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Monica Dickens (1915–1992)

Autor(a) de Mariana

67+ Works 3,887 Membros 66 Críticas 12 Favorited

About the Author

Séries

Obras por Monica Dickens

Mariana (1940) 635 exemplares
One Pair of Hands (1939) 412 exemplares
One Pair of Feet (1942) 229 exemplares
The Winds of Heaven (1955) 203 exemplares
My Turn to Make the Tea (1951) 195 exemplares
The Happy Prisoner (1946) 118 exemplares
The House at World's End (1970) 104 exemplares
The Heart of London (1961) 103 exemplares
An Open Book (1978) 99 exemplares
The Angel in the Corner (1956) 98 exemplares
Flowers on the Grass (1949) 96 exemplares
Thursday Afternoons (1945) 94 exemplares
Kate and Emma (1964) 88 exemplares
The Great Fire (1970) 88 exemplares
Joy and Josephine (1948) 85 exemplares
Man Overboard (1958) 81 exemplares
Follyfoot (1971) 80 exemplares
Cobbler's Dream (1963) 79 exemplares
The Fancy (1943) 74 exemplares
My Fair Lady (1500) 72 exemplares
The Listeners (1970) 69 exemplares
No More Meadows (1953) 67 exemplares
Summer at World's End (1971) 62 exemplares
Spring Comes to World's End (1973) 60 exemplares
The Room Upstairs (1964) 59 exemplares
World's End in Winter (1972) 54 exemplares
The Landlord's Daughter (1968) 39 exemplares
Dear Doctor Lily (1988) 38 exemplares
Dora at Follyfoot (1972) 35 exemplares
One of the Family (1993) 29 exemplares
Is Anyone There? (1978) — Editor — 27 exemplares
Closed at Dusk (1990) 26 exemplares
The Messenger (1985) 25 exemplares
The Horses of Follyfoot (1975) 22 exemplares
Chronicle of a Working Life (2004) 22 exemplares
The Follyfoot Farm (1991) 22 exemplares
Last Year When I Was Young (1600) 21 exemplares
Ballad of Favour (1985) 21 exemplares
The Haunting of Bellamy 4 (1986) 19 exemplares
Stranger at Follyfoot (1976) 18 exemplares
Enchantment (1989) 17 exemplares
Cry of a Seagull (1986) 15 exemplares
Scarred (1991) 13 exemplares
Talking of Horses (1973) 13 exemplares
Yours Sincerely (1948) 6 exemplares
Follyfoot Farm (1973) 5 exemplares
"Evening News" Collection (1991) 3 exemplares
Portobello Road 2 exemplares
The end of the line 2 exemplares
The Great Escape (1974) 2 exemplares
Varsanjalan hevoset (1976) 1 exemplar
...Edward's fancy 1 exemplar
The Outsider 1 exemplar
Storm Ahead 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Emma (1815) — Introdução, algumas edições37,926 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
A Diary without Dates (1918) — Introdução, algumas edições81 exemplares
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The London of Charles Dickens (1970) — Prefácio — 13 exemplares
The Bedside Lilliput (1950) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Dickens, Monica Enid
Data de nascimento
1915-05-10
Data de falecimento
1992-12-25
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Londen, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Washington, D.C., VS
Falmouth, Massachusetts, VS
Hinxworth, Hertfordshire, VS
Educação
St Paul's Girls' School, London
Ocupações
cook
nurse
journalist
columnist
writer
fitter (mostrar todos 7)
debutante
Relações
Dickens, Charles (overgrootvader)
Dickens, Cedric (neef)
Organizações
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Samaritans
Prémios e menções honrosas
Member of the Order of the British Empire (1981)

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From the publisher: MONICA DICKENS, born in 1915, was brought up in London. Her mother's German origins and her Catholicism gave her the detached eye of an outsider; at St Paul's Girls' School she was under occupied and rebellious. After drama school she was a debutante before working as a cook. One Pair of Hands (1937), her first book, described life in the kitchens of Kensington. It was the first of a group of semi autobiographies of which Mariana (1940), technically a novel, was one. 'My aim is to entertain rather than instruct,' she wrote. 'I want readers to recognise life in my books.' In 1951 Monica Dickens married a US naval officer, Roy Stratton, moved to America and adopted two daughters. An extremely popular writer, she involved herself in, and wrote about, good causes such as the Samaritans. After her husband died she lived in a cottage in rural Berkshire, dying there in 1992.

Membros

Discussions

Story about a widow and her three daughters em Name that Book (Junho 2013)

Críticas

Orphaned by the Great Plague just the year before, a boy manages to finally pull his life together in London in 1666. He has a job ferrying passengers and piloting other people's boats through the treacherous passage under the London Bridge. He has a caring friend and a new place to stay. But now he must face the possibility it might all go up in smoke.

A decent enough bit of juvenile historical fiction, but I never cared about the characters and the ending seemed abrupt and too pat.
 
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villemezbrown | 1 outra crítica | Apr 16, 2024 |
In the early part of World War II, Mary hears on the news that her husband's ship has gone down, with some casualties. Her phone line is down, and she has no way of getting news of him till morning, so she goes to bed and finds safety in thinking about something else... anything else. She begins to relive memories of her entire life... her childhood with her mother and uncle Geoffrey who is an actor, her idyllic days at her grandparents' home in the country, her first crush, her foray into dramatic school, her sojourn in France where she is swept off her feet by Pierre, and finally the moment when the puzzle pieces fall into place and she meets her future husband.
I had a little trouble with this book at the beginning because there was too much description and not enough dialogue for me, but that improved. But then I wasn't sure how much I liked it because, until near the end, Mary felt rather distant as a character. Towards the end, though, I really did like it quite a bit. I suspect it's just a matter of personal taste for the narration style.
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Alishadt | 23 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2023 |
I dont remember much about this book except that I liked it as a child.Might have to do something with the children (the maincharacters) deciding to live by themselves at an old farm after their parent(s) either dies or has to travel.
 
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Litrvixen | 1 outra crítica | Jun 23, 2022 |
 
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Estatísticas

Obras
67
Also by
8
Membros
3,887
Popularidade
#6,517
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
66
ISBN
287
Línguas
11
Marcado como favorito
12

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