit inachevé by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il colore del mare in tempesta by Karen Viggers( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary est âgée, sa santé se dégrade. Elle décide de passer ses derniers jours à Bruny, île de Tasmanie balayée par les vents où elle a vécu ses plus belles années auprès de son mari, le gardien du phare. Les retrouvailles avec la terre aimée prennent des allures de pèlerinage. Entre souvenirs et regrets, Mary retourne sur les lieux de son ancienne vie pour tenter de réparer ses erreurs. Entourée de Tom, le seul de ses enfants à comprendre sa démarche, un homme solitaire depuis son retour d'Antarctique et le divorce qui l'a détruit, elle veut trouver la paix avant de mourir. Mais le secret qui l'a hantée durant des décennies menace d'être révélé et de mettre en péril son fragile équilibre.Une femme au crépuscule de sa vie, un homme incapable de savourer pleinement la sienne, une émouvante histoire d'amour, de perte et de non-dits sur fond de nature sauvage et mystérieuse. Absolument sublime. Gérard Collard, librairie La Griffe noire
La bonté, mode d'emploi by Nick Hornby( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Roman d'humour. Roman de société
Believing the lie by Elizabeth George( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives. Deborah's investigation of the prime suspect, Bernard's prodigal son Nicholas, a recovering drug addict, leads her to Nicholas' wife, a woman with whom she feels a kinship, a woman as fiercely protective as she is beautiful. Lynley and Simon delve for information from the rest of the family, including the victim's bitter ex-wife and the man he left her for, and Bernard himself. As the investigation escalates, the Fairclough family's veneer cracks, with deception and self-delusion threatening to destroy everyone from the Fairclough patriarch to Tim, the troubled son Ian left behind
The homecoming of Samuel Lake : a novel by Jenny Wingfield( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman familial. Roman d'amour
Insurrection by Liam O'Flaherty( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last secret : a novel by Mary McGarry Morris( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie de Nora Hammond semble parfaite. Pourtant, quand elle apprend la liaison de son mari avec leur meilleure amie, ce n'est que le début d'une véritable descente aux enfers. Son ancien petit ami sort de prison et est bien décidé à faire payer celle qui l'a fait inculper
Brazilian adventure by Peter Fleming( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the author's search for Colonel Fawcett
On Bear Mountain : a novel by Deborah Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman d'amour
The O'Briens : a novel by Peter Behrens( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A family saga spanning half a century in the lives of a restless and ambitious clan starts with the story of backwoods youth-turned-railroad magnate Joe O'Brien, who after leaving the Canadian wilds and sharing a passionate courtship with Iseult, becomes the patriarch of a family that sees the first airplanes, two world wars and the election of JFK. By the award-winning author of The Law of Dreams"--Publisher
The language of flowers : a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Vanessa Diffenbaugh's powerful first novel, a damaged young woman, Victoria Jones, who can only communicate through the Victorian language of flowers, goes from being homeless to a sought after wedding floral designer. The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it has been more useful in conveying feelings like grief, mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen, Victoria has nowhere to go, and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. When her talent is discovered by a local florist, she discovers her gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But it takes meeting a mysterious vendor at the flower market for her to realise what's been missing in her own life, and as she starts to fall for him, she must decide whether it's worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness
L'église de John Coltrane by Chad Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En prenant possession des lieux ou vivait son défunt père, critique de jazz, un architecte d'Auckland nommé Robert Marling découvre le manuscrit énigmatique rédigé par une chanteuse de jazz chinoise disparue au sommet de sa gloire à Shanghai en 1941, durant l'occupation japonaise
The steady running of the hour : a novel by Justin Go( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this mesmerizing debut, a young American discovers he may be heir to the unclaimed estate of an English World War I officer, which launches him on a quest across Europe to uncover the elusive truth. Just after graduating college, Tristan Campbell receives a letter delivered by special courier to his apartment in San Francisco. It contains the phone number of a Mr. J.F. Prichard of Twyning & Hooper, Solicitors, in London -- and news that could change Tristan's life forever. In 1924, Prichard explains, an English alpinist named Ashley Walsingham died attempting to summit Mt. Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson. But the estate was never claimed. Information has recently surfaced suggesting Tristan may be the rightful heir, but unless he can find documented evidence, the fortune will be divided among charitable beneficiaries in less than two months. In a breathless race from London archives to Somme battlefields to the Eastfjords of Iceland, Tristan pieces together the story of a forbidden affair set against the tumult of the First World War and the pioneer British expeditions to Mt. Everest. Following his instincts through a maze of frenzied research, Tristan soon becomes obsessed with the tragic lovers, and he crosses paths with a mysterious French girl named Mireille who suggests there is more to his quest than he realizes. Tristan must prove that he is related to Imogen to inherit Ashley's fortune -- but the more he learns about the couple, the stranger his journey becomes. ... Part love story, part historical tour de force, Justin Go's novel is utterly compelling, unpredictable, and heartrending"--
Juste une mauvaise action : Roman by Elizabeth George( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
French (78)