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Nicholson, William

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Most widely held works by William Nicholson
Gladiator by Ridley Scott( Visual )
98 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A powerful Roman general condemned to death after a power struggle is made a slave and put into the gladiator games to fight until he loses and dies. But he still is seeking revenge on the emperor who enslaved him and killed his family
Les Misérables by Alain Boublil( Visual )
29 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 3,050 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
Seeker by William Nicholson( Book )
37 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,810 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 )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,537 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 2,389 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
The wind singer : an adventure by William Nicholson( Book )
84 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,163 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
Elizabeth the golden age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,103 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."
Slaves of the Mastery by William Nicholson( Book )
41 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,670 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
Mandela, long walk to freedom by Justin Chadwick( Visual )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adapté de son autobiographie "Un long chemin vers la liberté", le film "Mandela" retrace le parcours exceptionnel de celui qui changea le cours de l'histoire de l'Afrique du sud. Idris Elba livre une performance exemplaire en incarnant avec l'homme qui devient un emblème, à travers ses faiblesses comme ses plus beaux combats
Firesong : an adventure by William Nicholson( Book )
48 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,446 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
Nell by Michael Apted( Visual )
36 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,341 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 world, Nell's life will never be the same again
Shadowlands by Richard Attenborough( Visual )
36 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,193 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
Shadowlands by William Nicholson( Book )
31 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,127 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 )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 998 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"--Dust jacket flap
The society of others : a novel by William Nicholson( Book )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 879 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
The secret intensity of everyday life by William Nicholson( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 671 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? Little does she know that many of her neighbors are struggling with their own personal crises. Among the cast of characters are a rector who has lost his faith, a school teacher who longs to be a screenwriter but receives only rejections, a struggling farmer who resents the influx of young professionals and their privileged offspring to this formerly rural area, and a journalist who can't stop sleeping with her ex, even though it's ruining her life"--Page 2 of cover
Rich and Mad by William Nicholson( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and French and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-olds Maddy Fisher and Rich Ross yearn for love, and after their first attempts at relationships go awry, they find one another and form a deep bond that can only be expressed one way
Gladiator by Annette Keen( Book )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maximus is a general in the Roman army. After his last battle he wants to return to his family. But the new Emperor Commodus hates Maximus, and kills his family. Soon Maximus is a prisoner, then a slave, and finally a gladiator. When Emperor Commodus joins Maximus in the arena they fight for their lives
The retreat from Moscow : a play about a family by William Nicholson( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How well do we know the people we marry' Is it wrong to decide it's time to be honest' Is love enough to save a family' In The Retreat from Moscow, William Nicholson, the celebrated author of Shadowlands, tells the powerful story of a husband who decides to be truthful in his marriage, and of the wife and son whose lives will never be the same again. Edward and Alice have been married for thirty-three years. He is a teacher at a boys school, perfectly at home with his daily crossword and lately engrossed in reading about Napoleon's costly invasion of Moscow. She is an observant Catholic, exacting and opinionated, and has been collecting poems about lost love for a new anthology. Jamie, their diffident thirty-two year old son, is visiting for the weekend when Edward announces he has met another woman. With the coiled intensity of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and the embracing empathy of Edward Albee's best family dramas, The Retreat from Moscow shines a breathtakingly natural light on the fallout of a shattered marriage. From the Trade Paperback edition
Life story by William Nicholson( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the research of and relationships between scientists James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin, as they raced to discover the secret of life: DNA
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