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Boyd, Carole

Works: 336 works in 807 publications in 2 languages and 8,728 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Epistolary fiction  Novellas  Romance fiction  Biography  Short stories, New Zealand  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Singer, Other, Performer, Illustrator
Classifications: PR6063.C4, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carole Boyd
The northern clemency by Philip Hensher( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 604 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 341 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
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi( Recording )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 241 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
Live the dream by Josephine Cox( Recording )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 223 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
Lady Susan by Jane Austen( Recording )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Susan, a clever and ruthless widow, determines that her daughter is going to marry a man whom both detest. Lady Susan sets her own sights on her sister-in-law's brother, all the while keeping an old affair simmering on the back burner. However, people refuse to play the roles that she assigns them, and in the end her daughter gets the sister-in-law's brother, the old affair runs out of steam, and all that is left for Lady Susan is the man intended for her daughter, the one neither can abide
Journey's end by Josephine Cox( Recording )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 184 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 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three children lost their innocence --as the sweltering summer heat bears down on the hottest day in 1935-- and their lives are changed forever
Songbird by Josephine Cox( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 148 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 148 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 )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 145 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
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

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
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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Anne knew the grinding heel of poverty, and determined it would never grind her again. With beauty, brains and ambition, she chose the only route that could take a cockney girl to the top - as mistress to the Royal Duke of York
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 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 : her history of Archers country by Carole Boyd( Book )

5 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 98 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 )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 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
The flight of swallows by Audrey Howard( Recording )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charlotte Drummond knows she has a duty to obey her father. Girls, especially well-bred upper-class ones, are expected to be submissive to the men in their lives. But Charlotte's father is a cruel man, viciously beating her and her brothers for the slightest reason. He even wants to marry her off, at just sixteen years old, to a man she does not love. Lion-hearted Charlotte wants to defy him but to protect her brothers from his fury she agrees to become the wife of Brooke Armstrong"--Container
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Classic women's short stories
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German (1)

Classic women's short storiesLive the dreamLady SusanJourney's endAtonementSongbirdShakespeare without the boring bits1000 years of laughter : an anthology of classic comic prose