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Shakespeare, Nicholas 1957-

Overview
Works: 83 works in 463 publications in 17 languages and 9,784 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Political fiction  Drama  Short stories  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Narrator, Creator, Scenarist, pre
Classifications: PR6069.H286, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Nicholas Shakespeare
 
Most widely held works by Nicholas Shakespeare
Bruce Chatwin by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bruce Chatwin burst onto the literary landscape in 1977 with In Patagonia, which quickly became one of the most influential travel books of the twentieth century. The books that followed - The Viceroy of Ouidah, On the Black Hill, The Songlines, and Utz - confirmed his status as a major writer able to reinvent himself constantly. And the life he led successfully established him as one of the most charismatic and elusive literary figures of our time." "Beautiful to behold, charming, intelligent, a writer of exquisite prose, Chatwin was welcome in every society - from the most glamorous patrons of Sotheby's, where he held his first job, to the remote tribes of Africa. He was a thinker of striking originality, a reader of astonishing breadth and depth, and a mesmerizing storyteller." "And yet for all the adoration he received, when Chatwin died of AIDS in 1989, he died an enigma, a panoply of apparently conflicting identities. Married for twenty-three years to his American wife, Elizabeth, he was also an active homosexual. A socialite who loved to regale his rich and famous friends with uproariously funny stories about his travels and the people he met on them, he was at heart a single-minded loner who explored the limits of extreme solitude." "Nicholas Shakespeare spent eight years traveling across five continents in Chatwin's footsteps. He was given unrestricted access to Chatwin's private notebooks, diaries, and letters, and has gathered evidence from Chatwin's peers, his friends, his family, his hosts, his enemies, and his lovers. The result is this biography, that leads us into Chatwin's world - across all the vast geographic, social, and emotional expanses that he traveled - and into his psyche."--Jacket
The dancer upstairs by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

