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Keith, Penelope 1940-

Overview
Works: 256 works in 617 publications in 1 language and 12,164 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery stories  Christmas stories  Television comedies  Film adaptations  Television adaptations 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Other, Costume designer, Author
Classifications: PR6053.H4535, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Penelope Keith
As the pig turns an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Recording )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter Parva, a traditional Cotswolds village next door to Carsely, has decided to throw a celebratory hog roast to mark the beginning of the winter holiday festivities and Agatha Raisin has arrived with friend and rival in the sleuthing business, Tony
Busy body an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Recording )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Scrooge-like officer with the Health and Safety Board spoils the Costwolds holiday festivities by trumping up reasons to ban town decorations and May Dimwoody's hand-made toys, Agatha Raisin is called on to investigate the officer's subsequent murder
There goes the bride an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Recording )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bossy, impulsive, yet hopelessly romantic, Agatha is dreading the upcoming marriage of her ex-husband, James Lacey. Although she has set her sights on a handsome and beguiling new Frenchman, she can't quite stop obsessing about James. Her best intentions to move on with her life are put on hold when James's young bride is shot to death just minutes before saying "I do" and Agatha is named the prime suspect
Something borrowed, someone dead : [an Agatha Raisin mystery] by M. C Beaton( Recording )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloria French was a jolly widow from London who was heartily welcomed to the charming Cotswold hills, despite her nasty habit of borrowing things and not giving them back. It's quite the shock when she is found dead, poisoned with tainted wine. Parish councilor Jerry Tarrant hires private detective Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer, but the residents resent Agatha's investigation. As if it isn't enough that Agatha's ex has reentered the picture, the murderer is now targeting Agatha
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death by M. C Beaton( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of bullying and cajoling others as a high-flying public relations boss, Agatha Raisin's early retirement to the picture-postcard village of Carsley in the Cotswolds is a dream come true. And how better to begin making herself a local leading light than by entering the village quiche-making competition?
Agatha Raisin and the potted gardener by M. C Beaton( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newcomer to the village, Mary Fortune, is discovered murdered. Agatha seizes the moment and immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging the dirt on the victim. But the problem is, Agatha has an awkward secret of her own
Agatha Raisin and the potted gardener & the walkers of Dembley by M. C Beaton( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin in four more full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramas.Agatha Raisin, the Columbo of the Cotswolds, is back in four more full-cast dramas based on the bestselling books by M.C. Beaton.The Potted Gardener - When a garden festival is announced, the village of Carsely is gripped with enthusiasm for water features and mulch. But the Grim Reaper is in the garden
Good neighbors the complete series 1-3( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just how different can neighbors be and still be neighborly? While the Goods struggle to live off their suburban London plot, the Leadbetters struggle with living next door to the Goods
Agatha Raisin and the murderous marriage by M. C Beaton( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first story, Agatha is alarmed when her new wizard of a hairdresser seems keen to take on more than just her split ends. She soon discovers that everyone in his salon has a secret, and that he practices a very dark magic indeed. However, James refuses to help. Has he really ceased to care for her? In the second story, after pursuing him for nearly four years, Agatha is finally about to marry James Lacey, the handsome Colonel next door. But there's just one little problem. With her marriage dreams in tatters, Agatha has the small task of returning the wedding presents, and the slightly larger one of clearing her name of murder
The Norman conquests by Alan Ayckbourn( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passions flare and tempers rise when three couples cross paths at a country house one weekend. It all begins with the arrival of Reg and his wife, Sarah. They've come to give Reg's younger sister, Annie, a few days' break from caring for their bedridden mother. However, Annie confides that she's seeing someone, not Tom, the single young vet who's pursuing her, but her brother-in-law, Norman. Appalled, Sarah informs Norman's wife, Ruth, and all hell breaks loose. Ayckbourn's trilogy tells the same weekend story from three different vantage points in the house and garden, and can be watched in any order
