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Leishman, Virginia

Works: 105 works in 600 publications in 1 language and 17,971 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  History  Children's audiobooks  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Christian fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3551.L2637, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Virginia Leishman
A little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett( )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member 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( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn to dream again. Some will fulfil their destinies, others will falter. One brave and brilliant soldier finds 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. In the looming shadow of world enmities resumed, and of Asia's coming centrality in world affairs, a man and a woman seek to recover selfreliance, balance, and tenderness, struggling to reclaim their humanity
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moll Flanders gives a charmingly candid view of her life and times, which includes her birth to a petty thief in Newgate prison, prostitution on the streets of eighteenth-century London, and prosperity on a Virginia plantation
The thrall's tale by Judith Lindbergh( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First-time novelist Judith Lindbergh pens a descriptive portrait of the Vikings-their joys, sorrows, adventures, and hardships-as they establish a new community in Greenland. The Thrall's Tale is her fascinating story about the lives of three women who live in a world where the old beliefs are quickly being replaced by a new religion. ". thoroughly researched and beautifully executed. Highly recommended for public and university libraries."-Library Journal
Poison by Chris Wooding( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Poison leaves her home in the marshes of Gull to retrieve the infant sister who was snatched by the phairies, 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( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member 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( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member 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( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member 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?
The tale of Holly How : the cottage tales of Beatrix Potter by Susan Wittig Albert( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationally best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert cleverly blends fact and fiction in this cozy mystery starring iconic author Beatrix Potter. The serenity of Hill Top Farm is shattered when a local shephard is murdered. Beatrix?when she's not busy making friends with her fellow villagers?lends her insights to the investigation
Let me be the one by Jo Goodman( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member 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 Hawthorn House by Susan Wittig Albert( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member 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
Until you by Bertrice Small( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member 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
Merely the groom by Rebecca Hagan Lee( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member 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 Cuckoo Brow Wood : the cottage tales of Beatrix Potter by Susan Wittig Albert( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is now 1907, and in her Lake Country village, Beatrix Potter is about to encounter both woodland magic and an intriguing mystery. As she helps some village children look for fairy folk, she stumbles upon evidence that a flame-haired stranger may have dangerous plans
Mozart's sister by Nancy Moser( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member 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?
The tale of Applebeck Orchard by Susan Wittig Albert( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member 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?
A scandalous marriage by Cathy Maxwell( )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy Maxwell's popular romances deliver irresistible tales of forbidden desire between exalted people who refuse to be trapped by conventions. In A Scandalous Marriage, just as a beautiful debutante enters London society, dishonor drives her to the isolated countryside. While in hiding, Leah Carrollton encounters the dashing and noble Devon Marshall. They once felt a passionate spark for one another, and now it seems their feelings might rekindle. But the cruel truth is that they are from rival families. Leah's brother once challenged Devon to a duel, and there are rumors that her father is responsible for a terrible accident that killed Devon's father. Even all-consuming desire may not be enough to defy the bonds of blood. Narrator Virginia Leishman brings warmth and compassion to this scandalous tale as Leah and Devon fight to preserve their love
The tale of Briar Bank by Susan Wittig Albert( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member 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
Married in haste by Cathy Maxwell( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of fans agree with Romantic Times when it praises Cathy Maxwell for being an author "who understands the human heart and whose stories touch our souls." Her novels are filled with dashing, daring characters, yet their desires are universal. 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. As the Earl and his bride begin their life together, their path is a passionate one, but far from smooth--haste must give way to patience and understanding. Virginia Leishman's narration heightens the drama of each colorful exchange between the lovers
Possession : [a romance] by A. S Byatt( Recording )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of England's Booker Prize and a literary sensation Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and a triumphant love story. As a pair of young scholars research the lives of two Victorian poets, they uncover their letters, journals, and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire -- from spiritualist sňces to the fairy-haunted far west of Brittany. What emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passion and ideas. Performed by Virginia Leishman
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