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Dover, Anne

Works: 546 works in 1,290 publications in 1 language and 13,751 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction, English  War stories, English  History 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer
Classifications: PR6058.A68828, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anne Dover
Hidden talents by Erica James( Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The members of Hidden Talents, a creative writing group, learn to open up to each other a little bit
Pride of Lancashire by Anna Jacobs( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 99 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. But nothing could have prepared her for the day fate deals her family the cruellest of hands, rendering the Prestons more helpless and desperate than ever. In a harsh world, small acts of kindness can bring great hope - 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 their own place of celebration and merriment. But not everyone in the town shares this excitement, and some will stop at nothing in the pursuit of selfish gain
The silent lady by Catherine Cookson( Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 93 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
I'll be your sweetheart by Joan Jonker( Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With their happy, healthy children and grandchildren growing up around them, Molly and Nellie know they're two lucky ladies. Now it's time to watch Ruthie Bennett's friendship with Gordon Corkhill blossom into romance. But Molly and Nellie never forget those less fortunate than themselves and when an elderly neighbour, Flora Parker, is robbed of her most treasured possession and left without a penny to her name, the pair jump at the chance of setting their detective skills into action
Friends forever by Lyn Andrews( Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 89 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
A mother's love by Lyn Andrews( Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. When Eddie's flirtation with the hired help takes an unexpected turn, everything changes
Yesterday's shadows by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 87 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
A song at twilight by Lilian Harry( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is 1941 and at quiet Harrowbeer, in Devon, a new airfield has been built. Its noise and its population have a massive impact on the peaceful villages nearby - an impact that will affect some inhabitants for the rest of their lives. Alison Knight, married to pilot Andrew and newly pregnant, comes to be with her husband in the nearby picturesque village of Buckland Monachorum. Renie Wilkins, a WAAF from Portsmouth, is posted to Harrowbeer, first as a parachute packer and then to work in the Operations Room. Even local girl May Prettyjohn finds herself caught up in RAF life, watching the aircraft take off on their dangerous missions and waiting for the same number of planes to come back. This, however, is war - and not all the aircraft return. But throughout all the joys, troubles and anguish of love and war, the work of the airfield will go on
The apple tree by Elvi Rhodes( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recovering from a broken love affair, Frances moves to lonely Beck Farm in the Yorkshire Dales. Both the house and its old but magnificent apple tree are badly in need of care. As she brings them back to life, Frances discovers the history of the house and at the same time, begins to rebuild her own life
Holy fools by Joanne Harris( Recording )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In seventeenth-century France, against a backdrop of witch trials, regicide and religious frenzy, Juliette finds herself seeking refuge among the sisters of the remote abbey of Sainte Marie-de-la-Mer. Once an actress and rope dancer, forced to abandon the travelling life, Juliette makes a new life for herself and her young daughter, Fleur. But she may not be safe forever. Times are changing; politically and socially with the murder of the King, Henri IV; and closer to home with the appointment of a new Abbess and a ghost from the past in the shape of Guy LeMerle, a man that Juliette had every reason to fear and hate
The sand dancer by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 82 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. When Maisie marries for the third time, however, her hopes of happiness are soon shattered by her husband Tommy's jealous behaviour. After an apparent tragic accident in London, Maisie reluctantly agrees to move back to her hometown of Fellburn, Tyneside, where Tommy will start a new business. At first, it is a fresh start for her family, but Tommy's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and one of his employees, a strange man nicknamed The Sand Dancer, strikes fear into her heart every time she meets him. Maisie begins to avoid Tommy's place of work. Little does she know that he is concealing something so terrible that it could eventually destroy everything she holds dear"--Pub. description
