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Dover, Anne

Works: 637 works in 1,527 publications in 1 language and 14,070 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer
Classifications: PR6060.A455, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anne Dover
Married love and other stories by Tessa Hadley( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 122 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 101 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 83 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 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 now, married to Tommy, she hopes it will be third time lucky. Her dreams are shattered when Tommy becomes so jealous and controlling that it affects her relationship with her adopted son, Harold. Tommy suggests a fresh start in Maisie's home town on Tyneside, and at first all is well, but one of Tommy's employees, a strange young man nicknamed the Sand Dancer, strikes fear into her heart and she avoids Tommy's place of work, and even Tommy himself, little knowing he is concealing a terrible secret
Rachel's secret by Susan Sallis( Recording )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 80 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
Yesterday's shadows by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 80 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 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrie Preston is used to hard work. But nothing could have prepared her for the day fate deals her family the cruellest of hands, rendering them more 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
The kissing gate by Susan Sallis( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 78 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 Kathleen Flynn-Hui( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 77 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
Friends forever by Lyn Andrews( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 74 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
The runaway by Kathleen Flynn-Hui( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 74 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
Seek a new dawn by E. V Thompson( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Cornish copper mines close down at the end of the 1870s, Sam Hooper - like many men - sets sail for Australia in order to seek his fortune. But his hopes of taking his love Emily with him are dashed by her father - who doesn't consider Sam good enough for her. Emily is not to be thwarted, however, and when her father dies, she decides to go to Australia and hunt down Sam. On arriving at Kadina, however, Emily hears Sam is married. Emily throws herself into good works - saving prostitutes - and starts to win them over just as she learns Sam isn't married and has done quite well for himself in gold prospecting
A sixpenny Christmas by Kathleen Flynn-Hui( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 72 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
The silent lady by Catherine Cookson( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 71 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
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
Love for a soldier by Mary Jane Staples( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 70 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
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
A song at twilight by Lilian Harry( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 70 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
I'll be your sweetheart by Joan Jonker( Recording )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 69 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
Sunshine and shadows by Katie Flynn( Recording )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 69 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
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The silent lady
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