WorldCat Identities

Waterhouse, Keith

Works: 278 works in 1,180 publications in 6 languages and 11,025 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Comedy films  Biographies  Style manuals  Humorous fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Acting editions  Novels  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: PR6073.A82, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Keith Waterhouse
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Keith Waterhouse
Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

175 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,228 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

C. L. Jubb is thirty-six, married, gainfully employed, and active in his community, both in local government and as a volunteer youth leader working with disadvantaged boys. But as he narrates the story of his downfall, we begin to see that he is other things as well: a voyeur, a fetishist, a racist, an admirer of Mussolini, and above all, a man obsessed by his sexual fantasies. With its unforgettable protagonist - odious yet pitiable, vile yet oddly sympathetic - Keith Waterhouse’s third novel is both a gripping case study of a social and sexual misfit and an unsettling but wickedly funny social satire
There is a happy land by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

60 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 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 )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 348 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 )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domestic comedy. Suspicion, jealousy, hurt pride, and generation conflict erupt during traditional Sunday dinner in middle class Neapolitan family
Our song by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 218 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
Filumena : a play by Eduardo De Filippo( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and French and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mood by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinks by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything must go by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waterhouse on newspaper style by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised version of "Daily Mirror Style" by Keith Waterhouse, the Mirror's star columnist. Since its publication in 1982, it has been used as the guide to language usage by journalists ever since but now, owing to the Mirror's declining reputation, Waterhouse is rewriting it
The collected letters of a nobody : including Mr. Pooter's advice to his son by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 182 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
Billy Liar, a play in three acts by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unsweet charity by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 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
Good grief by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 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
Maggie Muggins, or, Spring in Earlʼs Court by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith Waterhouse : collected plays by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith Waterhouse is one of Britain's most popular writers in nearly every field. This collection brings together for the first time his most celebrated plays from a career spanning more than forty years. Our Song is a warm, tender, romantic drama, infused with moments of great humour. Pulling himself out of the rut of his middle-aged executive lifestyle, Roger Piper stumbles into a sixteen-month tempestuous affair. Billy Liar tells the story of a funeral parlour worker with a humdrum life, who spends most of his time dreaming of ways to escape his drab existence
Bimbo by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grossly misrepresented in her ghosted memoirs, Page Three glamour girl Debra Chase determines to set the record straight. Here then is the truth about her dizzy rise to fame via Tulse Hill's most revered fashion school, her liaisons with the entire Seathorpe soccer team and the lecherous Sir Monty Pratt MP, and her ensuing downfall. Written with sardonic wit and compassionate insight, this is a masterpiece of characterisation and a wickedly entertaining satire on British society
Office life by Keith Waterhouse( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 161 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 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portræt af Londons livligste kvarter og dets excentriske beboere
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.66 (from 0.36 for Billy Liar ... to 0.86 for Jewels : t ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Billy Liar
There is a happy landOur songWaterhouse on newspaper styleBilly Liar, a play in three actsUnsweet charityGood griefBimboSoho, or, Alex in Wonderland
Alternative Names

controlled identityFroy, Herald

controlled identityGibb, Lee

Froy, Herald 1929-2009

Gibb, Lee 1929-2009

Keith Waterhouse British writer

Keith Waterhouse Brits journalist (1929-2009)

Keith Waterhouse britský spisovatel a publicista

Keith Waterhouse écrivain britannique

Keith Waterhouse engelsk dramatiker, romanförfattare och journalist

Keith Waterhouse escriptor britànic

Keith Waterhouse escritor britânico

Keith Waterhouse scriitor britanic

Keith Waterhouse scrittore britannico

Keith Waterhouse shkrimtar britanik

Keith Waterhouse Suurbritannia kirjanik

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

كيث واترهاوس

كيث واترهاوس كاتب بريطاني

کیت واترهاوس


English (522)

French (4)

Dutch (4)

Polish (2)

Spanish (2)

Russian (1)