One rainy day by Joan Jonker( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poppy Meadows has a face of rare beauty. Living with her widowed mother and her brother, she enjoys life like most other 19-year-olds. The only blot on her happiness is her dreadful boss who has a roving eye for a pretty girl - and roving hands too. One rainy day, Poppy is asked to deliver a letter to an office in Castle Street - in her hurry she fails to notice two people coming down the steps. When the gentleman inadvertently knocks her over, Poppy's stubborn pride causes her to brush aside the young man's offer of replacing her ruined raincoat - his expensive clothes and manner of speech tell her that he's a toff. As she walks away with her head held high, Andrew Wilkie-Brook expresses his disappointment to his sister Charlotte - he cannot repay the girl if she refuses to accept. But then Fates steps in and takes a hand
Just a saying by Catherine Cookson( Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of poems spans the gamut of Catherine Cookson's life and work, drawing on may themes familiar to her readers. She also shares personal thoughts on writing and marriage
When daylight comes by Lyn Andrews( Recording )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Brennans have a happy marriage and two children, Jess and Patrick, but when the father is lost at sea and their mother is killed soon after, it is left to Jess to make something of the future. Cruelly happiness eludes her for the man she loves is forbidden to her by law
The cuckoo child by Katie Flynn( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Dot McCann, playing relievio with her pals, decides to hide in Butcher Rathbone's almost empty dustbin, she overhears a conversation which could send one man to prison and the other to the gallows - and suddenly finds herself in possession of stolen goods. Dot lives with her aunt and uncle, the cuckoo in the nest, abandoned to these relatives after her parents died. She feels very alone ... until she meets up with Corky who has run away from a London orphanage. They join forces with Emma, whose jeweller's shop has been burgled and with Nick, a handsome young newspaper reporter who is investigating the crime. The four of them begin to plot to catch the thieves. But Dot and Emma have been recognised, and soon both are in very real danger
Rachel's secret by Susan Sallis( Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 78 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
Under the apple tree by Lilian Harry( Recording )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A heart-rending new wartime saga from this much-loved author Life is anxious for the Taylor family, as it is for everyone in Portsmouth during the early days of 1941. When the Luftwaffe unleash the first of three major blitzes, the Taylors are bombed out and Judy finds her local government job relocated. Home is now a small terraced house in April Grove. Just when Judy thinks things could not get worse, her sailor fiance is tragically killed. Judy is befriended by the Lady Mayoress who invites her to join her team of WVS workers. Her young, recently widowed Aunt Polly decides to become a volunteer at the same time and they work together, often in the face of great danger. Gradually, Judy and Polly find their own grief healing as they take part in war work and in the life of April Grove. Both are convinced they will never know love again, but they each find it in the least likely manner
Sunshine and shadows by Katie Flynn( Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Daisy's family lose their croft on the Connemara coast, her Aunt Jane, housekeeper to Dr and Mrs Venables, offers to take Daisy back to Liverpool. There she can be companion to the Venables' orphaned niece, Cynthia. Daisy is a tomboy, self-willed and hot-tempered. In Ireland, she was seldom in school but often in trouble. Now she tells herself that she must conform. She begins to work hard in school and life in Liverpool gradually becomes easier to bear. Although Daisy means to follow her friend Jake to university, war intervenes and she starts work at a munitions factory, falling in love for the very first time
A house by the sea by Elvi Rhodes( Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ever since the death of her beloved husband Peter, Caroline's life in Bah has not been the same. Friends, though sympathetic, have moved on, her daughter seems so far away and life just seems to be passing her by. An impulsive moment sees her buying a dilapidated house in Brighton, a place that holds happy memories for her, and soon she is ensconced in a new life in her house by the sea. But things are never that simple. Caroline's decision is met with outrage and incredulity from those who care about her and at times there seem to be insurmountable obstacles ahead. Can she overcome these difficulties, find happiness in her new life and even leave a little room for love?
The girl from number 22 by Joan Jonker( Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatic and heart-warming story of courage and friendship in a close-knit community For Ada Fenwick and Hetty Watson it is the end of an era. Eliza Porter, their neighbour for nigh on 60 years, has decided it's time to leave Number 22. As the entire street turns out to say goodbye, Ada and Hetty wonder anxiously who the next tenants will be. When the new family move in, they seem quiet and respectable. Ada and Hetty hold out the hand of friendship, while Ada's son Danny can't help but notice the pretty girl from Number 22. But all is not what it seems. Behind the closed door and drawn curtains, Tom Phillips is a cruel, bullying drunkard, causing his wife and children to live in fear of his violent attacks. When Ada and Hetty find out what he's like, they rally the neighbours to help protect the family from the drunken rotter. Then, in an unexpected twist, fate steps in and takes a hand
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