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Parsons, Frances

Overview
Works: 49 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 110 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Diaries  Personal narratives  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6073.A444, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Frances Parsons
 
Most widely held works by Frances Parsons
Behavior and fate of hazardous organic chemicals in contaminated ground water : final report( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scandalous life : the biography of Jane Digby el Mezrab by Mary S Lovell( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Dorset into the aristrocratic Digby family in 1807, the notorious and passionate beauty Lady Jane Digby ended her days in Damascus in 1881 as the wife of a Bedouin sheikh. The author has produced not only a sympathetic and dramatic portrait of a rare woman, but also a fascinating glimpse into the centuries old Bedouin tradition that is now almost lost
Love you to bits and pieces : life with David Helfgott by Gillian Helfgott( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography charts Davids̀ struggle to escape the legacy of his troubled childhood and, mental problems, wi help of his wife and friends, he forms a new sense of self without losing his magical quirkiness and childlike sense of wonder
Erskine Childers by Jim Ring( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of Britain's imperial zenith, the great arms race and the First World War, this biography does full justice to a dramatic and intriguing story. Fresh evidence sheds further light on a man whom Churchill declared displayed 'deadly and malignant hatred for the land of his birth', yet of whom John Buchan could remark, 'no revolution ever produced a nobler and purer spirit'
The dark room by Minette Walters( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An heiress tries to kill herself after being jilted, but when she awakes from her coma, she can remember nothing. In order to unlock the nightmares, she must disturb terrifying memories
Oyster by Janette Turner Hospital( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangers arrive at an opal mining town in outback Queensland. They are searching for two people who have mysteriously disappeared. In the town there are two opposing cultures, the rough-diamond bush folk and the church-going fundamentalists. They used to co-exist peaceably, until the arrival of the cult messiah Oyster
Drylands by Thea Astley( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her flat above Drylands' newsagency, Janet Deakin is writing a book for the world's last reader. Little has changed her in 50 years, except for the coming of cable TV. Loneliness is almost a religion, and still everyone knows your business. But the town is being outmanoeuvered by drought and begins to empty, pouring itself out like water into sand. Small minds shrink even smaller in the vastness of the land. One man is forced out by council rates and bigotry; another sells his property, risking the lot to build his dream. And all of them are shadowed by violence of some sort - these people whose only victory over the town is in leaving it
No cake, no jam by Marian Hughes( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author grew up during the Blitz and rose above adversity through sheer guts and strength of character. This is not a sad book. It is full of vigour, truth, humour and curiosity. It celebrates a passionate love of life
Rich desserts and captains̀ thin : a family and their times, 1831-1931 by Margaret Forster( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1831 Jonathan Dodgson Carr, son of a Quaker grocer, set off to walk from his home in Kendal to Carlisle, determined to launch a great enterprise. He didn't walk all the way there - but he did march straight into local legend. Within fifteen years, Carr's of Carlisle had become one of the largest baking businesses in Britain - and is a by-word for biscuits to this day
Across the top by Sorrel Wilby( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1991 Sorrel Wilby and her husband Chris became the the first people to ever traverse the highest, wildest and toughest mountain range known to man. The Australian duo trekked from the banks of the mighty Indus in Pakistan to the banks of the Brahmaputra in India
On Beulah Height by Reginald Hill( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl goes missing in the village of Dendale and the residents find their old fears returning. Fifteen years ago three young girls disappeared without trace but this time Chief Superintendent Dalziel is determined he will find the culprit
Seasons of love in Australia and Germany by Adriane Wildencamp( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story about a woman who loses her heart to Australia and an Australian man. It is also about her escape, from the darkness of German guilt and from her own past - into a passionate marriage, motherhood, her career as a rural GP and obstetrician, and a new home in the pristine beauty of Tasmania. Then comes the challenge of the 'German Year' when she takes her whole family to explore the Germany of today
Effects of fire in the ecosystem : an ecological study of the effects of fire on the wet prairie, sawgrass glades, and pineland communities of south Florida by Ronald Harold Hofstetter( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madagascar travels by Christina Dodwell( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madagascar is an island of secrets, where new species of wildlife are regularly discovered and rumours of mysterious aboriginals and natural phenomena persist in the forest. Christina Dodwell explores its least accessible corners and makes friends with its people
Starting again by Gillian Bouras( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gillian Bouras comes and goes between London and the village in the Peloponnese to which she migrated nearly twenty years ago. Unable to settle in either England or Greece, her life is one of perpetual journey, of constant goodbyes and starting again. Even in Australia, where she was born and raised, she feels like an outsider
Sister, sister by Anna Rosner Blay( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the busy marketplaces of pre-war Poland and the horror of the Holocaust to the apparent peace and safety of suburban Melbourne, this is the story of two sisters who mircaulously survived. Through recollections and dreams we learn of the power of the human spirit
Maina Gielgud : a biography by John Larkin( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Maina Gielguds̀ life is rich, dramatic, intriguing and compelling. She became one of the leading ballerinas of her time. She was Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet from 1983 to 1996, during which time she transformed it into a world-class company at the leading edge of Australian cultural expression at home and abroad
Elizabeth Gaskell : a habit of stories by Jennifer S Uglow( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an outstanding biography of one of the great English female novelists of the 19th century. Through detailed accounts of Gaskell's life as a Unitarian minister's wife in mid-century Manchester, the Genesis and themes of her prolific writings and her abundant friendships Uglow also touches much of the intellectual and literary life of Victorian England
A quiet life by Martha Robertson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Martha Robertson's story of the unique life of the lighthouse where the mundane activities of a mainland existence become exciting, certainly different and often downright near impossible. Growing up in the 20s and 30s, describing the war years and life in the Wrens, Martha brings to her story a delightful warmth and more than a touch of humour. This is a truly unusual account of an existence that has disapeared forever as automation puts the seal on lightkeeping as a thing of the past
Journey to bright water by Janine Burke( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorrie sets out for Terrigal on the New South Wales coast where her father went missing in a fishing accident. Why won't anyone except Dorrie believe that he isn't dead? She is convinced that she will solve the mystery of her father's disappearance
 
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A scandalous life : the biography of Jane Digby el Mezrab
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