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Nicholson, William

Works: 186 works in 1,170 publications in 12 languages and 39,103 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Film adaptations  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works  Biographical films  War films  Sports films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Creator, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Film editor, Director, Performer
Classifications: PZ7.N5548, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Nicholson
Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schnberg( Visual )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 3,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 19th century France the paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and rises to the rank of mayor. He encounters a beautiful but desperately ill woman named Fantine and cares for her daughter, Cosette, after her death. All the while he is obsessively pursued by the policeman Javert, who vows to make him pay for the crimes of his past
Gladiator by Ridley Scott( Visual )

104 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new Emperor, Commodus. He becomes a slave and then a gladiator, fighting in the Roman Colosseum in defiance of the Emperor
Seeker by William Nicholson( Book )

37 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having been rejected by the Nomana--the revered warrior-monk order they long to join--sixteen-year-olds Seeker and Morning Star, along with a curious pirate named Wildman, attempt to prove that they are worthy of joining the community, after all
Jango by William Nicholson( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeker, the Wildman, and Morning Star discover that the mysterious warrior sect they had been so desperate to join is not quite what it appears from the outside
Noman by William Nicholson( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeker, who is obsessed with his increasingly perilous quest to kill the last of the Old Ones, finds that his mission has placed him at odds with a new leader who preaches peace and joy
Elizabeth the golden age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1585: Philip II's Catholic Spain is the most powerful empire in the world. Only England, ruled by Protestant Elizabeth, stands against him. The Queen is threatened by a depleted treasury, constant threats of assassination, and plots by Philip to install her cousin, Queen Mary of Scotland, on her throne. To which end a great armada is poised to invade England--as punishment for the capture of his treasure-ships, and to make Europe safe for Catholicism--even as Elizabeth's attention is diverted to Sir Walter Raleigh, returned from the New World with two gifts: the territory of Virginia and tobacco. Facing her greatest challenge, Elizabeth must rally her country to safeguard her kingdom, destroy her enemies, and secure her position as "Mother to her people."
The wind singer : an adventure by William Nicholson( Book )

81 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Kestrel Hath rebels against the stifling rules of Amaranth society and is forced to flee, she, along with her twin brother and a tagalong classmate, follow an ancient map in quest of the legendary silver voice of the wind singer, in an attempt to heal Amaranth and its people
Unbroken( Visual )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp
Mandela, long walk to freedom by Justin Chadwick( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society
Slaves of the Mastery by William Nicholson( Book )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Bowman uses his newly-discovered powers to join with his twin sister Kestrel in an attempt to liberate their people from the "beautiful but cruel" civilization which has enslaved them
Nell by Michael Apted( Visual )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The backwoods of North Carolina is where Nell lives, all alone. She has her own form of language and no idea of a world beyond her small plot of land. When civilization enters her life, Nell's life will never be the same again
Shadowlands by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Poetess Joy Gresham meets prof. C.S. Lewis and secretly marries him to avoid deportation. For him it is a union of convenience, for her a union of love and she can no longer accept his denial. Before he can voice his need for her, Joy is admitted to hospital suffering from advanced bone cancer. For the first time, his faith is severely tested
First Knight by Jerry Zucker( Visual )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new vision of King Arthur's Camelot. A vision of battles, courage, and of the undeniable love that brought an entire kingdom to its knees ... and the undying passion that made it live forever
Shadowlands by William Nicholson( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-act play about the romance of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman. The action takes place in Oxford in the 1950s. Originally presented at the The Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 5 Oct. 1989
Motherland by William Nicholson( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Summer, 1942. Kitty, an army driver stationed in Sussex, meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer with Combined Ops. She falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry. Both men go off to war, and Ed wins the highest military honor for his bravery. But sometimes heroes don't make the best husbands. [This novel] follows Kitty, Ed, and Larry from wartime England and the brutally tragic Dieppe raid to Nazi-occupied France, India after the war, and Jamaica before independence. Against this ever-changing backdrop--as they witness history being made and participate in the smaller dramas of romance, friendship, and parenthood--these three friends make choices that will determine the challenges and triumphs of their lives"--Cover
The society of others : a novel by William Nicholson( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man embarks on an aimless journey, hitchhiking across Europe without planned destinations, only to find himself caught up in a confusing, threatening, and surreal world of inexplicable violence and dark secrets
Firesong by William Nicholson( Book )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having saved their family and the rest of the Manth people from slavery, twins Bowman and Kestrel are free to seek their promised land
The secret intensity of everyday life by William Nicholson( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura is a happily married mother of two. But when her college boyfriend resurfaces after twenty years, she's forced to compare the passion of that first love with the domesticity of her suburban life in a gentrified English village. What if she'd stayed with him? Would she be happier? And what is happiness, really?"--Page 4 of cover
Amherst by William Nicholson( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and the author of Motherland, a novel about two love affairs set in Amherst--one in the present, one in the past, and both presided over by Emily Dickinson. Alice Dickinson is a young advertising executive who works in London and dreams of becoming a screenwriter. She decides to take some time off work to research her idea for a screenplay: the true story of a scandalous adulterous love affair that took place in Amherst, Massachusetts, in the 1880s. The lovers were a young faculty wife at Amherst College, Mabel Loomis Todd, and the college's treasurer, Austin Dickinson. Austin, twenty-four years Mabel's senior and married, was the brother of the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson and their trysts took place in Emily's house (with her consent). Alice travels to Amherst, staying in the house of a friend of a friend, Nick Crocker, a married English academic in his fifties. As Alice researches the affair between Austin and Mabel, and puzzles out Emily Dickinson's role, she embarks on an affair with Nick, an affair that, of course, they both know echoes the affair that she's writing about in her screenplay. Interspersed with Alice's own complicated love story is the story she is telling of Austin and Mabel, historically accurate, and meticulously recreated from their voluminous letters and diaries. Using the poems of Emily Dickinson throughout, Amherst is an exploration of the nature of passionate love, its delusions, and its glories. This novel is playful and scholarly, sexy and smart, and reminds us that the games we play when we fall in love have not changed that much over the years"--
The trial of true love by William Nicholson( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bron is a thirty-year-old writer living in London, a seemingly incurable heartbreaker and dodger of commitment. He is fascinated by the symbolist artist Paul Marotte and has made the artist the center of a book he is writing about love at first sight. On a visit to a friend's country house, Bron enounters the beautiful, enigmatic Flora, and suddenly the theme of his book takes on a completely new, intensely personal dimension."--Jacket
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controlled identityNicholson, Bill

Nicholson, Bill

Nicholson, Bill 1948-

Nicholson, W.

Nicholson, W. (William)

Nicholson, William 1948-... dramaturge

William Nicholson britischer Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

Уильям Николсон английский сценарист

Уилям Никълсън

ニコルソン, ウィリアム


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