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Marnham, Patrick

Overview
Works: 40 works in 253 publications in 7 languages and 8,149 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ND259.R5, B
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Most widely held works about Patrick Marnham
 
Most widely held works by Patrick Marnham
Dreaming with his eyes open : a life of Diego Rivera by Patrick Marnham( Book )

41 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Mexican artist Diego Rivera and discusses the artists who influenced him, his involvement in Communism, his family life, and other related topics
The man who wasn't Maigret : a portrait of Georges Simenon by Patrick Marnham( Book )

41 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om den franske kriminalforfatter
Resistance and betrayal : the death and life of the greatest hero of the French Resistance by Patrick Marnham( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not long after 2:00 P.M. on June 21, 1943, eight men met in secret at a doctor's house in Lyon. They represented the warring factions of the French Resistance and had been summoned by General de Gaulle's new envoy, a man most of them knew simply as "Max."" "Minutes after the last man entered the house, the Gestapo broke in, led by Klaus Barbie, the infamous "Butcher of Lyon." The fate awaiting Barbie's prisoners was torture, deportation, and death. "Max" was tortured sadistically but never broke: he took his many secrets to his grave. In that moment, the legend of Jean Moulin was born." "Who betrayed Jean Moulin? And who was this enigmatic hero, a man as skilled in deception as he was in acts of heroism? After the war, his ashes were transferred to the Pantheon - France's highest honor - where his memory is revered alongside that of Voltaire and Victor Hugo. But Moulin's story is full of unanswered questions: the truth of his life is far more complicated than the legend conveniently manufactured by de Gaulle." "Resistance and Betrayal tells for the first time in English the epic story of France's greatest war hero, a Schindler-like character of ambiguous motivation. Resistance and Betrayal brings to life the dark and duplicitous world of the French Resistance and offers a startling conclusion to one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Second World War."--Jacket
Lourdes : a modern pilgrimage by Patrick Marnham( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild Mary : the life of Mary Wesley by Patrick Marnham( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Wesley published her first novel in 1983 when she was seventy years old - and went on to write nine bestsellers, including The Camomile Lawn, which was made into a TV series." "Wesley was a pen name, derived from the family name of Wellesley. She was born Mary Farmar, related to the Duke of Wellington, and grew up a rebel who believed that she was her mother's least favourite child. Like many girls of her background, she married for escape. She herself summarised the pre-War years as 'God! When I think of the time I've wasted going to bed with old Etonians.' Her first marriage (to Lord Swinfen) was brief and conventional. In the late 1930s, she began a fascination with Heinz Ziegler, a Czech university professor and wartime air gunner; his brother, Paul, later a Benedictine monk, also fell under her spell. In 1944, she met her adored second husband, Eric Siepmann, a writer who never managed to make any money at all from writing. Their marriage, which was mercurial and bohemian, lasted until his death. In her later years she enjoyed a relationship with playwright Robert Bolt." "At the outbreak of the Second World War she was, as she put it, 'roped into Intelligence', where she worked on breaking codes. MI5 and her rackety life during the Blitz eventually inspired her novels, many of which were concerned with multiple wartime love affairs. She wrote about the atmosphere of the home front and how the imminence of death loosened inhibitions - her fiction was as sexy and as candid as she was herself. She drew on her eccentric friends and her love of Cornwall and the West Country, while the darkness in her novels was illuminated by a caustic sense of the ridiculous. Her style has been described as arsenic without the old lace."--Jacket
Trail of havoc : in the steps of Lord Lucan by Patrick Marnham( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantastic invasion : notes on contemporary Africa by Patrick Marnham( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nomads of the Sahel by Patrick Marnham( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Map of western Africa showing the Sahel
So far from God : a journey to Central America by Patrick Marnham( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With humour and a merciless eye, the author portrays the people and predicaments he encountered on an uncomfortable and hazardous journey through Spain, California, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. He discusses the complexity of Central American politics including the role of the Church and attitudes to the U.S
The death of Jean Moulin : biography of a ghost by Patrick Marnham( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Swedish and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Private eye story : the first 21 years by Patrick Marnham( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantastic invasion : dispatches from contemporary Africa by Patrick Marnham( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book on independent Africa today the author shows how outsiders - British, Russian, American, French and Chinese, have repeatedly tried to alter a land they do not understand. The relief workers, scientists, businessmen, tourists and conservationists all roam through Africa wreaking havoc as they go, attempting to mould the continent into their numerous images and ideals. "Fanastic Invasion" is the story of these invaders and the continent beneath, a candid narrative available neither in tourist guide nor in academic studies
Snake dance : journeys beneath a nuclear sky by Patrick Marnham( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantastic invasion : dispatches from Africa by Patrick Marnham( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild Mary : a life of Mary Wesley by Patrick Marnham( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Wesley published her first novel in 1983 when she was seventy years old - and went on to write nine bestsellers, including The Camomile Lawn, which was made into a TV series." "Wesley was a pen name, derived from the family name of Wellesley. She was born Mary Farmar, related to the Duke of Wellington, and grew up a rebel who believed that she was her mother's least favourite child. Like many girls of her background, she married for escape. She herself summarised the pre-War years as 'God! When I think of the time I've wasted going to bed with old Etonians.' Her first marriage (to Lord Swinfen) was brief and conventional. In the late 1930s, she began a fascination with Heinz Ziegler, a Czech university professor and wartime air gunner; his brother, Paul, later a Benedictine monk, also fell under her spell. In 1944, she met her adored second husband, Eric Siepmann, a writer who never managed to make any money at all from writing. Their marriage, which was mercurial and bohemian, lasted until his death. In her later years she enjoyed a relationship with playwright Robert Bolt." "At the outbreak of the Second World War she was, as she put it, 'roped into Intelligence', where she worked on breaking codes. MI5 and her rackety life during the Blitz eventually inspired her novels, many of which were concerned with multiple wartime love affairs. She wrote about the atmosphere of the home front and how the imminence of death loosened inhibitions - her fiction was as sexy and as candid as she was herself. She drew on her eccentric friends and her love of Cornwall and the West Country, while the darkness in her novels was illuminated by a caustic sense of the ridiculous. Her style has been described as arsenic without the old lace."--Jacket
Crime and the Académie française : dispatches from Paris by Patrick Marnham( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road to Katmandu; traveled by a bunch of zombies--like us by Patrick Marnham( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night thoughts : the Spectator bedside book( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dispatches from Africa by Patrick Marnham( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Mary Wesley by Patrick Marnham( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wesley published her first novel when she was 70 and went on to write nine more bestsellers before her death, age 89, in 2002. At the outbreak of WWII, she was 'roped into intelligence', where she worked on breaking codes
 
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Dreaming with his eyes open : a life of Diego Rivera
Alternative Names
Marnham, Patrick

Patrick Marnham British writer

マーンハム, パトリック

Languages
English (192)

French (11)

Italian (9)

Spanish (7)

Dutch (3)

German (2)

Swedish (2)

Covers
The man who wasn't Maigret : a portrait of Georges SimenonResistance and betrayal : the death and life of the greatest hero of the French ResistanceLourdes : a modern pilgrimageWild Mary : the life of Mary WesleySo far from God : a journey to Central AmericaThe death of Jean Moulin : biography of a ghostFantastic invasion : dispatches from AfricaWild Mary : a life of Mary Wesley