WorldCat Identities

Dover, Anne

Overview
Works: 729 works in 2,052 publications in 1 language and 14,947 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Short stories  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction, English  War stories, English  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer
Classifications: PR6053.L45, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anne Dover
Hidden depths by Ann Cleeves( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a hot summer on the Northumberland coast, Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son murdered. Luke has been strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. This stylized murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope and her team intrigued. But now, Vera must work quickly to find this killer who is making art out of death. As local residents are forced to share their private lives, sinister secrets are slowly unearthed
The crow trap by Ann Cleeves( Recording )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal.... For team leader Rachael Lambert the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double-betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne Preece, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace Fulwell, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide...When Rachael arrives at the cottage, however, she is horrified to discover the body of her friend Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide--a verdict Rachael finds impossible to accept. Only when the next death occurs does a fourth woman enter the picture--the unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope, who must piece together the truth from these women's tangled lives in The Crow Trap. Ann Cleeves's popular Vera Stanhope books have been made into the hit series 'Vera' starring Brenda Blethyn and are available in the U.S
Married love and other stories by Tessa Hadley( Recording )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 127 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
Forgive and forget by Margaret Dickinson( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 88 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
Hidden talents by Erica James( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The members of Hidden Talents, a creative writing group, learn to open up to each other a little bit
The kissing gate by Susan Sallis( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 85 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 runaway by Katie Flynn( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 83 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
A Christmas to remember by Katie Flynn( Recording )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 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
Dearest Rose by Rowan Coleman( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 77 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
Snowfall in Burracombe by Lilian Harry( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's December 1953. As the village prepares for the festivities, for many people, a happy Christmas is by no means certain. Recovering from a car-crash, Stella Simmons, the winter wedding that she and her sweetheart had planned seems impossible. Elsewhere in the village, Jackie Tozer is dreaming of America and Hilary Napier, who thought the war had robbed her of her chance of happiness, has to ask herself if she could ever imagine leaving her life at the big house. The darkest time of the year finds everyone asking questions with no easy answer. As snow falls softly on the village, and everyone wishes for peace and joy, Burracombe proves once again that there's always a surprise around the corner
A sixpenny Christmas by Katie Flynn( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the worst storm of the century breaks across the North West, sweeping through Snowdonia and across the Mersey to burst upon Liverpool, two women, Molly and Ellen, give birth to girls in a Liverpool maternity hospital. Molly lives on a hill farm in Snowdonia while Ellen is married to Sam O'Mara, a dock worker who is quicker with a punch than a kiss. After one punch too many, Ellen throws her husband out, and eventually leaves Liverpool to live with Molly. Ellen and her daughter throw themselves into their new life with enthusiasm, unaware that they are being watched by someone hiding in a ruined cottage. And as another horrendous storm breaks across the hills, the watcher makes his move
Weddings in Burracombe by Lilian Harry( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devon, 1954. The villagers of Burracombe pull together to help each other though the tough times but, this summer, it's time to celebrate love and new life. There are a few surprises to come, however, before anyone can walk up the aisle. It's been a long, hard winter in Burracombe. At Burracombe Barton, Hilary Napier is doing her best to care for her father and keep the estate ticking along, all the while longing for a man she cannot have. She welcomes the young Patsy Shillabeer onto her staff with open arms, but little does she realise that Patsy, flourishing away from her parents' watchful eye, is more headstrong than she first appears, and there's trouble brewing
Love for a soldier by Mary Jane Staples( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France, 1918. Sophia, the daughter of a German general, is on her way to elope with a young army officer. On her way she witnesses a battle in the skies that leaves an English pilot without a plane. She has no choice but to agree to assist him in his attempt to avoid capture
The sand dancer by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 74 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
Pride of Lancashire by Anna Jacobs( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carrie Preston is used to hard work - oldest of ten, with an incompetent mother and a drunken father, she struggles to find food for the younger children. Eli Beckett's offer of a job at the Dragon pub promises a better future for Carrie. On top of that, Eli's uncle has offered his nephew some spare land to build a music room. With the great cities of England alive to the sound of music halls, the locals of Hedderby are soon looking forward to thier own place of celebration and merriment. But not everyone shares this excitement, and some will stop at nothing in the pursuit of selfish gain.--Publisher description
Yesterday's shadows by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 73 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
The forget-me-not summer by Katie Flynn( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miranda Lovage and her mother have a blazing row when Arabella tells her daughter that she can no longer afford their present lifestyle. Miranda goes to bed angry and upset and is awoken at midnight by a strange sound, but when it is not repeated she goes back to sleep. When she awakes next morning, however, it is to find that her mother has disappeared
Wartime girls by Anne Baker( Recording )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the day of the Grand National, 1933, when Susie Ingram's fiancé, Danny, is killed in a tragic accident. In a cruel twist of fate, Susie discovers she is carrying Danny's child and, shunned by his parents, she turns to her mother for support. Louise Ingram, widowed during the First World War, knows how hard it is to bring up a family alone, but with the help of her eldest daughter, Martha, who lives next door, they manage to survive. When little Rosie is born there is no doubt that she is Danny's daughter, but it is destined to take many more years of heartache before the two families are united again
Time to say goodbye by Katie Flynn( Recording )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1939, and three ten-year-old girls meet on a station platform. Imogen, Rita and Debby all missed the original evacuation and now the authorities are finding it difficult to place them. When Auntie and her niece, Jill, who run the Canary and Linnet Public House, offer to take them in, the billeting officer is greatly relieved. The countryside is heaven to the three little townies, especially after they meet Woody and Josh, also evacuees. They find that by climbing to the top of the biggest tree in the beech wood they have a perfect bird's-eye view of the nearest RAF station and are able to watch the comings and goings of the young fighter pilots as the Battle of Britain rages. Then they find an injured flier and the war becomes a stark reality
The cuckoo child by Katie Flynn( Recording )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dot McCann, playing relievio with her pals, decides to hide in Butcher Rathbone's almost empty dustbin, she overhears a conversation which could send one man to prison and the other to the gallows - and suddenly finds herself in possession of stolen goods. Dot lives with her aunt and uncle, the cuckoo in the nest, abandoned to these relatives after her parents died. She feels very alone ... until she meets up with Corky who has run away from a London orphanage. They join forces with Emma, whose jeweller's shop has been burgled and with Nick, a handsome young newspaper reporter who is investigating the crime. The four of them begin to plot to catch the thieves. But Dot and Emma have been recognised, and soon both are in very real danger
 
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