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Rathbone, Julian 1935-2008

Works: 111 works in 427 publications in 13 languages and 8,593 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Domestic fiction  Graphic novels  Case studies  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR6068.A8, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Julian Rathbone
The last English king by Julian Rathbone( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on King Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king of the English. It traces his life from birth to his death at the Battle of Hastings, the start of the Norman conquest of Britain. Told in old age by a participant in the battle
A spy of the old school by Julian Rathbone( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very English agent by Julian Rathbone( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I december 1852, kort efter Napoleonskrigene, trænger Charlie Boylan ind i Underhuset med en ladt pistol. Efter næsten 40 års tjeneste som politispion kræver han at få sin pension, som han er sikker på at få, da han sidder inde med mange statshemmeligheder. Han bliver imidlertid fængslet, hvor han skriver sine erindringer for at legitimere sine krav
The mutiny : a novel by Julian Rathbone( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For its British population, the India that swelters in the late spring of 1857 is a place of amateur theatricals, horseracing and flirtations under the aegis of the omnipotent East India company. But a brutal awakening lies in store for the complacent British: one May night, after thirty years of abuse, the East India Company's native soldiers rise up against their British officers. Thus begins the most savage episode in our imperial history. Caught up in the violence is pretty Sophie Hardcastle, a young wife and mother newly arrived from England. As she searches for her infant son, missing in the chaos, Sophie finds herself bearing witness to atrocities on both sides. Moving, sombre and thrilling, Rathbone's tale is told on a grand scale, ranging from the Cannings in Government House to the heroism of the humblest soldiers and peasants. It is as exhilarating as any Victorian adventure story, and yet, with its unflinching examination of religious fanaticism and the horrors of war, THE MUTINY also carries a powerful message for the modern world
Birth of a nation : a comic novel by Aaron McGruder( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Hungarian and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This scathingly hilarious political satire-produced from a collaboration of three of our funniest humorists-answers the burning question: Would anyone care if East St. Louis seceded from the Union? East St. Louis, Illinois ("the inner city without an outer city"), is an impoverished town, so poor that Fred Fredericks, its idealistic mayor, starts off Election Day by collecting the city's trash in his own minivan. But the mayor believes in the power of democracy and rallies his fellow citizens to the polls for the presidential election, only to find hundreds of them turned away for trumped-up reasons. Even sweet old Miss Jackson-not to mention the mayor himself-is denied the vote because her name turns up on a bogus list of felons. The national election hinges on Illinois's electoral votes and, as a result of the mass disenfranchisement of East St. Louis, a radical right-wing junta led by a dim-witted Texas governor seizes the Oval Office. Prodded by shady black billionaire and old friend John Roberts, Fredericks devises a radical plan of protest: East St. Louis will secede from the Union. Roberts opens an "offshore" bank (albeit in the heart of the U.S.) to finance the newly liberated country, and suddenly East St. Louis becomes the Switzerland of the American heartland, flush with money. It also begins to attract a motley circus of idealistic young militants, OPEC-funded hitmen, CIA operatives, tabloid reporters, and AWOL black servicemen eager to protect and serve the new nation. Problems set in almost immediately: Controversies rage over the name and national anthem of the new country (they decide on the Republic of Blackland with an anthem sung to the tune of the theme from Good Times), and local thug Roscoe becomes a warlord and turns his gang into a paramilitary force. When the U.S. military begins to move in, Fredericks is forced to decide whether his protest is worth taking all the way. Birth of a Nation starts with a scenario drawn from the botched election of 2000 and spins it into a brilliantly absurd work of sharply pointed satire. Along the way the authors lay into a host of hot social and cultural issues-skewering white supremacists, black nationalists, and everyone in between-drawing real blood and real laughs in equal measure in this riotous send-up of American politics
Greenfinger by Julian Rathbone( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in Japanese and English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kings of Albion by Julian Rathbone( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fra England under rosekrigene 1460
The Euro-killers by Julian Rathbone( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een rechercheur belandt in een doolhof van intriges, als hij een door milieubeschermers ontvoerde industrieel tracht op te sporen
Lying in state by Julian Rathbone( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lifelong opponent of Fascism, Roberto Fairrie is hunted by a Nazi hired killer in Madrid while Franco lies dying. Roberto knows far too much about tapes linking the Perons and Argentina with top Nazi war criminals Eichmann and Bormann
Watching the detectives by Julian Rathbone( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellington's war, or, 'Atty, the long-nosed bugger that licks the French' : peninsular dispatches by Arthur Wellesley Wellington( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of the astonishing Peninsular War campaign told by the one man who did more to direct its outcome than any other -- Wellington himself ... Julian Rathbone has made a selection from Wellington's war dispatches and letters and, using the skills of an accomplished thriller writer, added his own dramatic, explanatory narrative"--Page 4 of cover
As bad as it gets by Julian Rathbone( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homage by Julian Rathbone( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reformed alcoholic, ageing hippy, victim of a dysfunctional marriage, British private eye Chris Shovelin answers a call for help from the other side of the world. Arriving in San Diego he discovers Jefferson, the friend in need, lying on the floor of his apartment with a hole in his head. Shovelin's instinct is to run, but China Heart, chic and mega-rich, wants him to take over where Jefferson failed and find Jerry Lennox, her missing brother. From a dude ranch in the desert to Los Angeles and San Francisco the chase is on. But who is being hunted - Shovelin or Lennox? Catastrophic air crashes, extortion, drugs and murder all play their part in bringing about a tumultuous climax which makes Waco seem like a firework party
Base case by Julian Rathbone( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sand blind by Julian Rathbone( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Danish and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of international intrigue, women spies and seduction featuring Arnold Cartwright, a British engineer working on a radar project for Iraq. The novel presents the Gulf War from the Iraqi point of view. By the author of Lying in State
Trip trap by Julian Rathbone( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accidents will happen by Julian Rathbone( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blame Hitler by Julian Rathbone( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Motoring with his family in France, Thomas Somers is struck with an unsettling thought - by the end of the holiday he will be older than his father was when he died. His dreams take him to one of Wellington's battlefields, where he comes to terms with his father's crippling past."--Publisher's description
With my knives I know I'm good by Julian Rathbone( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph : the life of Joseph Bosham, self-styled 3rd Viscount of Bosham, covering the years from 1790 to 1813 by Julian Rathbone( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spain - 1808 to 1813 - where Revolution collides with Reaction, a British Army with a French; the Spain of Goya, where ignorant armies clash and from under them all comes the voice of Joseph: by birth European, by education enlightened, and living in Salamanca which suffered a new invasion every six months and saw one of Wellington's greatest battles. From the moment in early childhood when Joseph hurls a stone at a playmate and makes an evil enemy for life, to the last page when he climbs a hill in North Spain accompanied by a donkey, a giantess, and a new-born babe, and blunders into a battle, he takes the reader by the elbow and hurries him 'will he or will he not' across the terrible years that saw the birth of our own times. Racy, picaresque, but with an underlying seriousness, JOSEPH is a panoramic novel of the Spanish Penisular War, revealing as Goya did its grotesqueries and ironies as well as its horrifying waste of life. Rathbone's wit, sensitivity and confident grasp of the subject are superbly matched to this brilliant historical scene."--Publisher's description
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The last English king
Alternative Names
Julian Rathbone britischer Schriftsteller

Julian Rathbone Brits romanschrijver (1935-2008)

Julian Rathbone écrivain britannique

Julian Rathbone English novelist


ラズボーン, J


A very English agentThe mutiny : a novelBirth of a nation : a comic novelKings of AlbionAs bad as it getsHomageSand blindAccidents will happen