WorldCat Identities

Swift, Graham 1949-

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,034 publications in 7 languages and 23,403 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love stories 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6069.W47, 823.914
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Last orders by Graham Swift ( Book )
75 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In England three working-class buddies, united by pub-drinking and World War II experiences, drive the ashes of the fourth to the sea. In the process emerge the lives of four families and the reason no wife came. By the author of Ever after
Waterland by Graham Swift ( Book )
100 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history teacher besieged by a personal crisis and the "phasing out" of his teaching job abandons his lessons to relate tales of Fenland and his family
The light of day by Graham Swift ( Book )
44 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces a day in the life of divorced private investigator George Webb as he evaluates his past as a police officer, unpromising prospects, and all-consuming relationship with a former client
Wish you were here by Graham Swift ( Book )
32 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A novel set in the Devon countryside in England, in which a man, the son of a dairy farmer, has to cope with the recent death of his brother, a soldier in Iraq; repair his relationship with his wife; and cope with the complicated legacy of his family's past"--
Tomorrow by Graham Swift ( Book )
36 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a midsummer's night, Paula lies awake, her husband of twenty-five years asleep beside her and her teenage children in nearby rooms, anticipating the coming of the next day, when a revelation will redefine all their lives
Ever after by Graham Swift ( Book )
30 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a brush with death, Bill Unwin discovers notebooks from a Victorian ancestor that help him piece together his own life with their meditations on the human condition
Out of this world by Graham Swift ( Book )
47 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Out of This World interweaves the history of a blighted family with the tragic and ludicrous history of the twentieth century. Its alternating narrators are a father and daughter--each obsessed with the other and irrevocably estranged--surveying their losses and grievances on opposite sides of the Atlantic. "A moving, ingenious and often very funny tale that takes us deep into his characters' wounded, resilient hearts with breathtaking virtuosity...rich, complicated, joyful, arresting."--USA Today
The sweet-shop owner by Graham Swift ( Book )
45 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and German and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Sweet-Shop Owner is set during a single June day in the life of an outwardly unremarkable man whose inner world proves to be exceptionally resonant. As he tends to his customers, Willy Chapman, the sweet-shop owner, confronts the specters of his beautiful and distant wife and his clever, angry daughter, the history through which he has passed, and the great, unrequited passion that has tormented him for forty years
Shuttlecock by Graham Swift ( Book )
47 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zijn frustratie over de heldenrol die zijn vader in de oorlog speelde en over de druk van zijn autoritaire chef uit een man aanvankelijk in hevige woede-uitbarstingen tegen vrouw en kinderen
Learning to swim and other stories by Graham Swift ( Book )
39 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories offers an incisive book behind the facades of human relationships to expose the illusion, subterfuge, and enigma of everyday life
Wish you were here by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton, former Devon farmer and now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park, receives the news that his soldier brother, Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq. For Jack and his wife, Ellie, this will have a potentially catastrophic impact. For Jack in particular it means a crucial journey--to receive his brother's remains, but it is also a journey into his own most secret, troubling memories and into the land of his and Ellie's past
Tomorrow by Graham Swift ( Recording )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a midsummer's night, a woman lies awake reflecting on her life, her husband of twenty-five years asleep beside her and her teenage children in nearby rooms, anticipating the coming of the next day, when a revelation will redefine all their lives
The light of day by Graham Swift ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London private investigator George Webb goes about his day, thinking about his relationship with Sarah Nash, now in jail for the murder of her husband, his own role in that death, his fall from grace as a police officer, and other events that have brought him to this stage of life
Last orders by Graham Swift ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In England three working-class buddies, united by pub-drinking and World War II experiences, drive the ashes of the fourth to the sea. In the process emerge the lives of four families and the reason no wife came
Morgen by Graham Swift ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In een doorwaakte nacht vertelt een vrouw in gedachten aan haar kinderen het verhaal van haar huwelijk
Tomorrow by Graham Swift ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1:00 A.M. Paula Hook lies awake next to her husband, Mike; her sixteen-year-old twins, Kate and Nick, are asleep down the hall. When the day begins, she and Mike will share a secret with their children that may change all their lives forever. Paula wants Kate and Nick to know a long hidden truth, a "bed-time story" that will reveal not just the secret but the often unexpected course of the lives--hers and Mike's, their families', the twins'--that have been profoundly, if not always knowingly, shaped by it. In an eloquent, emotion-filled narrative of Paula's life with Mike, she describes both the certain and the surprising ways that having children can mean "reconstructing the world." And Graham Swift gives us not only a quietly searing novel about the nature of family but also a dazzling meditation on how little it takes to transform the world
Waterland by Graham Swift ( )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This brilliant and compelling novel is at once a lyrical description of the Fens, a fictional autobiography, and an impassioned defence of history. The narrator, an English schoolteacher, and his interior world of memories combine with the exterior world of the bleak Fenland landscape to produce a multiplicity of stories. Swift weaves together tales of empire building, land reclamation, brewers and lock-keepers to construct a chronicle that spans three centuries
Was je maar hier by Graham Swift ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Als een Engelse campingeigenaar bericht krijgt dat zijn broer als militair in Irak is gesneuveld, denkt hij terug aan zijn jeugd die zij samen op de familieboerderij hebben doorgebracht
The sweet shop owner by Graham Swift ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a busy day in a sweetshop, Mr Chapman must come to terms with his strange, beautiful wife, with his clever, angry daughter, and with a mysterious bargain struck 30 years ago
The Magic wheel : an anthology of fishing in literature ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Svift, Grejem, 1949-
Svifts, Greiems, 1949-
Swift, Graham
Swift, Graham Colin.
Свифт, Грэм, 1949-
סוויפט, גראהם, 1949-
スウィフト, グレアム
Languages
English (611)
Dutch (9)
German (8)
French (5)
Italian (3)
Esperanto (1)
Russian (1)
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