49 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cat-and-mouse game between a police colonel and a guerrilla chief in an unnamed country in South America. It is told in the form of an interview given by the colonel to a British journalist. For 10 painstaking years, Col. Rejas stalked the elusive Maoist leader Ezequiel to one day capture him without a shot. By the author of The Vision of Elena
Snowleg by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young Englishman visits Cold War Leipzig with a group of students and, during his brief excursion behind the Iron Curtain, falls for an East German girl who is only just beginning to wake up to the way her society is governed. Her situation touches him, but he is too frightened to help. He spends the next 19 years pretending to himself that he is not in love until one day, with Germany now reunited, he decides to go back and look for her. But who was she, how will his actions have affected her, and how will he find her? All he knows of her identity is the nickname he gave her - Snowleg." "Nicholas Shakespeare's novel is a powerful love story that explores the close, fraught relationship between England and Germany, between a man who grows up believing himself to be a chivalrous English public schoolboy and a woman who tries to live loyally under a repressive regime. In her world not only is every move recorded, but a person's scent may be secretly bottled, labelled and stored away until such time as she needs to be traced."--Jacket
Secrets of the sea by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of his parents, eleven-year-old Alex Dove leaves his life on a farm in Tasmania for school in England. Twelve years on, he must return to Australia to deal with his inheritance. But his encounter with a young woman persuades him to stay. They marry, and he finds himself drawn into the dynamics of island life. Longing for children, they take in a teenage castaway, whose presence begins to unravel their tenuously forged happiness, while at the same time offering the prospect of a much greater fulfilment
Under the sun : the letters of Bruce Chatwin by Bruce Chatwin( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive collection of personal correspondence by the late author offers insight into his life and perspectives and includes letters written to family members and friends including Patrick Leigh Fermor, Paul Theroux, and Susan Sontag
The dancer upstairs by John Malkovich( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a Latin American nation nears collapse, idealistic policeman Agustin Rejas faces his greatest challenge: to catch the mysterious terrorist leader Ezequiel. Mass panic sets in as the terrorist attacks become more ferocious, and Rejas finds himself drawn to Yolanda, his daughter's beautiful ballet teacher. As the search for Ezequil comes nearer, he and Yolanda must choose between love, country or self
Inheritance by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Larkham is late. He is due at the funeral of his favourite school teacher. It's especially hard for Andy - stuck in a dead-end job, terminally short of cash and with a fiancee who is about to ditch him. When the funeral leads to unexpected consequences, Andy has to ask himself: how far will he go to change his life?
The vision of Elena Silves : a novel by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De gebeurtenissen in een Peruviaans junglestadje worden becommentarieerd door drie oude mannen op het dorpsplein
In Tasmania by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and German and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The settlement of Tasmania by Europeans began 200 years ago. Nicholas Shakespeare first went there, having heard of the island's exceptional beauty, and because it was famously remote. He soon decided that this was where he wanted to live. Only later did he discover a cache of letters written by an ancestor as corrupt as he was colourful: Anthony Fenn Kemp, the so-called "Father of Tasmania". On his mother's side, too, Shakespeare found he had unknown Tasmanian relations: a pair of spinsters who had never left their farm except once, in 1947, to buy shoes. Their journal recounted a saga beginning in North Devon in the 1890s with a dashing but profligate ancestor who, having played tennis with the Kaiser, ended his life in disgrace in the Tasmanian bush
The high flyer by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Wavery is the new Consul General at Abyla on the tip of North Africa. A career diplomat, Wavery was once a high flyer, but an affair with a younger woman has dashed his dreams of ambassadorship. He arrives in Abyla with his wife suing for divorce, his passport stolen by a Gibraltarian ape and precious little enthusiasm for the task ahead. His one hope of redemption is a visit from his new love. -- Publisher description
Secrets of the sea by Nicholas Shakespeare( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of his parents, eleven-year-old Alex Dove leaves his life on a farm in Tasmania for school in England. Twelve years on, he must return to Australia to deal with his inheritance. But his encounter with a young woman persuades him to stay. They marry, and he finds himself drawn into the dynamics of island life. Longing for children, they take a teenage castaway, whose presence begins to unravel their tenuously forged happiness, while at the same time offering the prospect of a much greater fulfilment
Stories from other places by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Shakespeare's collected stories take us across oceans and continents into the intimate lives of his characters and the dilemmas and temptations they face. The opening novella, 'Oddfellows', tells the little-known history of horrifying events that occurred on 1 January 1915 in the Australian outback town of Broken Hill, where, on the citizens' annual picnic outing, the only enemy attack to occur on Australian soil during the First World War, took them by surprise. The other stories range through India, Africa, Argentina and Canada, and include a magnificent tale of civic folly which sees an unreliable young councillor from the Bolivian mining town of Oruro lose himself in the seductions of Paris while trying to commission a bronze statue of his local hero. All of them showcase Shakespeare's talent for insight and drama, and his fascination with connection and disconnection and cultural misunderstanding
The Berbers of Morocco by Alan Keohane( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs capturing the rich traditions and everyday life of the Berbers. Within the borders of Morocco, and unknown to many of the thousands of tourists who visit the country each year, live the Berbers, whose way of life has hardly changed for centuries. For two years Alan Keohane lived among them. He travelled with nomads, stayed in villages, participated in family life and joined in local celebrations and festivals
The men who would be king : a look at royalty in exile by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oddfellows by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in German and English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 1 January 1915, ramifications from the First World War, raging half a world away, were felt in Broken Hill, Australia, when in a guerrilla-style military operation, four citizens were killed and seven wounded. It was the annual picnic day in Broken Hill and a thousand citizens were dressed for fun when the only enemy attack to take place on Australian soil during World War I, took them by surprise. Nicholas Shakespeare has taken this little known piece of Australian history and turned it into a story for our time
Londoners by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inheritance by Nicholas Shakespeare( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Larkham is late. He is due at the funeral of his favourite school teacher, who once told him: 'It's hard work being anyone.' It's especially hard for Andy -- stuck in a dead-end job, terminally short of cash and with a fiance who is about to ditch him
Gloria Naylor by Gloria Naylor( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naylor discusses her life and writings, especially as she attempts to represent the experiences of Black women in America
Collected stories by W. Somerset Maugham( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this edition of short fictional works by the prestigious twentieth century author, writer Ashenden turns secret agent in World War I, the chasms of misunderstandings between colonizers and natives comes to a head, and a poetry writing woman clashes with her, the only hardcover edition of short stories by one of the twentieth century's most enduringly popular fiction writers. Though W. Somerset Maugham was also famous for his novels and plays, it has been argued that in the short story he reached the pinnacle of his art was his true métier. These expertly told tales, with their addictive plot twists and vividly drawn characters, are both galvanizing as literature and wonderfully entertaining. In the adventures of his alter ego Ashenden, a writer who, like Maugham himself, turned secret agent in World War I, as well as in stories set in such far flung locales as South Pacific islands and colonial outposts in Southeast Asia, Maugham brings his characters vividly to life, and their humanity is more convincing for the author's merciless exposure of their flaws and failures. Whether the chasms of misunderstanding he plumbs are those between colonizers and natives, between a missionary and a prostitute, or between a poetry writing woman and her uncomprehending husband, Maugham brilliantly displays his irony, his wit, and his genius in the art of storytelling
In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een zwerftocht door Patagonië
 
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Bruce Chatwin
Alternative Names
Nicholas Shakespeare britischer Journalist und Autor

Nicholas Shakespeare Brits journalist

Nicholas Shakespeare brytyjski pisarz

Shakespeare, Nicholas

Shakespeare, Nicholas William Richmond 1957-

Николас Шекспир

シェイクスピア, ニコラス

ニコラス・シェイクスピア

尼可拉斯·莎士比亚

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The dancer upstairsSnowlegSecrets of the seaUnder the sun : the letters of Bruce ChatwinInheritanceThe vision of Elena Silves : a novelIn TasmaniaThe high flyer