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Dover, Anne

Works: 606 works in 1,490 publications in 1 language and 13,569 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Love stories  Short stories  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer
Classifications: PR6060.A455, 823.92
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 123 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 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The members of Hidden Talents, a creative writing group, learn to open up to each other a little bit
Some sunny day my autobiography by Vera Lynn( Recording )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable autobiography of the last great wartime iconBorn Vera Welch in 1917 in the East End of London, Dame Vera Lynn sang in Working Men's Clubs from just seven years old. She had a successful radio career, but it was with World War II that she became an icon. Performing the songs that she will always be associated with, such as "We'll Meet Again", Vera toured Egypt, India and Burma to entertain the troops. Her career after the war flourished, but Vera was never able to leave behind her wartime role. Still heavily involved with veteran and other charities, this is Dame Vera's vivid story of her life and her war - from bombs and rations to dance halls and the searing heat of her appearances abroad
Pride of Lancashire by Anna Jacobs( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 82 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 sand dancer by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 81 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
Dancing in the moonlight by Rita Bradshaw( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her deathbed, Lucy Fallow's mother makes her 12-year-old daughter promise to look after her four younger siblings and keep house for her father and two older brothers. When the Fallow menfolk lose their jobs they take work wherever they can. But it's not long before they are working on the wrong side of the law and under the watchful eye of Tom McKenzie. Meanwhile, through the hardship, Lucy begins to form a relationship with Jacob McKenzie, the boy next door. However, as their love grows, so does the resentment from Jacob's older brother, Tom
Forgive and forget by Margaret Dickinson( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 78 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
Friends forever by Lyn Andrews( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 77 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
Rachel's secret by Susan Sallis( Recording )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 76 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 75 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 Christmas to remember by Katie Flynn( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 74 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
A mother's love by Lyn Andrews( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 73 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
The kissing gate by Susan Sallis( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 73 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
The silent lady by Catherine Cookson( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 72 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 unravelling of a mystery that had baffled Armstrong for years
Dearest Rose by Rowan Coleman( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 71 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 71 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 runaway by Katie Flynn( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 70 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
I'll be your sweetheart by Joan Jonker( Recording )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 70 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
When daylight comes by Lyn Andrews( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 69 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
Through rose-coloured glasses by Anne Baker( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a saga of family secrets, heartache and happy endings. Dinah Radcliffe doesn't have much money to spend on the finer things in life but she shares a contented existence with her mother, Sarah. When Dinah meets widowed businessman Richard Haldane at the races, her life changes beyond recognition
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The silent lady
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