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Dover, Anne

Overview
Works: 671 works in 1,736 publications in 1 language and 14,357 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Short stories  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer
Classifications: PR6053.L45, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anne Dover
The crow trap by Ann Cleeves( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal. For team leader Rachael Lambert the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double-betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne Preece, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace Fulwell, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide. When Rachael arrives at the cottage, however, she is horrified to discover the body of her friend Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide, a verdict Rachael finds impossible to accept. Only when the next death occurs does a fourth woman enter the picture, the unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope, who must piece together the truth from these women's tangled lives
Married love and other stories by Tessa Hadley( Recording )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lottie announces at the breakfast table that she is getting married. The youngest daughter of a large and close-knit family, Lottie is nineteen but looks five years younger. Her fiance is Edgar Lennox, a composer of religious music and lecturer at Lottie's university, forty-five years her senior
Hidden talents by Erica James( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The members of Hidden Talents, a creative writing group, learn to open up to each other a little bit
Forgive and forget by Margaret Dickinson( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polly Longden's china-doll looks belie a strong and fiery personality. When typhoid strikes, she needs every ounce of that strength in order to cope. With the death of her mother, thirteen-year-old Polly has to care for her family. When their father, too, falls victim to the typhoid, his only hope is to go to hospital. Thankfully she has the support of her neighbours: Bertha Halliday and her son, Leo, a young policeman. Through all the hardships that follow, Polly is sustained by her dream of becoming Leo's wife. But her father's hot temper leads him to the wrong side of the law, forcing Leo to take drastic action that Polly will surely never be able to forgive and forget
The kissing gate by Susan Sallis( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gussie, Ned and Jannie are not quite siblings, but they share a close and affectionate family bond. In their bohemian Cornish home, with a famous and distinguished artist as their father figure, they glory in their unconventional, loving family life. But one day a terrible tragedy destroys the foundations of that family
A Christmas to remember by Katie Flynn( Recording )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few days before Christmas, Tess Williams rushes into Albert Payne's tobacconist shop, with two boys in hot pursuit, saying she's a thief. Albert chases the boys away, and though Tess does not realise it, this incident changes her life
The runaway by Katie Flynn( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dana and Caitlin meet on the ferry from Ireland, both in search of new lives in Liverpool, having left their secrets behind in Ireland. But Dana is ambitious, and when the opportunity comes to own their own tearoom she persuades her friend to join her. No one is willing to rent property to a couple of girls, so when Caitlin's new man-friend says he'll back them, they are delighted. Soon the tearoom is thriving. But after an accident which puts her in hospital for some time, Dana begins to remember her lost life with more affection, particularly Con, the boy she left behind. Then fate intervenes, and soon the girls find themselves fighting to survive in a world on the brink of war
A sixpenny Christmas by Katie Flynn( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the worst storm of the century breaks across the North West, sweeping through Snowdonia and across the Mersey to burst upon Liverpool, two women, Molly and Ellen, give birth to girls in a Liverpool maternity hospital. Molly lives on a hill farm in Snowdonia while Ellen is married to Sam O'Mara, a dock worker who is quicker with a punch than a kiss. After one punch too many, Ellen throws her husband out, and eventually leaves Liverpool to live with Molly. Ellen and her daughter throw themselves into their new life with enthusiasm, unaware that they are being watched by someone hiding in a ruined cottage. And as another horrendous storm breaks across the hills, the watcher makes his move
Love for a soldier by Mary Jane Staples( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France, 1918. Sophia, the daughter of a German general, is on her way to elope with a young army officer. On her way she witnesses a battle in the skies that leaves an English pilot without a plane. She has no choice but to agree to assist him in his attempt to avoid capture
The sand dancer by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite her success as a writer, Maisie's life has never been easy. But with the help of Hamilton, the imaginary horse she conjures up to escape harsh reality, her humour and courage pull her through. Now married to Tommy, Maisie's hopes of happiness are shattered when he becomes jealous and controlling - threatening even her relationship with her beloved adopted son, Harold. After a tragic accident, Maisie reluctantly agrees to move back to her home town of Fellburn, Tyneside for a fresh start. But her husband's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and one of his new employees, a strange man nicknamed the Sand Dancer, strikes fear into her heart every time she meets him. Maisie little realises that Tommy is concealing something so terrible it could destroy everything she holds dear
Yesterday's shadows by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Kate Cleary's father is killed in the pit, her first emotion is one of relief. A nasty bully, he has made her life hell since her mother died when Kate was a small child. At last she feels free, even is she must still care for her sister Nuala, who depends on Kate for everything. After finding a mysterious collection of letters hidden by their father, Kate discovers an unknown aunt who offers them a home and for the first time Kate feels loved and safe. But her peace is shattered by an astonishing revelation from Nuala, and a series of brutal attacks on local women. Kate turns to a handsome widower Martin Denby, but is his kindness too good to be true?"--Pub. description
Pride of Lancashire by Anna Jacobs( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carrie Preston is used to hard work - oldest of ten, with an incompetent mother and a drunken father, she struggles to find food for the younger children. Eli Beckett's offer of a job at the Dragon pub promises a better future for Carrie. On top of that, Eli's uncle has offered his nephew some spare land to build a music room. With the great cities of England alive to the sound of music halls, the locals of Hedderby are soon looking forward to thier own place of celebration and merriment. But not everyone shares this excitement, and some will stop at nothing in the pursuit of selfish gain.--Publisher description
Dearest Rose by Rowan Coleman( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Rose Pritchard turns up on the doorstep of a Cumbrian B & B it is her last resort. She and her 7-year-old daughter Maddie have left everything behind and they have come to the village of Millthwaite in search of the person who once offered Rose hope
Rachel's secret by Susan Sallis( Recording )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, two schoolgirls, Rachel and Meriel, best friends in the Gloucestershire city where they have grown up, amuse themselves by tracking down imaginary German spies. It all seems a harmless way of whiling away the long school holidays ... until their game turns into a frightening reality, the consequences of which affect their whole lives. Rachel becomes a reporter on the local paper while Meriel, a GI bride, goes to live in Florida. But the bonds that hold them together can never be broken, as the secrets and scandals which first surfaced in those far-off wartime days eventually come to light
A mother's love by Lyn Andrews( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller Eve Dobson and her husband Eddie have been running the George pub in the backstreets of Liverpool for over twenty years. It's never been easy but it's not been a bad life, with three nearly grown daughters fed and clothed out of the takings. But now the Depression is taking hold and money is in short supply for everyone. It's galling for Eve that the barmaid they can barely afford spends the day making eyes at Eddie and flirting with the customers rather than pulling her weight behind the bar. When Eddie's flirtation with the hired help takes an unexpected turn, everything changes. Suddenly all the decisions are Eve's to make, while the brewery watches and waits. And there are other surprises in store, which will leave none of Eve's family untouched and will call on all the strength of a mother's love
The forget-me-not summer by Katie Flynn( Recording )

