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Boyd, Carole

Works: 494 works in 1,167 publications in 2 languages and 10,594 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Romance fiction  Epistolary fiction  Bildungsromans  Novellas  Biography  Monologues (Music) 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Singer, Performer, Illustrator, Other, Creator, Actor
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 2011 in English and held by 553 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( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and German and held by 284 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
Lady Susan by Jane Austen( Recording )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 239 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
Walton Façade( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi( Recording )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 226 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 )

20 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. His only respite from his respectable everyday life as owner of Hammonds' factory is the precious time he spends each week painting. Lost in his thoughts and dreams, he paints watercolours, his turbulent emotions spilling out onto the canvas
The journey by Josephine Cox( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ben comes to the aid of Lucy Baker and her daughter, he's intrigued by the story behind their visits to the local graveyard. It's an encounter destined to change all their lives forever
1000 years of laughter : an anthology of classic comic prose by David Timson( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 154 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 18th century bought classic humour from Swift, Sterne and Smollet, passing the mantle to Charles Dickens in the 19th century. Included here are rarities as well, from the antiquarian's cupboard. There are also excerpts from children's literature and 20th century classics as diverse as Dorothy Parker and P.G. Wodehouse. An entertainment from start to finish. Music: From the Naxos catalogue
Atonement by Ian McEwan( Recording )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 152 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
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
Jinnie by Josephine Cox( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 127 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
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sensitive young woman marries a bitter, despotic scholar 30 years her senior, who lives just long enough to blight her spirit. She inherits his fortune, only to learn she will forfeit it if she marries her husband's young cousin, whom she loves. When Dorothea tries to find happiness without Ladislaw, the intricate plots, subplots and character portraits lead to a satisfying conclusion in this masterpiece of 19th-century morals and social issues
Shakespeare without the boring bits by Humphrey Carpenter( Recording )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 109 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
South riding by Winifred Holtby( Recording )

10 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
Stephen Hawking : his life and work : the story and science of one of the most extraordinary, celebrated, and courageous figures of our time by Kitty Ferguson( Recording )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitty Ferguson approached Stephen Hawking with the idea of writing a book about him and asked him to help her make certain she understood his theories. He agreed and also gave her material about his life, resulting in this book
Lynda Snell's heritage of Ambridge : her history of Archers country by Carole Boyd( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An act of peace by Ann Widdecombe( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klaus-Pierre is the love-child of a young Frenchwoman and a senior, married German officer serving with the forces occupying Paris. His father is killed before he is born and his mother is rejected by her family of patriots and resistance workers. Sent to live with a maiden aunt in Provence, Klaus-Pierre is surrounded by hostility until his father's family learns of his existence and takes him to Germany. Here he is loved and happy but, as he grows up in a Europe where old enemies are learning to co-operate, he tries to make his own 'Act of Peace' with his French relatives
Nella Last's peace by Nella Last( Recording )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nella Last's War established a housewife and mother from Barrow-in-Furness as one of the most powerful and moving voices of the Second World War, and inspired the award-winning television drama Housewife, 49 (starring Victoria Wood). In this next instalment of her unique diaries, Nella Last describes how ordinary people rebuilt their lives after the war was over
The saint zita society by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 85 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. Dex's most meaningful relationship seems to be with his mobile phone service provider, Peach, and he interprets the text notifications and messages he receives from the company as a reassuring sign that there is some kind of god who will protect him. And give him instructions about ridding the world of evil spirits ... Accidental death and pathological madness cohabit above and below stairs in Hexam Place
The beachcomber by Josephine Cox( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1952, two lonely people arrive in the pretty seaside hamlet of West Bay. Strangers coming from very different backgrounds, they are there for the same reasons: to find peace of mind and the chance to start a new life. Tom Arnold has abandoned all his possessions and walked away from a highly paid job. A year ago, he had a wife and two beautiful children, when suddenly his world was turned upside-down. The car he was driving with his family was deliberately run off the road high above the cliffs. He was the only survivor. The driver, who Tom is sure intended to kill them all, has never been found. Kathy Wilson has tried to cling on to her zest for life through times of pain and loneliness. Recovering from her divorce, she seeks comfort in the arms of other men. But a shocking, revealing row with her mother is the final straw, and when she inherits a rundown house in West Bay, she flees to Dorset. For both Tom and Kathy, it seems there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Yet even now, someone means to undermine their search for happiness. People are jealous. And a brutal killer is still on the loose. Suddenly West Bay is no longer the peaceful place it seemed
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Classic women's short stories
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Alternative Names
Boyd, Carole.

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