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Gleeson, Janet

Overview
Works: 39 works in 199 publications in 7 languages and 6,496 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6107.L44, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Janet Gleeson
Millionaire : the philanderer, gambler, and duelist who invented modern finance by Janet Gleeson( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of John Law, a financial genius from Edinburgh who found his wealth after the death of King Louis XIV
The arcanum : the extraordinary true story by Janet Gleeson( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of how the West learned to make porcelain, focusing on Bottger, who discovered the arcanum, or secret formula; and Harold and Kandler, artists at the new Meissen Porcelain Manufacture
The serpent in the garden : a novel by Janet Gleeson( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1765, portrait painter Joshua Pope accepts a commission to paint the wedding portrait of Herbert Bentnick and his fiance, Sabine Mercer, but when Bentnick accuses Joshua of theft, Joshua must find a way to clear his name and salvage his reputation
The thief taker : a novel by Janet Gleeson( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Agnes Meadowes is cook to the Blanchards of Foster Lane, the renowned London silversmiths. Preparing jugged hare, oyster loaves, almond soup, and other delicacies for the family has given her a dependable life for herself and her son. But when the Blanchards' most prestigious commission, a giant silver wine cooler, is stolen and a young apprentice murdered, Theodore Blanchard calls on Agnes to investigate below stairs. Soon she is inside the sordid underworld of London crime, where learning the truth comes at a high price."--Publisher's description
The grenadillo box : a novel by Janet Gleeson( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While working at the home of Lord Montfort, Nathaniel Hopson, a journeyman to master cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, becomes caught up in an investigation into the supposed suicide of his patron, a melancholy man burdened by debt
Privilege and scandal : the remarkable life of Harriet Spencer, sister of Georgiana by Janet Gleeson( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first biography of Lady Harriet Spencer, ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales, and devoted sister of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Harriet Spencer was one of the most glamorous, influential, and notorious aristocrats of the Regency period. Intelligent, attractive, and eager to please, at nineteen she married an aloof, distant relative; the only trait they shared was an unhealthy love of gambling. Harriet began a series of illicit dalliances, including one with the playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Then she met Lord Granville Leveson Gower, handsome and twelve years her junior. Their years-long affair resulted in the birth of two children, and concealing both pregnancies from her husband required great skill. Harriet was an eyewitness to the French Revolution; traveled through war-torn Europe during the time of Napoleon; quarreled with Byron when he pursued her daughter; and became one of the leading female political activists of her day.--From publisher description
Design and detail in the home by David Linley( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collecting pottery & porcelain : the facts at your fingertips( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the difference between the major groups of ceramics and covers the major European and American factories
Miller's collecting prints & posters by Janet Gleeson( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a guide to all the forms of graphic art available on today's market. Part one explains the different printing techniques; part two, on prints, is arranged according to subject matter; and part three looks at poster art from the 19th and 20th centuries, including cinema and pop posters
The arcanum : the extraordinary true story of the invention of European porcelain by Janet Gleeson( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 18th century, the quest for arcanum was beginning to give way to another: the formula for making porcelain, the ceramic that the Chinese and Japanese had been perfecting for 1000 years
The moneymaker by Janet Gleeson( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amazing true story of John Law - gambler, murderer and adventurer. Law started the first bank to print paper notes and the current financial system is based on his inventions
An aristocratic affair : the life of Georgiana's sister, Harriet Spencer, Countess of Bessborough by Janet Gleeson( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of Harriet Spencer, Countess of Bessborough, was one of both privilige and high scandal. Born into the wealth and eminence of the Spencer family - she was the great-great-great- great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales - she followed the train of her sister, the charismatic Georgiana, Dutchess of Devonshire and become one of the most glamorous and influential women of the Regency age."--Back cover
Miller's antiques & collectables : the facts at your fingertips by Judith Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The serpent in the garden by Janet Gleeson( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's summer 1795 and renowned artist Joshua Pope accepts a commission to paint a wedding portrait of Herbert Bentnick and his betrothed Sabine Mercier at Bentnick's country house in Astley. Whilst tending exotic plants in the conservatory Sabine stumbles across the body of a man and, puzzled by the lack of concern about this bizarre death, Joshua feels duty-bound to investigate ..."--Container
The thief taker by Janet Gleeson( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a whodunit novel set in the 18th century from the author of 'The Grenadillo Box' and 'The Serpent in the Garden'
The arcanum : the extraordinary true story by Janet Gleeson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even during the beginning of the Age of Reason, great minds were still trying to produce gold by way of alchemy, but at the end of the 18th century, these minds turned toward finding the secret of porcelain
The lifeboat baronet : launching the RNLI by Janet Gleeson( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death from shipwreck was a tragic reality of life in the early 19th century. Exiled on the Isle of Man, Sir William Hillary, handsome, charismatic and adventurous, decided to atone for his chequered past and do something to prevent it. His journey from Regency rake to national hero led him to leave his slave-owning family in Liverpool, travel abroad, mingle with royalty, marry an heiress and, during the Napoleonic War, head the largest volunteer army in Britain. But when financial catastophe forced him to the Isle of Man, a harrowing shipwreck and guilty conscience inspired his historic c
Das weisse Gold von Meissen by Janet Gleeson( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Alchimiste de Meissen : l'extraordinaire histoire de l'invention de la porcelaine en Europe by Janet Gleeson( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johann F. Böttger, né en 1682, alchimiste de génie, fut enfermé de longues et vaines années dans un laboratoire par le roi de Saxe afin de lui livrer les arcanes de la pierre philosophale. Il finit par sauver sa tête en trouvant la formule chimique de la porcelaine. La jalousie des souverains voisins provoqua corruption, espionnage, meurtres ... Commencèrent alors les guerres de la porcelaine
Arcanum : dalla pietra filosofale alla porcellana : storia di un enigma scientifico e dell'alchimista che lo risolse by Janet Gleeson( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Millionaire : the philanderer, gambler, and duelist who invented modern finance
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גליסון, ג׳נט

グリーソン, ジャネット

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The arcanum : the extraordinary true storyThe serpent in the garden : a novelThe thief taker : a novelThe grenadillo box : a novelPrivilege and scandal : the remarkable life of Harriet Spencer, sister of GeorgianaDesign and detail in the homeCollecting pottery & porcelain : the facts at your fingertipsMiller's collecting prints & posters