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

Miranda Lovage and her mother have a blazing row when Arabella tells her daughter that she can no longer afford their present lifestyle. Miranda goes to bed angry and upset and is awoken at midnight by a strange sound, but when it is not repeated she goes back to sleep. When she awakes next morning, however, it is to find that her mother has disappeared
Hidden depths by Ann Cleeves( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hot summer on the Northumberland coast, and Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son murdered. Luke has been strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. This stylized murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope and her team intrigued. But then a second body - that of beautiful young teacher Lily Marsh - is discovered laid out in a rock pool, the water strewn with flowers. Now Vera must work quickly to find this dramatist, this killer who is making art out of death. Clues are slow to emerge from those who had known Luke and Lily, but Vera soon finds herself drawn towards the curious group of friends who discovered Lily's body. What unites these four men and one woman? Are they really the close-knit, trustworthy unit they claim to be? As local residents are forced to share their private lives and those of their loved ones, sinister secrets are slowly unearthed. And all the while the killer remains in their midst, waiting for an opportunity to prepare another beautiful, watery grave . .
The silent lady by Catherine Cookson( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silent lady who presented herself at the firm of London solicitors was clearly a vagrant. But when Alexander Armstrong, the firm's senior partner, learned her name everyone was amazed at his reaction. For Irene Baindor had a past, and her emergence is to signal the unraveling of a mystery that had baffled Armstrong for years
Friends forever by Lyn Andrews( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best friends Bernie and Molly leave Ireland for Liverpool. They find their new life full of love and excitement and tragedy. Reinforcing the bond between them
Weddings in Burracombe by Lilian Harry( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devon, 1954. The villagers of Burracombe pull together to help each other though the tough times but, this summer, it's time to celebrate love and new life. There are a few surprises to come, however, before anyone can walk up the aisle. It's been a long, hard winter in Burracombe. At Burracombe Barton, Hilary Napier is doing her best to care for her father and keep the estate ticking along, all the while longing for a man she cannot have. She welcomes the young Patsy Shillabeer onto her staff with open arms, but little does she realise that Patsy, flourishing away from her parents' watchful eye, is more headstrong than she first appears, and there's trouble brewing
 
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