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Shakespeare, Nicholas 1957-

Works: 98 works in 565 publications in 17 languages and 9,799 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographies  Drama  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Translator, Creator, Other, Narrator, pre
Classifications: PR6069.H286, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Nicholas Shakespeare
Most widely held works by Nicholas Shakespeare
Bruce Chatwin by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

45 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,240 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."--BOOK JACKET
The dancer upstairs by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

57 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,002 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 )

41 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 865 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 )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellington Point is a small town at the southern edge of a big empty continent. It is a small decaying town whose inhabitants struggle to make a living in a gossipy, parochial society at the mercy of the elements. Into this world steps Alex Dovey, claiming his inheritance of his parents' ramshackle coastal farm. Alex is lifted only by the start of his relationship with Merridy, herself a wounded, incomplete figure. As Merridy's need for children is thwarted, she transfers her energy toward the sea and those efforts are poured into an oyster farming enterprise. Amid a violent storm, Merridy and Alex rescue a young man named Kish from a stricken sailing ship. Kish is not entirely what he seems and his salvation from the storm unleashes a slow release tsunami of pent-up emotion from the fractures of Alex and Merridy's relationship
Under the sun : the letters of Bruce Chatwin by Bruce Chatwin( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 723 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 )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 569 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 )

39 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 529 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
The vision of Elena Silves : a novel by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 441 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 2011 in English and held by 301 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
Stories from other places by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and German and held by 193 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 high flyer by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 178 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( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 159 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
Six minutes in May : how Churchill unexpectedly became Prime Minister by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"London, early May 1940: Britain is on the brink of war and Neville Chamberlain's government is about to fall. It is hard for us to imagine the Second World War without Winston Churchill taking over at the helm, but in Six Minutes in May Nicholas Shakespeare shows how easily events could have gone in a different direction. The first land battle of the war was fought in the far north, in Norway. It went disastrously for the Allies and many blamed Churchill. Yet weeks later he would rise to the most powerful post in the country, overtaking Chamberlain and the favourite to succeed him, Lord Halifax. It took just six minutes for MPs to cast the votes that brought down Chamberlain. Shakespeare shows us both the dramatic action on the battlefield in Norway and the machinations and personal relationships in Westminster that led up to this crucial point. Uncovering fascinating new research and delving deep into the backgrounds of the key players, he has given us a new perspective on this critical moment in our history"--Publisher description
Oddfellows by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 137 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
The Berbers of Morocco by Alan Keohane( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 120 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 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Londoners by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inheritance by Nicholas Shakespeare( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 74 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
SIX MINUTES IN MAY by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Priscilla : the hidden life of an Englishwoman in wartime France by Nicholas Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a box of documents belonging to his late aunt, Priscilla, he was completely unaware of where this discovery would take him and what he would learn about her hidden past. The glamorous, mysterious figure he remembered from his childhood was very different from the morally ambiguous young woman who emerged from the trove of love letters, photographs, and journals, surrounded by suitors and living the dangerous existence of a British woman in a country controlled by the enemy. He had heard rumors that Priscilla had fought in the Resistance, but the truth turned out to be far more complicated. As he investigated his aunt's life, dark secrets emerged, and Nicholas discovered the answers to the questions over which he'd been puzzling: What caused the breakdown of Priscilla's marriage to a French aristocrat? Why had she been interned in a prisoner-of-war camp, and how had she escaped? And who was the "Otto" with whom she was having a relationship as Paris was liberated? Piecing together fragments of one woman's remarkable and tragic life, Priscilla is at once a stunning story of detection, a loving portrait of a flawed woman trying to survive in terrible times, and a spellbinding slice of history
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Bruce Chatwin
The dancer upstairsSnowlegSecrets of the seaUnder the sun : the letters of Bruce ChatwinInheritanceThe vision of Elena Silves : a novelIn TasmaniaThe high flyerInheritance
Alternative Names
Nicholas Shakespeare britischer Journalist und Autor

Nicholas Shakespeare Brits journalist

Nicholas Shakespeare brytyjski pisarz

Shakespeare, Nicholas

Shakespeare, Nicholas William Richmond

Shakespeare, Nicholas William Richmond 1957-

Николас Шекспир

نيكولاس شكسبير

নিকোলাস শেকসপিয়র

シェイクスピア, ニコラス