The Noël Coward collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noël Coward is the definitive playwright of the early 20th century, contributing a robust repertoire of brilliant material. Playwright, actor, composer, and irrepressible socialite, Coward charmed high society in both London and New York during his heyday, and his work continues to charm audiences today with its urbane wit, sly humor and distinctive style
Agatha Raisin and the fairies of Fryfam by M. C Beaton( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a fortune-teller informs Agatha Raisin that her destiny--and true love--lies in Norfolk, she promptly rents a cottage in the quaint village of Fryfam. No sooner does she arrive than strange things start happening
To the manor born( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Disc 1) Season 1: episodes 1-6. Newly widowed Audrey is forced to auction Grantleigh when she finds out that her husband was bankrupt. She is mortified when the buyer is "a Czech grocer" intent on running his Empire from the Manor
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death and other stories by M. C Beaton( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Agatha Raisin and The Quiche of Death"--In her first extended radio appearance, Agatha Raisin determines to make her mark by winning the local baking competition. When the judge is poisoned by her efforts, she investigates and uncovers a web of extra-marital sex and pastry-based favours. "Agatha Raisin and The Vicious Vet"--A handsome vet is found stabbed with a syringeful of tranquiliser. Was it an accident or did someone put him to sleep? Agatha and James are determined to find out who killed the village vet - but they resort to barefaced lies, burglary and badger watching. "Agatha Raisin and the body in the bathroom"--Agatha and James are determined to find out who killed the village vet and the local librarian - but they resort ot barefaced lies, burgary and badger watching
To the manor born( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1. Season 1: episodes 1-7. Newly widowed Audrey is forced to auction Grantleigh when she finds out that her husband was bankrupt. She is mortified when the buyer is "a Czech grocer" intent on running his Empire from the Manor
Agatha Raisin and the walkers of Dembley by M. C Beaton( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After six grueling months back in London, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village of Carsely--and to the charms of her neighbor, James Lacey. True, James is less than thrilled to see her, but Agatha is soon distracted by a sensational murder
The funny ladies of British comedy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the leading ladies of British television situation comedies, including: Patricia Routledge, Prunella Scales, Mollie Sugden, Judi Dench, Dawn French, Felicity Kendal, and Penelope Keith
Agatha Raisin the curious curate & the buried treasure by M. C Beaton( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the village curate is found murdered in the first story, retired PR guru Agatha Raisin vows to bring his killer to justice, particularly if the investigation also brings her closer to her handsome nextdoor neighbor, Colonel Lacey. When Agatha embarks on a plan to give up smoking in the second story, little does she know that it will lead to a treasure hunt, humiliation and a rather nasty murder
BBC holiday comedy collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection includes: Are You Being Served? Christmas Crackers (Dec 22 1975); Good Neighbors: Silly, But It's Fun (Dec 26 1977); To the Manor Born: Christmas Special (Dec 25 1979); Allo Allo!: A Bun in the Oven (Dec 24 1991); Last of the Summer Wine: Whoops (Dec 25 1981); Keeping Up Appearances: A Very Merry Hyacinth (Dec 25 1991); Blackadder's Christmas Carol (Dec 23 1988); and The Vicar of Dibley: Winter (Dec 25 1999)
Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M. C Beaton( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being nearly killed by both a hired hit man and her former secretary, Agatha Raisin could use some low-key cases. So when Robert Smedley walks through the door of her detective agency, determined to prove that his wife is cheating on him, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife: young, pretty, and a regular volunteer at church. But just as Agatha is ready to give up, Smedley is poisoned with weed killer, leaving Mabel, the prime suspect, poised to inherit a fortune. With no one left to pay her, Agatha has to drop the investigation--that is, until her old friend Sir Charles Fraith turns up again to rekindle her curiosity in the case
 
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There goes the bride an Agatha Raisin mysteryAgatha Raisin and the quiche of deathAgatha Raisin and the murderous marriageAgatha Raisin and the fairies of FryfamAgatha Raisin and the quiche of death and other storiesTo the manor born