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Boyd, Carole

Works: 340 works in 840 publications in 2 languages and 8,955 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Epistolary fiction  Novellas  Biography  Short stories, New Zealand  Juvenile works  Romance fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Singer, Other, Illustrator, Performer
Classifications: PR6063.C4, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carole Boyd
The northern clemency by Philip Hensher( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 605 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and German and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five stories from influential women writers of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth 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 twentieth 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. Kate Chopin, writing in the last years of the nineteenth century, broke new ground with her daring view of women as individuals with human needs. "Lilacs" and "Ma'ame Pelagie" are sympathetic portraits of women with differing dilemmas. Woolf's "A Mark on the Wall" shows, in short story form, the turmoil within the stillness which became such a mark of her later novels
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi( Recording )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 242 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 )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 228 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 )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 221 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. Luke's only respite from his respectable everyday life as owner of Hammonds factory is the precious time he carves out week when he seeks solace deep in the heart of Ribble Valley. There, his turbulent emotions find their way into his mesmerising and powerful paintings. Luke's lonely nature intrigues Amy Atkinson, a young woman nursing her own heartache
Journey's end by Josephine Cox( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 189 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?
Atonement by Ian McEwan( Recording )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 157 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
Songbird by Josephine Cox( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 152 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
Chanel : an intimate life by Lisa Chaney( Recording )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 150 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
Lady's maid by Margaret Forster( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 146 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
Shakespeare without the boring bits by Humphrey Carpenter( Recording )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 144 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
The beachcomber by Josephine Cox( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 143 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
1000 years of laughter : an anthology of classic comic prose by David Timson( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laughter is unique to man. This delightful anthology presents some of the funniest extracts in English literature. David Timson starts with Anglo-Saxon riddles and continues with medieval memories, Tudor comic turns and Restoration buffoonery. The rise of the novel in the eighteenth century brought classic humour from Swift, Sterne and Smollet, passing the mantle to Charles Dickens in the nineteenth century. Included here are rarities as well, from the antiquarian's cupboard. There are also excerpts from children's literature and twentieth-century classics as diverse as Dorothy Parker and P.G. Wodehouse. Entertaining from start to finish
Abdication by Juliet Nicolson( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a tale set against a backdrop of pre-World War II turbulence in England and Edward VIII's scandalous affair, a fatherless chauffeur shares an undeclared love with a complex Oxford undergraduate, a housekeeper hides her Nazi sympathies and a woman struggles with escalating tensions in her friendship with Wallace Simpson
Mary Anne by Daphne Du Maurier( Recording )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This novel catches fire." --New York Times She set men's hearts on fire and scandalized a country
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 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
Lynda Snell's heritage of Ambridge by Carole Boyd( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South riding by Winifred Holtby( Recording )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This, Holtby's greatest work, is a rich and memorable evocation of the characters of the South Riding, their lives, loves and sorrows. They include fiery headmistress Sarah Burton, Robert the Conservative councillor, and socialist Jo Astell
A flower in season by Audrey Howard( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Lake District, this is the story of a strong female character who is determined to keep the family mill open
The saint zita society by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Someone had told Dex that the Queen lived in Victoria. So did he, but she had a palace and he had one room in a street off Warwick Way. Still he liked the idea that she was his neighbour'. Dex works as a gardener for Dr Jefferson at his home on Hexam Place in Pimlico: an exclusive street of white-painted stucco Georgian houses inhabited by the rich, and serviced by the not so rich. The hired help, a motley assortment of au pairs, drivers and cleaners, decide to form the St Zita Society (Zita was the patron saint of domestic servants) as an excuse to meet at the local pub and air their grievances. When Dex is invited to attend one of these meetings, the others find that he is a strange man, seemingly ill at ease with human beings. These first impressions are compounded when they discover he has recently been released from a hospital for the criminally insane, where he was incarcerated for attempting to kill his own mother
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Classic women's short stories
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Classic women's short storiesLady SusanLive the dreamJourney's endAtonementSongbirdShakespeare without the boring bitsThe beachcomber