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Boyd, Carole

Works: 485 works in 1,241 publications in 2 languages and 12,238 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Epistolary fiction  Novellas  Bildungsromans  Biography  Romance fiction  Short stories, New Zealand 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer, Singer, Other, Illustrator, Creator, Actor
Classifications: PR6063.C4, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carole Boyd
The northern clemency by Philip Hensher( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malcolm Glover disappears the night the Seller family moves to Sheffield. From then on, the families' destinies are forever entwined
Classic women's short stories by George Eliot( Recording )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and German and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five stories from influential women writers of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century. New Zealand-born Katherine Mansfield settled in England where she wrote a series of short stories that are widely recognised as among the finest of the 20th century for their economy, clarity, sensitivity and effect. "The Garden Party" is one of her most famous, while "Daughters of the Late Colonel" shows a wonderful sense of wit
Lovers and liars by Josephine Cox( Recording )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1902. Emily is sixteen and blissfully in love with John, two years older. Secretly planning a life together, they are violently separated. Dominated by a brutally possessive uncle, Emily is cruelly taken advantage of. When a child is born, her life is in tatters, and she possesses a frightful secret. Trapped and ashamed, she seeks solace in her daughter, Cathleen. As time passes, with no sign of the man she loved, Emily resigns herself to her fate. However, John remains in her thoughts. Is he still waiting for her? When the father of Emily's child once again preys on her, she must put all thoughts of John aside and find a way to safeguard her daughter -- Back cover
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi( Recording )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding, and the fairy tales don't get complicated. In this book, the celebrated writer Mr. Fox can't stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels, and neither can his wife, Daphne. It's not until Mary, his muse, comes to life and transforms him from author into subject that his story begins to unfold differently
Lady Susan by Jane Austen( Recording )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intelligent and beautiful, yet manipulative Lady Susan Vernon, recently widowed, strives for nothing more than to obtain financial security for both herself and her unruly, yet shy daughter Frederica
Live the dream by Josephine Cox( Recording )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handsome, wealthy and charismatic, Luke Hammond should have the world at his feet. Instead, he is immersed in a double tragedy which has rocked the quiet town of Blackburn. His only respite from his life as owner of Hammonds factory is the time he spends painting. His lonely nature intrigues Amy Atkinson, who is also nursing her own heartache
Journey's end by Josephine Cox( Recording )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years ago Vicky left Barney, her husband, in Liverpool and moved to the United States. Now the reason for Barney turning against her is being revealed, and she is travelling home to hear it. Only Lucy Baker, now old and in ill health herself, knows the truth about what happened. She carries a terrible burden. She promised Barney she would never tell his secret. But is it a promise she can keep?
The journey by Josephine Cox( Recording )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three strangers are thrown together by chance. When Ben Morris comes to the aid of Lucy Baker and her daughter Mary, he's intrigued by the story behind their visits to the local graveyard. It's an encounter destined to change all their lives forever. Later, invited into their home, Ben hears Lucy's remarkable tale - one she must tell before it's too late. The story of Barney Davidson, his family and the part Lucy played in his extraordinary life, is one that still exerts a powerful influence in the present day
Songbird by Josephine Cox( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the town of Bedford, four students can hear the haunting voice of a woman singing. The beautiful melody is coming from their neighbour - a reclusive creature who never opens the door to anyone or leaves her home in daylight. Madeleine Delaney is driven by a dangerous memory that for more than twenty years has controlled her existence. Madeleine's voice and looks capture the hearts of many, but she only has eyes for Steve Drayton - a handsome but terrifying man. Then one night she witnesses a crime, and her life is changed forever. Ellen's kindness rescues Madeleine from utter devastation. But in order to survive, they must flee London, leaving behind those they dearly love - and danger follows them wherever they go
Atonement by Ian McEwan( Recording )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atonement is the novel for which Ian McEwan will always be remembered. Enthralling in its depiction of childhood, love and war, class and England, at its centre is a profound and profoundly moving exploration of shame and forgiveness
Chanel : an intimate life by Lisa Chaney( Recording )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutionizing women's dress, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was the twentieth century's most influential designer. Her extraordinary and unconventional journey--from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour--helped forge the idea of modern woman. Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how, more than any previous designer, Chanel became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style
1000 years of laughter : an anthology of classic comic prose by David Timson( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology presents some of the funniest extracts in English literature. It opens with Anglo-Saxon riddles and continues with medieval memories, Tudor comic turns and Restoration buffoonery. Also included here are rarities from 18th, 19th, and 20th century novels and children's books
The beachcomber by Josephine Cox( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1952, two strangers arrive in West Bay. In this place they both hope to rebuild their lives, yet someone is trying to wreck their search for happiness
Bad boy Jack by Josephine Cox( Recording )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deserted by the two women in his life, Robert Sullivan is left to raise three-year-old Nancy and her seven-year-old brother Jack. Unable to cope with his feelings of loss and the rebellious behaviour of his young son, Robert is driven to abandon his children to those he sincerely believes can provide them with a better life. However, after a chance encounter with a stranger, he has a change of heart and decides to go back for them. But, on the way there, he is involved in a horrific accident
Shakespeare without the boring bits by Humphrey Carpenter( Recording )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of stories from nine different plays of Shakespeare, including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night
Abdication by Juliet Nicolson( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a novel of secrets, of hidden truths, undeclared loves, unspoken sympathies and covert complicities - biggest and most dangerous of them all, the truth about the new King's relationship with a married woman
Jinnie by Josephine Cox( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jinnie is a child from a one-night liaison between Louise Hunter's husband, Ben and Louise's sister, Susan. When Ben takes his own life, and Susan deserts the newborn child, Louise puts aside her own heartache and, after a long and bitter struggle, adopts little Jinnie as her own. Over the years, Louise and Jinnie form a wonderful relationship, and all is well. Until the day a letter arrives from Susan, saying she intends to get Jinnie back
Lady's maid by Margaret Forster( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She was Elizabeth Barrett's lady's maid. But "Wilson" was more than that. She was a confidante, friend and conspirator in Elizabeth's forbidden romance with Robert Browning. Wilson stayed with Elizabeth for sixteen years, through every trial and crisis, and when Wilson's affairs took a dramatic turn she expected the same loyalty from Elizabeth
Rainbow days by Josephine Cox( Recording )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Childhood sweethearts, Silas and Cathleen, plan to start a life together. But a jealous woman is determined to ruin their happiness
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Recording )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great novels of 19th century England, Middlemarch is concerned with the blighted marriage of a young idealistic woman, but also presents a vivid portrait of England during the 1830's
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Classic women's short stories
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Classic women's short storiesLovers and liarsLady SusanLive the dreamJourney's endThe journeySongbirdAtonement