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McCaddon, Wanda

Works: 283 works in 1,356 publications in 1 language and 16,852 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Children's audiobooks  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author, Actor, nar, Director
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wanda McCaddon
The secret scripture by Sebastian Barry( Recording )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roseanne McNulty, once one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland, is now an elderly patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. As her hundredth year draws near, she decides to record the events of her life, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards. Meanwhile, the hospital is preparing to close and is evaluating its patients to determine whether they can return to society. Dr. Grene, Roseanne's caretaker, takes a special interest in her case. In his research, he discovers a document written by a local priest that tells a very different story of Roseanne's life than what she recalls. As doctor and patient attempt to understand each other, they begin to uncover long-buried secrets about themselves
Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle by Fiona Carnarvon( Recording )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS show, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Lady Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a young age, her dowry serving as a crucial link in the effort to preserve the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home. Throwing open the doors of Highclere Castle to tend to the wounded of World War I, Lady Almina distinguished herself as a brave and remarkable woman
On Canaan's side by Sebastian Barry( Recording )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced to flee from Ireland and the wrath of the IRA, Lilly Bere and her teenage son start anew in America. However, tragedy strikes when her fiance is murdered in Chicago and, years later, her husband mysteriously vanishes from their Washington, DC home. After settling in Bridgehampton, her son Ed disappears after returning home from Vietnam, prompting Mr. Nolan, a family friend, to locate him. However, Nolan returns with Bill, Ed's young son, who Lilly raises as her own
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Recording )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's debut novel is a brilliant tragicomedy of flirtation and folly in which two sisters who represent "sense" and "sensibility, " or restraint and emotionalism, experience love and heartbreak in their two separate ways.The impetuous Marianne falls passionately in love with the dashing John Willoughby and makes no secret of her affections. Meanwhile, Elinor and the mild-mannered Edward Ferras feel a mutual attraction, yet neither has the directness to acknowledge it.When it is revealed that Willoughby is in fact an unscrupulous fortune hunter and that Edward is bound by a previous commitment to another woman, each sister's romantic hopes are dashed. As they bear their grief in their different ways, Marianne learns from Elinor's quiet restraint, while Elinor learns the value of Marianne's candid expression.In the end, both sisters are happily settled, having each developed a more balanced approach to life and love
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Recording )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic story shows how a young woman can overcome adversity and find true happiness. It is a story of passionate love, travail, and final triumph. Orphaned at an early age, Jane Eyre leads a lonely life until she finds work as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets the mysterious Mr. Rochester and sees a ghostly woman who roams the halls by night. The relationship between the heroine and Mr. Rochester is only one episode, albeit the most important, in a detailed fictional autobiography in which the author transmuted her own experience into high art. In this work, the plucky heroine is outwardly of plain appearance but possesses an indomitable spirit, a sharp wit, and great courage. She is forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian, a harsh employer, and the rigid social order that circumscribes her life and position
Cleopatra's daughter : a novel by Michelle Moran( Recording )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transport to the colorful and dangerous court of imperial Rome and into the remarkable lives of two young captives-- the children of Cleopatra, Egypt's most powerful and notorious ruler, and her lover Marc Antony. Taken in chains to Rome as ten-year-olds, twins Selene and Alexander cling to each other, and to the hope of one day returning to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt
A train in winter : [a story of resistance, friendship, and survival] by Caroline Moorehead( Recording )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline Moorehead draws on interviews with these women and their families. German, French, and Polish archives, and World War II resistance organization documents to uncover a dark chapter of history that offers an inspiring portrait of ordinary people, of bravery and survival, and of the remarkable, enduring power of female friendship
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Recording )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AMansfield Park is the chronicle of the trials of Fanny Price. Sweet, innocent, sensitive, and thoroughly proper, Fanny is taken from her family and raised by wealthy, but selfish relatives. All her qualities are tested when she becomes the object of the unwanted attentions of an insincere rake
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë( Recording )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced by a storm to spend the night at the home of the somber Heathcliff, Mr. Lockwood uncovers a tale of terror and hatred on the Yorkshire moors
Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray( Recording )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1848, this social satire is about greed and corruption, told through the story of two girls: one a social climber who lives beyond her means and the other who is honest, but poor
