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Nicholson, William

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Most widely held works by William Nicholson
Gladiator by Russell Crowe( Visual )

105 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge
Les Misérables by Raymond Bernard( Visual )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 2,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In post-revolutionary France, Jean Valjean is paroled after serving 19 years in prison for stealing bread. Unable to find work as an ex-convict, he steals silver from a church. When he is caught and brought back, the bishop forgives him, instructing Valjean to use the silver to begin a new life. After breaking parole to do so, nine years later Valjean is a wealthy industrialist and mayor. This success comes at high price-- he is hunted by ruthless policeman Javert, his former prison guard. When Valjean comes across a woman being arrested by his old nemesis Javert, Valjean intervenes, risking discovery. When Valjean learns that the woman, Fantine, turned to prostitution after losing her position at his factory because she has a child, he befriends Fantine, even agreeing to care for her daughter, Cosette. The decision changes their lives forever
Unbroken by Angelina Jolie( Visual )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,594 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
Seeker by William Nicholson( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,559 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 4 languages and held by 2,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeker, Morning Starr and the Wildman become disillusioned with their Warrior sect and depart to find their way in the world, now armed with the physical strength and talents of the Nomona
Noman by William Nicholson( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,218 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 )

44 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,163 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."
Everest by Baltasar Kormákur( Visual )

33 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, the film documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival
Mandela : long walk to freedom by Justin Chadwick( Visual )

33 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,020 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
Nell by Michael Apted( Visual )

39 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 life, Nell's life will never be the same again
First Knight by Jerry Zucker( Visual )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Malagant declares war on King Arthur in hopes of gaining part of Camelot. In the meantime, Arthur's young bride, Guenivere, has fallen in love with Lancelot, one of Arthur's loyal knights
Motherland by William Nicholson( Book )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 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 wind singer : an adventure by William Nicholson( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,018 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
Amherst by William Nicholson( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 875 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 worksin 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, sheembarks 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"--
Firesong : an adventure by William Nicholson( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 809 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
Slaves of the Mastery by William Nicholson( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 788 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
Shadowlands by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De tragische liefdesgeschiedenis van de Engelse schrijver-professor C.S. Lewis en de Amerikaanse dichteres Joy Gresham
The society of others : a novel by William Nicholson( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 717 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
Les misérables by Tim Hooper( Visual )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 637 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
The secret intensity of everyday life by William Nicholson( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 626 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
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityNicholson, Bill

Nicholson, Bill

Nicholson, Bill 1948-

Nicholson, W.

Nicholson, W. (William)

Nicholson, William 1948-... dramaturge

William Nicholson britischer Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

William Nicholson Brits schrijver

Уильям Николсон английский сценарист

Уилям Никълсън

윌리엄 니컬슨 영국의 극작가, 소설가

ウィリアム・ニコルソン

ニコルソン, ウィリアム

威廉·尼克爾森

威廉·尼科爾森

威廉尼古遜

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SeekerJangoNomanFirst KnightThe wind singer : an adventureFiresong : an adventureSlaves of the MasteryShadowlands