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Gleeson, Janet

Overview
Works: 49 works in 243 publications in 6 languages and 5,796 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Posters  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 )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 871 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 )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Catalan and held by 766 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 grenadillo box : a novel by Janet Gleeson( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 642 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
The serpent in the garden : a novel by Janet Gleeson( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 642 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 )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 592 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
Privilege and scandal : the remarkable life of Harriet Spencer, sister of Georgiana by Janet Gleeson( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 479 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 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miller's collecting prints & posters by Janet Gleeson( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 280 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
Collecting pottery & porcelain : the facts at your fingertips( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the difference between the major groups of ceramics and covers the major European and American factories
The arcanum : the extraordinary true story of the invention of European porcelain by Janet Gleeson( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 198 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 )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 151 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of Harriet Spencer, Countess of Bessborough, was one of both privilege and high scandal. The aristocracy of the eighteenth century were the A-list celebrities of the day and dominated the political, as well as social, world. Harriet was born into the wealth and eminence of the Spencer family - and was the great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales. Following in the train of her sister, the charismatic Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, she became one of the most glamorous and influential women of the Regency age." "At a time when marriage was an aristocratic woman's only career choice, Harriet made an excellent, though unhappy, match. She soon embarked on a series of illicit affairs, including one with the prominent playwright Richard Sheridan. In Naples she met and fell in love with Lord Granville Leveson Gower, a handsome young aristocrat twelve years her junior. And so began the affair that became one of the greatest love stories in the Regency period, ending only when Granville married Harriet's niece, Georgiana's daughter, taking into his care the two illegitimate children he had fathered with Harriet." "Harriet's was a life intertwined with public scandal, royal intrigue and high political drama. She was petted and spoiled by Marie Antoinette; she witnessed the French Revolution and George III's madness. She quarrelled bitterly with Byron, when her daughter Caroline Lamb embarked on a scandalous affair with him; and travelled through war-torn Europe during the rise and fall of Napoleon. She survived her sister Georgiana by twenty years, living to see the Battle of Waterloo and the coronation of George IV. An Aristocratic Affair brings one of the Regency period's most colourful characters vividly to life."--BOOK JACKET
The lifeboat baronet : launching the RNLI by Janet Gleeson( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 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
Miller's antiques & collectables : the facts at your fingertips by Judith Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miller's collecting pottery and porcelain : the facts at your fingertips( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 73 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 54 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 )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 47 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 41 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
Der Mann, der das Geld erfand by Janet Gleeson( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das weiße Gold von Meißen by Janet Gleeson( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Millionaire : the philanderer, gambler, and duelist who invented modern finance
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The arcanum : the extraordinary true storyThe grenadillo box : a novelThe serpent in the garden : a novelThe thief taker : a novelPrivilege and scandal : the remarkable life of Harriet Spencer, sister of GeorgianaDesign and detail in the homeMiller's collecting prints & postersCollecting pottery & porcelain : the facts at your fingertips
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Глисон Джанет

גליסון, ג׳נט

グリーソン, ジャネット

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