Most widely held works by Virginia Leishman
A little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.
The great fire by Shirley Hazzard ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter. At the center of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier find that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. His counterpart, a young girl living in occupied Japan and tending her dying brother, falls in love, and in the process discovers herself.
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
An orphan, born in a prison, works her way from the streets of London to a Virginia plantation.
The thrall's tale by Judith Lindbergh ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 972 libraries worldwide
In 985 A.D. the life of a Viking thrall in newly settled Greenland is harsh and unforgiving. Katla, a proud, beautiful slave girl, is ostracized because of her arrogant ways and the mystical rosary beads she wears. She survives a violent rape only through the compassion of Thorbjorg, a pagan seeress and shaman. But Katla's daughter--conceived during the rape and reared by Torbjorg to be a shaman--maliciously exploits the pagan teachings to exact revenge on her mother for abandoning her.
Poison by Chris Wooding ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 753 libraries worldwide
When Poison leaves her home in the marshes of Gull to retrieve the infant sister who was snatched by the fairies, she and a group of unusual friends survive encounters with the inhabitants of various Realms, and Poison herself confronts a surprising destiny.
The tale of Hill Top Farm by Susan Wittig Albert ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
It's 1905, and to recover from the loss of her fiancé, Beatrix Potter moves into a small farmhouse in Sawrey. Populated by colorful characters, both human and critter, her new life is full of promise. That is, until a villager dies, and murder is suspected. Now it's up to this amateur sleuth to find a killer roaming the English countryside.
Hardly a husband by Rebecca Hagan Lee ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
Obstinate Marquess Jarrod Shepherdston is not about to take the plunge without protest. He has taken great pains to avoid romance his entire life. But when beautiful Sarah Eckersley shows up on his doorstep with a proposal he can't seem to refuse, Jarrod begins to wonder just what he could be missing.
Barely a bride by Rebecca Hagan Lee ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
Griffen Abernathy has sworn an oath never to marry, or, if he must, to never fall in love with his wife. He is forced into wedding when his father insists that he do so before going to war. Lady Alyssa Carrollton wants only to work in her garden, but her mother wont rest until she is married off. When Alyssa and Griffen meet, their mutual distaste for marriage makes them perfectly suited for one another. After he returns from battle, though, he's a different man. He realizes he does have feelings for the woman he left when she was barely a bride--but will she ever come to love him?
Until you by Bertrice Small ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
Beautiful and independent Rosamund Bolton and her cousin Sir Thomas Bolton leave Friarsgate, England to visit Queen Margaret of Scotland. Shortly after arriving at the court, Rosamund is introduced to the handsome Patrick Leslie, earl of Glenkirk, and they immediately fall in love. Their growing passion is stifled when war breaks out between England and Scotland.
Let me be the one by Jo Goodman ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
Four handsome gentlemen nicknamed North, South, East, and West, respectively, are proud eligible bachelors who are members of the Compass Club. However, North meets the charming, intelligent Lady Libby Penrose. To seize a mysterious jewel thief, North and Libby are compelled to join forces. Libby foregoes her vow to never fall in love again when she is overwelmed by North's passion and charm. Certain obstacles must be faced by even the most thrilling relationships.
The tale of Holly How the cottage tales of Beatrix Potter by Susan Wittig Albert ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 libraries worldwide
The serenity of Hill Top Farm is shattered when a local shephard is murdered. Beatrix Potter--when she's not busy making friends with her fellow villagers--lends her insights to the investigation.
Merely the groom by Rebecca Hagan Lee ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
Colin McElreath is getting married. He is giving up his status as a Free Fellow because he has sworn to protect the league and their secret work in the war with France. His bride-to-be, Gillian Davies is in trouble, so her father, the Baron, is using her impressive dowry and a little blackmail to secure a reputation. Honor, nobility, and chivalry may be Colin's first motives for marrying her, but his growing desire for his beautiful bride cannot be ignored.
The tale of Hawthorn House by Susan Wittig Albert ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
When Beatrix finds an abandoned infant, Captain Woodcock and Dimity care for the child as Beatrix and her furry and feathered friends search for its mother.
Mozart's sister by Nancy Moser ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
Eleven-year-old Nannerl is arguably the best keyboard player in all of Europe. Yet because her six-year-old brother Wolfie can play almost as well as she, he receives virtually all the praise and adulation. Traveling far and wide with her family, she and her brother perform before the crowned heads of Europe. Social convention and public clamor relegate her to living life in the shadow of a prodigy. But when will Nannerl ever realize her own dreams and aspirations?
Possession by A. S Byatt ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
Academics Roland Mitchell and Maud Bailey search for the identity of nineteenth-century writer Randolph Henry Ash's lover.
A scandalous marriage by Cathy Maxwell ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Left pregnant and alone after a scandalous affair ends in abandonment, Leah Carrollton seeks refuge in the country, where she finds safety in the arms of Devon Marshall, Viscount Huxhold, who offers her marriage and a way to give her fatherless child a name.
Married in haste by Cathy Maxwell ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Brenn Owen, the new but impoverished Earl of Merton, is looking for a bride--one rich enough to finance his estate. When he meets Tess Hamlin, he sees a woman who is not only wealthy, but a dazzling beauty as well. To his surprise, Tess quickly accepts his proposal. But behind her eagerness lurks a secret she will do anything to hide from him.
The tale of Briar Bank by Susan Wittig Albert ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 507 libraries worldwide
Albert re-imagines Beatrix Potter wearing her sleuthing cap as the village of Sawrey lies buried beneath a blanket of Christmas snow. While she and her animal friends investigate a puzzling death, Miss Potter wonders if she can acknowledge her fondness for Mr. Heelis and still remain loyal to her fiancé's memory.
The tale of Applebeck Orchard by Susan Wittig Albert ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
After his haystacks are burned, Farmer Harmsworth barricades the common path through Applebeck Orchard. Reliable witnesses say the arson was the work of a lantern-bearing specter. But has the culprit left clues Miss Potter can decipher?
The Brass dolphin by Caroline Harvey ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
"When Lila's artist father loses their house to the bank, kind benefactors offer them the use of a family villa on the ancient island of Malta. Twenty-year-old Lila easily adapts to island life and even garners the affection of three intriguing young men. But a year later, German bombers begin daily raids on the island, and fear and deprivation become a way of life. After the war, Lila has not only survived intact, but she has also learned some very insightful and unexpected lessons about life." -- Container.
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