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Olivia Manning (1911-1980) was an Anglo-Irish author. Her novels usually had to do with personal journeys, set in England, Ireland and the Middle East – using drawing on her own experiences. After growing up in England and Ireland, she married British Council lecturer R.D. Smith and spent time in Romania, Greece, Egypt and Palestine, before returning to England. Olivia didn’t gain much fame until her Balkan and Levant trilogies were adapted into the “Fortunes of War” TV series in 1987 – seven years after her death.

Olivia Manning made her debut as a published author in 1937 with the novel The Wind Changes. Her final published work was the posthumously published Remarkable Expedition in 1985. Below is a list of Olivia Manning’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Balkan Trilogy Books

The Great Fortune(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spoilt City(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friends and Heroes(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Levant Trilogy Books

The Danger Tree(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Battle Lost and Won(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sum of Things(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Wind Changes(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dreaming Shore(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
School for Love(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Different Face(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Doves of Venus(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Play Room(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rain Forest(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Artist Among the Missing(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remarkable Expedition(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

A Romantic Hero(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Penguin Modern Stories 12(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Extraordinary Cats(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Penguin Modern Stories 12 also has stories by Ian Cochrane, Gabriel Josipovici and Francis King.

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Olivia Manning Synopses: The Doves of Venus is a standalone title by Olivia Manning. Eighteen-year-old Ellie has come to London looking for an adventure. Quintin, finds her a job in fashionable Chelsea. But Quintin, the seducer of one dove is also the husband of another. And Petta, his once beautiful wife, is fighting back age as fiercely as Ellie is plunging into it.

The Rain Forest is a standalone novel by Olivia Manning. Married, but obstinately set in their separate ways, writers Hugh and Kristy Foster travel to Al-Bustan, an island out in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Too late they discover how it seethes with unrest and intrigue, and a light is shone upon their differences.

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