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensual, rebellious Anna falls deeply and passionately in love with the handsome Count Vronsky. When she refuses to conduct the discreet affair that her cold, ambitious husband--and Russian high society--would condone, she is doomed. Set against the tragic love of Anna and Vronsky, the plight of the melancholy nobleman Konstantine Levin unfolds. In doubt about the meaning of life--a mirror of Tolstoy's own spiritual crisis--Konstantine is haunted by thoughts of suicide. A magnificent drama of vengeance, infidelity, and retribution, Anna Karenina tells the story of two characters whose emotional instincts conflict with the dominant social mores of their time
Mrs. Robinson's disgrace : the private diary of a Victorian lady by Kate Summerscale( )

20 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The longings of a frustrated wife collide with a society clinging to rigid ideas about sanity, the boundaries of privacy, the institution of marriage, and female sexuality
The seamstress : a memoir of survival by Sara Tuvel Bernstein( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up, Sara (Seren) Tuvel was the smartest, most ambitious girl in her Romanian mountain village. When she won and accepted a scholarship to a Gentiles-only Gymnasium, she was forced to make a decision that would change her path forever. At thirteen, faced with a teacher's anti-Semitism, Seren walked out of her classroom and into a new existence. She became the apprentice to a seamstress, and her skill with needle and thread enabled her again and again to patch the fraying pieces of her life. As the Nazis encircled the country and bombs rained down, Seren stitched her way to survival, scraping together enough money to provide for her family. When she, her younger sister Esther, and two friends were sent to the Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany, the four girls became one another's shelter
Lady Macbeth : a novel by Susan King( Recording )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Gruadh, called Rue, is the last female descendant of Scotland's most royal line. Married to a northern lord, she is widowed while still carrying his child and forced to marry his murderer: a rising warlord named Macbeth. Encountering danger from Vikings, Saxons, and treacherous Scots, Rue comes to respect the man she once despised--then realizes that Macbeth's complex ambitions extend beyond the borders of the vast northern region. Among powerful warlords and their steel-games, only Macbeth can unite Scotland--and his wife's royal blood is the key to his ultimate success
Emma by Jane Austen( Recording )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most perfect of Jane Austen's perfect novels begins with twenty-one-year-old Emma Woodhouse comfortably dominating the social order in the village of Highbury, convinced that she has both the understanding and the right to manage other people's lives-for their own good, of course. Her well-meant interfering centers on the aloof Jane Fairfax, the dangerously attractive Frank Churchill, the foolish if appealing Harriet Smith, and the ambitious young vicar Mr. Elton-and ends with her complacency shattered, her mind awakened to some of life's more intractable dilemmas, and her happiness assured. Austen's comic imagination was so deft and beautifully fluent that she could use it to probe the deepest human ironies while setting before us a dazzling gallery of characters-some pretentious or ridiculous, some admirable and moving, all utterly true
The lives of the kings and queens of England by Antonia Fraser( Recording )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This magnificent story of 1,000 years of English history is told through the lives and deeds of the Kings and Queens, from the Normans to the Windsors. Understand how the power of the crown has changed with the times and according to the character and ability of each monarch. Eight special contributors use the wealth of their expertise to succinctly capture the fascinating spectrum of royal life. Revised in 1998, this edition offers expanded coverage of the House of Windsor including events that have greatly affected the Royal Family
The sisters who would be queen : [Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey, a Tudor tragedy] by Leanda De Lisle( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Lady Jane Grey while offering insight into the parallel experiences of her sisters and the broader Grey family, detailing Jane's short reign and the royal bloodline that exposed all three to the enmity of Elizabeth I
A room with a view by E. M Forster( Recording )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romantic story of Lucy Honeychurch set in Italy and England is a cherished classic
The duchess by Amanda Foreman( Recording )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amanda Foreman, a Londoner, freelance journalist, and Oxford graduate, presents the captivating story of Lady Georgiana Spencer, the Duchess of Devonshire. In 1774, Georgiana married wealthy aristocrat and fifth duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish. The marriage spoiled immediately, and Georgiana, noted for her style and political involvement, yet limited as a woman by law, dealt with her adulterous and cold husband through secret substance and gambling addictions as well as illicit romances
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Recording )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary, unloved and selfish, finds friendship and happiness helping her neurotic, invalid cousin become strong and healthy. Nature's powerful magic touches both children as they toil to revive their secret garden. The story alludes to some very modern themes including the ability of mental beliefs to create health, the strength of group optimism, and the restorative power of nature
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The secret scripture
On Canaan's sideSense and sensibilityJane EyreCleopatra's daughter : a novelMansfield ParkWuthering HeightsVanity fairLady Macbeth : a novel
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