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Grove, Valerie 1946-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 83 publications in 2 languages and 1,925 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Diary fiction  Short stories  History  Bildungsromans  Young adult works  Juvenile works  Life skills guides 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Other
Classifications: PR6025.A9, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Valerie Grove
Dear Dodie : the life of Dodie Smith by Valerie Grove( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurie Lee : the well-loved stranger by Valerie Grove( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having access to all personal papers and the blessing of Laurie Lee's widow and daughter in interviewing friends, Valerie Grove presents a biography of Lee's rich life
A voyage round John Mortimer by Valerie Grove( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist, playwright, and barrister Sir John Mortimer has led an extraordinarily rich and daring life, privately and professionally, much of it in the public eye. His own writings, including the wildly popular books in the Rumpole of the Bailey series, his three acclaimed volumes of autobiography, and his screenplay for Brideshead Revisited, have rewarded readers and viewers with insight and humor. Now, biographer Valerie Grove has been given full access to Mortimer, tracing his legal and literary career, from his first attempts at writing novels and plays, through his great triumphs in court, to the creation of the popular character Horace Rumpole. Mortimer's personal life--including his marriages and his many affairs--is as colorful as any fiction he's written. Correcting the many errors and half-truths found in a previous biography, Grove's book is essential reading for Mortimer's fans.--From publisher description
A voyage round John Mortimer by Valerie Grove( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Novelist, playwright and barrister John Mortimer has led an extraordinarily rich life, privately and professionally, much of it in the public eye. His own writings, from the play "A Voyage Round My Father" to the memoirs "Clinging to the Wreckage" and "Murderers and Other Friends", have given his many fans plenty of insights. But now for the first time a biographer has had full access to Mortimer, his circle of friends and colleagues, and their diaries and letters. The result is a riveting account of the life of one of the great figures of our time. "A Voyage Round John Mortimer" is revealing of many aspects of Mortimer's legal and literary career, from his first novels and his devotion to his blind barrister father through to his triumph in the Oz trial, his stance of freedom of speech, and his creation, in Horace Rumpole, of the most popular barrister ever to emerge from the Old Bailey."--BOOK JACKET
The compleat woman : marriage, motherhood, career : can she have it all? by Valerie Grove( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So much to tell by Valerie Grove( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaye Webb, a journalist with no publishing experience, burst into the world of children's books in 1961 and changed the face of children's publishing forever. Her child-like enthusiasm and shrewd business mind led her to become Puffin's most successful editor and the genius behind the Puffin Club, which opened up the exciting world of authors and books to children across Britain. But whilst Kaye's professional life had worked out beautifully, her private life had been the reverse. Kaye had two husbands before her marriage to the artist Ronald Searle, and the torment of his sudden and shocking departure never left her. Yet to the outside world Kaye Webb remained passionate and unstoppable. This is the unknown story of the woman who brought the joy of books to children everywhere whilst battling the emotional pain that plagued her private life
The life and loves of Laurie Lee by Valerie Grove( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a poet, playwright, broadcaster and writer, Laurie Lee created a legend around himself that would see him safely secured in the literary canon, even in his own lifetime. Yet, although he wrote exclusively about his own life, Lee never told the whole story ... biographer Valerie Grove delves into the letters and diaries he kept hidden from the world, building on her magisterial study of the charismatic poet to capture the essence of thios romantic, elusive enigma and bring him to life once more"--Publisher's description
Daddy's gone a-hunting by Penelope Mortimer( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fay Weldon, with Valerie Grove by Fay Weldon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weldon's literary history is discussed
Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title comes with an introduction by Michael Morpurgo. Summer was also the time of these: of sudden plenty, of slow hours and actions, of diamond haze and dust on the eyes; of jazzing wasps and dragonflies, haystooks and thistle-seeds, snows of white butterflies, skylark's eggs, bee-orchids, and frantic ants...All this, and the feeling that it would never end, that such days had come forever...All sights twice-brilliant and smells twice-sharp, all game-days twice as long ...we used up the light to its last violet drop, and even then we couldn't go to bed. Cider With Rosie is the best and most vital kind of memoir, rich with colourful, sensuous impressions of life in an English village after the First World War. It overflows with stories and characters made fantastical by the writer's child-perspective, and it draws the reader irresistibly into the lost land of the past. With this beautiful special edition, Vintage Classics celebrates 100 years since the birth of the author, Laurie Lee, and salutes this remarkable, surprising and well-loved classic. It includes fascinating extra material from the Laurie Lee archive at the British Museum about the author's life and the first publication of Cider With Rosie"--Publisher's description
Grumbling at large : selected essays of J.B. Priestley by J. B Priestley( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I capture the castle by Dodie Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of an eccentric and impoverished English family whose home is a ruined 14th century castle. The story is presented in the form of a diary by the family's teen daughter. By the author of The One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Martin's Press."
Fay Weldon by ICA Video( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fay Weldon talks about her life and work with Valerie Grove. Topics include: writing about motherhood, writing about challenges to the status quo, writing as a woman about men, the male/female relationship, fiction's inability to contain reality, and the sacred and the profane
Sharjah Biennial 9 : provisions( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Multiple languages and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published to accompany Sharjah Biennial 9, Provisions is something of an experiment. We approached the idea of the catalogue as an art project, aiming for a document that was participatory in nature, and that reflected the biennial's particular focus on production and process. The artists were asked to respond to a questionnaire about their work in the biennial and their practice in general: some wrote copious notes; others opted out of the quiz and instead pasted other texts, or reclaimed the space through annotations and collage. The editors then worked with the artists to select images that reflected the process of developing their works-in progress: the sketches, maquettes, and ideas that would eventually-for most-become site-specific projects created in Sharjah. "--Book jacket
Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Miniver's adventures with her three unpredictable children and generally predictable husband
Try anything twice by Jan Struther( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharjah biennal 9 : provisions by Bīnālī al-Shāriqah lil-Funūn al-Tashkīlīyah( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Laurie Lee, the biography The well-loved stranger by Valerie Grove( Book )

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

The complete woman : marriage, motherhood, career can she have it all? by Valerie Grove( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stay out! by Valerie Grove( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A voyage round John Mortimer
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Valerie Grove British journalist

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