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Waterhouse, Keith

Overview
Works: 238 works in 1,049 publications in 7 languages and 11,799 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Biography  Satire  Style manuals  Humorous fiction  Suspense fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Other, Adapter, Contributor
Classifications: PR6073.A82, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Keith Waterhouse
Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

164 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. Keith Waterhouse's Billy Liar was published in 1959, and captures brilliantly the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small town. It tells the story of Billy Fisher, a Yorkshire teenager unable to stop lying - especially to his three girlfriends. Trapped by his boring job and working-class parents, Billy finds that his only happiness lies in grand plans for his future and fantastical day-dreams of the fictional country Ambrosia
Jubb by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een man met een ziekelijke belangstelling voor seks loopt urenlang achter vrouwen aan en bezoekt winkels met pornografische lectuur, maar wordt zich er zo nu en dan ineens van bewust in wezen op zoek te zijn naar een vroegere geliefde
There is a happy land by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

55 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tells of the events of a few weeks in the life of a small boy on a north county council estate and the rhubarb fields, quarries and Clerk of Works yard that are his playground. Unlike most boys portrayed in fiction he is not an ultrasensitive soul but an ordinary boy, occasionally cowardly, sometimes a liar, tough in his own eyes and often insecure in his dealings with others
Billy Liar on the moon by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this 1975 sequel, Billy is thirty-three but still hasn't grown out of his propensity for lying. Stuck in a loveless marriage in a dismal town, where he has a dead-end job in local government, Billy seeks escape through his affair with Helen, who is also unhappily married. But once again he finds himself in danger of being undone by his lies: vodka martinis charged to his expense account, a wise-cracking alter ego named Oscar, a false police report about a stolen set of nonexistent golf clubs, an imaginary cat named 'Mr Pussy-paws' . . . Now the all-important town festival is approaching, but instead of doing the planning, Billy is busy trying to keep ahead of the suspicions of his wife, the police, and Helen's jealous husband." --Publisher description
Saturday, Sunday, Monday : a play in three acts by Eduardo De Filippo( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domestic comedy. Suspicion, jealousy, hurt pride, and generation conflict erupt during traditional Sunday dinner in middle class Neapolitan family
Filumena : a play by Eduardo De Filippo( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film focuses on a family conceived out of wedlock. The mother is determined to rise her children and give them legitimacy in spite of a hostile environment. The father is called to repent his lack of paternal responsibility
Our song by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een 50-jarige man schrijft een brief aan zijn bij een auto-ongeluk omgekomen jonge maîtresse, waarin hij hun verhouding opnieuw beleeft
In the mood by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinks by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything must go by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good grief by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning from the memorial service for her husband, a tough tabloid editor cut down in his prime, June Pepper sets about following his instructions to keep a journal as therapy. But both grief and the journal prove elusive. Distracted by a problem stepdaughter and by a liaison with a man she discovers wearing one of her husband's old suits, June finds bereavement far from straightforward. And as she empties skeletons from closets, she learns there is far more to life than death
Unsweet charity by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As editor of the local newspaper in the small, pleasant town of Badgers Heath, Oliver Kettle is expected to join in the locals' constant efforts to raise money for good causes, from karaoke marathons to sponsored funerals. But with Bananaskin Week, the biggest fund-raising drive of them all, the hapless Kettle finds himself drawn into a spiralling nightmare of adultery, blackmail and intrigue. Too late, he realises that charity is the last consideration of his fellow citizens
The collected letters of a nobody : including Mr. Pooter's advice to his son by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brieven aan allerlei mensen van de hoofdpersoon uit Grossmith's Diary of a nobody (1892) Charles Pooter, over alledaagse gebeurtenissen in de periode 1888-1889
Waterhouse on newspaper style by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a manual of tabloid journalism for students and everybody in the business
Palace Pier by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1960s, a golden age for newly-discovered writers, Chris Duffy was something of a nearly man. His debut novel was reasonably successful; his second was turned down as being too like the first. Thanks to procrastination and heavy drinking, he has published nothing since." "Settled now in Brighton, where he ekes out a living running a market bric-a-brac stall, Duffy dreams of the blurred decades that seem to have slipped through his fingers: where did it all go wrong?" "But during one confusing weekend, on the opening days of the Brighton Literary Festival, everything looks set to change. Lurching through the razzmatazz of stilt-walkers, mime artists and unicyclists, Duffy learns of the existence of a long-lost manuscript by a famous novelist, now dead, and resolves to get hold of it, pass it off as his own and thus give his wilted career a kick-start. Unfortunately, little in Duffy's disordered life ever runs smoothly, particularly on this crowded weekend."--BOOK JACKET
Maggie Muggins, or, Spring in Earlʼs Court by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Liar, a play in three acts by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soho, or, Alex in Wonderland by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op zoek naar zijn weggelopen vriendin beleeft een man uit Leeds allerlei avonturen in Soho, Londen
Office life by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Liar by John Schlesinger( Visual )

46 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Fisher, whose constant daydreams and truth-deficient stories earn him the nickname of "Billy Liar," dreams of escape from an unsympathetic, resolutely working-class family, a pair of demanding fiancees, and an insecure dead-end job at an undertakers
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Billy Liar
Alternative Names

controlled identityFroy, Herald

controlled identityGibb, Lee

Froy, Herald 1929-2009

Gibb, Lee 1929-2009

Keith Waterhouse écrivain britannique

Keith Waterhouse escriptor britànic

Keith Waterhouse escritor británico

Kevin Waterhouse

Waterhouse, Keith

Waterhouse, Keith S. 1929-

Waterhouse, Keith S. 1929-2009

Waterhouse, Keith Spencer.

Waterhouse, Keith Spencer 1929-

Waterhouse, Keith Spencer 1929-2009

Кийт Уотърхаус

Уотерхаус, Кит

קית' ווטרהאוז סופר בריטי

کیت واترهاوس

キース・ウォーターハウス

Languages
English (475)

Dutch (8)

French (6)

German (3)

Polish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
There is a happy landOur songGood griefUnsweet charityWaterhouse on newspaper stylePalace PierSoho, or, Alex in WonderlandBilly Liar