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Madeleine A. Polland (1918–2005)

Autor/a de Beorn the Proud

31 obres 1,656 Membres 6 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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Obres de Madeleine A. Polland

Beorn the Proud (1962) 583 exemplars
Mission to Cathay (1997) 376 exemplars
Flame Over Tara (2004) 296 exemplars
Fingal's Quest (1960) 85 exemplars
City of the Golden House (1963) 65 exemplars
Children of the Red King (1959) 39 exemplars
Sabrina (1979) 27 exemplars
Deirdre (1967) 24 exemplars
The Queen's Blessing (1963) 20 exemplars
Queen Without Crown (1964) 16 exemplars
The Heart Speaks Many Ways (1982) 15 exemplars
To Kill a King (1970) 10 exemplars
All Their Kingdoms (1981) 9 exemplars
Prince of the Double Axe (1976) 8 exemplars
No Price Too High (1984) 7 exemplars
To Tell My People (1968) 6 exemplars
The White Twilight (1962) 6 exemplars
Alhambra (1971) 5 exemplars
Daughter of the Sea (1972) 4 exemplars
Stranger in the Hills (1968) 4 exemplars
Thicker Than Water (1966) 3 exemplars
Fingal's Quest 3 exemplars
Shattered Summer (1970) 2 exemplars
A Family Affair (1971) 2 exemplars
As It Was in the Beginning (1988) 1 exemplars
Rich man's flowers (1992) 1 exemplars
Queen Without Crown 1 exemplars
Minutes of a Murder 1 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1918-05-31
Data de defunció
2005
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
Ireland
Professions
children's book author
historical novelist
Biografia breu
Madeleine Polland, née Cahill, was born in the south of Ireland and experienced the turmoil of the Irish Rebellion in the early 1920s, before her father moved the family to England. As a young adult, she got a job at the local library, and helped rebuild its book collection. During World War II, she enlisted in the British military and served at a radar installation. In 1946, she married Arthur Polland, with whom she had two children who provided inspiration for various of her books. Her first published work was Children of the Red King (1960), followed by Beorn the Proud (1961) and many more popular historical novels for children and young adults. She traveled to nearly all the places she wrote about to gain insights and understanding, giving her books depth and authenticity.

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ASSG.Library | Mar 15, 2024 |
I would have liked to have given this three stars, as it was well written and engaging, but I found some of the passages very lacking, though it has strong characters and a satisfying conclusion.
 
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MissClark | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jan 19, 2012 |
Takes place c. 800 in Iceland and Denmark. Beorn is the arrogant young son of a Viking chiefton who captures a Christian girl from Ireland, and takes her as a slave. The contrast between the One True God and the multiple Norse gods is clear.
 
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mwittkids | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Oct 28, 2007 |
This one basically is a fictionalized account of the arrival of St. Patrick in Ireland in A.D. 432. For those who don't know the tradition, Patrick was a British lad who was kidnapped, taken to Ireland and enslaved there. After a number of years he escaped, but then later returned to bring his faith to the Irish people. His return is where the book begins and how he's accepted, or not, fills out the tale. It's an enjoyable read, though Ms. Polland seems to take pains to explain away any supernatural element of the traditional accounts. Despite that small distraction though, it made for a nice way to fill an afternoon.
--J.
… (més)
½
 
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Hamburgerclan | Apr 15, 2006 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
31
Membres
1,656
Popularitat
#15,516
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
6
ISBN
63
Llengües
1
Preferit
2

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