Most widely held works by Anton Lesser
Miss Potter ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,638 libraries worldwide
In an effort to give their younger brother Norman a project to keep him busy now that he has joined the family publishing house, the older Warne brothers agree to publish Miss Beatrix Potter's first children's book. They don't expect the book to sell well, but they need to keep Norman busy. As a single woman living in Edwardian London, Beatrix suspects this endeavor may provide her with a small measure of freedom. But she also has very specific ideas about how the book should be published. As they work together, Norman and Beatrix become close. After the first book is published, Beatrix goes on to a second book and that sells well. One day at lunch, she meets the rest of Norman's family, including his sister Millie and the two women become fast friends. Norman proposes, but Beatrix's parents object to the marriage proposal. After much argument, they agree to let Beatrix marry Norman provided they wait until the end of the summer.
Troilus & Cressida ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Shakespeare's play about two lovers caught in the vicissitudes of the Trojan War.
The ruby in the smoke by Philip Pullman ( Recording )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
In nineteenth-century London, sixteen-year-old Sally, a recent orphan, becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby.
Twelfth night, or, What you will ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
After a shipwreck, twin siblings Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria. Viola, disguised as a man named Cesario, takes up service with the Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the Lady Olivia. But Olivia is in mourning over her brother's death, so Orsino sends Cesario over as an emissary of love, except that Olivia falls for Viola!
Charlotte Gray ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
Its World War II and Charlotte has been trained to be an undercover courier for England. She straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. There she will assist the French Resistance in its defiance of Nazi occupation. Once behind enemy lines, she keeps secret her personal mission to find her lover, an RAF pilot downed over France.
The mill on the Floss ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
The tragic tale of Maggie Tulliver, the miller's daughter, who defies her embittered brother in standing by the man she loves - shocking the stifling society in which she lives - in an attempt to pursue her blighted dreams.
Shadow in the north by Philip Pullman ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
In 1878 in London, Sally, now twenty-two and established in her own business, and her companions Frederick and Jim try to solve the mystery surrounding the unexpected collapse of a shipping firm and its ties to a sinister corporation called North Star.
The tiger in the well by Philip Pullman ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
In London in 1881, twenty-four-year-old Sally finds her young daughter and her possessions assailed by an unknown enemy, while a shadowy figure known as the Tzaddik involves her in his plot to defraud and exploit the hordes of Jewish immigrants pouring into the country.
Fairy tale a true story ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Young Frances and Elsie believe in fairies. The photographs the girls take of the winged beings put them at the center of a real-life controvery that sweeps through a recovering World War I England during 1917. Everyone is caught up in the excitement, including two of the era's most renowned men: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and master illusionist Harry Houdini. Are the photographs real or just a cleaver hoax?
Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Presents Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.
Cat o'nine tales [and other stories by Jeffrey Archer ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
A collection of irresistible short stories.
The politician's wife ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
When the tabloids scream the news that Tory up-and-comer and arbiter of family values Duncan Matlock has been caught in an affair with an "escort" girl, no one is more stunned than Flora, his devoted wife. As her husband and the party machinery behind him expect, Flora maintains a loyal façade. But in private, her anguish hardens into rage after erotic telephone tapes reveal the extent of her husband's duplicity. Employing strange sexual games and covert political tactics, she plots the ultimate revenge.
The death-defying Pepper Roux by Geraldine McCaughrean ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Having been raised believing he will die before he reaches the age of fourteen, Pepper Roux runs away on his fourteenth birthday in an attempt to elude his fate, assumes another identity, and continues to try to outrun death, no matter the consequences.
Paradise lost by John Milton ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Presents a recording of Milton's epic tale in verse of man's creation, fall, and redemption.
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
The classic story by Charles Dickens about a miser who learns the meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.
Cat o'nine tales and other stories by Jeffrey Archer ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
In Archer's collection of 13 stories, some of these stories were inspired by the two years Archer spent in prison, including the story of the company chairman who tries to poison his wife while on a trip to St. Petersburg--with unexpected consequences.
Othello by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
This widely-studied play is one of the best seller of the Shakespeare canon. This production is the sixth Shakespeare play in the series undertaken by Naxos Audiobooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press.
Archangel by Robert Harris ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Kelso is attending a conference in Moscow when he meets a man who claims to know the whereabouts of Stalin's private papers and notebook, and when he checks out the story he finds himself involved in a murderous chase.
The iliad by Homer ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
"Perhaps the greatest epic poem of the Western world, 'The Iliad' tells the story of fifty critical days towards the end of the Trojan war. Achilles has quarrelled with Agamemnon and sulks in his tent, while Hector brings his Trojans to the brink of victory; but fate will have the last word ..." -- Container.
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 259 libraries worldwide
This captivating tale, set in London and Paris at the time of the French Revolution, uses the contrasts between the cities' "beliefs" to reveal the central choice confronting every society and each individual: Should a person work to change society or should the revolution occur within his heart? The story climaxes with a supreme sacrifice of selfless love that will not leave the listener unmoved.
Audiobooks Audiobooks Authors, English Biographical films Brothers and sisters Children's literature--Authorship Cressida (Fictitious character) Detective and mystery stories Drama Eccentrics and eccentricities England England--London English drama (Comedy) Epic poetry, Greek Europe--Illyria Falco, Marcus Didius (Fictitious character) Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction Film adaptations France German Occupation of France (1940-1945) History Juvenile works Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Orphans Poetry Potter, Beatrix,--1866-1943 Publishers and publishing Revenge Romance films Rome Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Shipwreck victims Televised performances Television comedies Television mini-series Television plays Television plays Translations Troilus (Legendary character) Trojan War Twelfth night (Shakespeare, William) Twins Upper class families Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women authors World War (1939-1945)