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Coles, William

Overview
Works: 60 works in 147 publications in 2 languages and 1,342 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  Biographical fiction  Satire  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: AC6, 823.92
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The well-tempered clavier : based on a true story by William Coles( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seventeen-year-old schoolboy Kim is an idle drifter at one of Britain's most extraordinary institutions, Eton College - crammed with over a thousand boys and not a girl in sight. His head is full of the Falklands War and a possible army career, until the day he hears his new piano teacher, the beautiful but pained India, playing Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Kim's life is destined never to be the same again. An intensely passionate affair develops and he wallows in the wild and unaccustomed thrill of first love. Twenty-five years on, Kim recalls that heady summer and how their fledgling relationship was so brutally snuffed out - finished off by his enemies, by the constraints of Eton, and by his own withering jealousy."--Publishers description
Lord Lucan my story by William Coles( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lord Lucan Scandal is one of the greatest and most extraordinary mysteries of the twentieth-century. Ever since Lucky Lord Lucan disappeared in 1974 after the murder of his nanny, the world has wondered what happened to Britain's most dashing Peer. Here, in his own hand, is the answer. This is Lord Lucan's personal memoir of his life as the world's most infamous fugitive. It is the story of an Old Etonian Earl on the run; of how a man became a murderer; and how a life-long friendship soured into an enduring hate. Here, and for the first time, is the full monstrous account of the life of Lord Lucan. This is his story
Prelude by William Coles( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What a read! Every schoolboy's dream comes true in this deftly-written treatment of illicit romance. A triumph."'Alexander McCall Smith "My own piano teacher was called Mr Bagston and frankly I don't think any power on earth could have persuaded us to create a scene of the kind Coles so movingly describes."'Boris Johnson, mayor of London and author of Have I Got Views for You "An outstanding debut novel. A wonderful story of first love. Few male authors can write about romance in a way which appeals to women'but Coles has managed it quite brilliantly."'Sunday Express (United Kingdom) Seventeen-year-old Kim is a student at one of Britain's most extraordinary institutions, Eton College'crammed with over a thousand boys and not a girl in sight. His head is full of the Falklands War and a possible army career, until the day he hears his new piano teacher, India, a beautiful but pained young woman, playing a prelude from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Kim's life will never be the same again. An intensely passionate affair develops between him and his twenty-three-year-old teacher, and he wallows in the wild and unaccustomed thrill of first love. Twenty-five years on, Kim recalls that heady summer and how their fledgling relationship was so brutally snuffed out'finished off by his enemies, by the constraints of Eton, and by his own withering jealousy. Prelude is the bittersweet story of a life-changing love. William Coles has been a journalist for eighteen years. He lives in the United Kingdom. From the Hardcover edition
The art of simpling by William Coles( Book )

10 editions published between 1656 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Cowell : the sex-factor by William Coles( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fictional tale, Simon Cowell goes to a charity party for the world's 100 richest people. On the verge of kissing his fantasy girl, Cowell is attacked by a crazed fan. Waking up in a hospital morgue, the world thinks he's dead & doesn't give a damn. Peniless & shunned by his celebrity friends, he searches for meaning in his life
Based on a true story by William Coles( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My story by William Coles( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam in Eden, or, Natures paradise by William Coles( )

1 edition published in 1657 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr Two-Bomb by William Coles( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Thai and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man miraculously survives the atomic bomb of Hiroshima. Two days later he catches the last train home. Home to Nagasaki. He arrives just 90 minutes before the world's second atomic bomb explodes into his life. As he battles through the scene of apocalyptic destruction, surrounded by unthinkable suffering, he is plagued by one constant question: is he lucky, or unlucky? This is his answer: he's the luckiest man alive
Woman who knew what she wanted by William Coles( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kim is a waiter in a Dorset hotel, an absolute hot-bed of sex. But he's seeing none of it. Instead he falls for Cally, a 43-year-old artist who is steaming with chutzpah. She is a woman who grabs life by the throat; she knows what she wants? and most of the time she gets it, too. She lives only in the moment, losing so many of her nine lives that it's almost as if she has a death wish. [NP] Kim finds love as he has never known it before? but even when he's completely in Cally's thrall, he's still unable to resist the allure of other younger women. [NP] A couple can bridge a 20-year age gap, but can they ever make the relationship last?
Woman who dared to dare by William Coles( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kim is a young trainee reporter in the Cotswolds. He has the luck to be swimming every morning with the astonishingly beautiful Sasha. Men go crazy for her. Kim dreams up a plan to win her heart: for a full year, he'll pretend he's not even interested. Then Kim eventually does the unbelievable. He wins Sasha round. She is everything he's ever wanted--fun and beautiful and supremely sexy. But can something this good ever last for long?
Dave Cameron's schooldays : how I became a Tory by William Coles( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Cameron's schooldays : a novel by William Coles( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the extraordinary first-hand account of Tory leader David Cameron's Eton Schooldays. In this cracking yarn, which also happens to be entirely fictional, veteran journalist Bill Coles reveals how Cameron's first year at Eton College helped turn him into one of the wiliest political operators of his age. These spoof memoirs include revelatory details of Cameron's early life as a porn-dealer and paparazzo
The Woman Who Made Men Cry by William Coles( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1998 and Kim is a journalist in New York City. He thinks he's found the only woman for him: Elise is beautiful, intelligent and, it goes without saying, a sensational lover. The only catch is that she doesn't want just him? and he's agreed to it. For months on end, Kim is tormented by the knowledge that his Elise is sleeping with someone else.[NP] Can a man be so smitten with a woman that he allows himself to be entirely ruled by her? [NP] A bittersweet love story about how far you can go for the woman you love? and the price that has to be paid.]]>
The Woman Who Was the Desert Dream by William Coles( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Kim? a middle-aged hack, ripe for a mid-life crisis. [NP] Meet Kate? his feisty colleague, half his age. [NP] And meet the Marathon des Sables? not just the world's toughest footrace, but also the burning furnace where two journalists fall in love. [NP] Kim is married and in a dead-end job on a Red Top newspaper. He's always dreamed of running the Marathon des Sables. [NP] Kate hurls down the gauntlet and Kim can't help but pick it up. [NP] Based on the events of the 2012 Marathon des Sables, this is a story about finding love in the searing crucible of the Sahara.]
 
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Alternative Names
Cole, William 1626-1662

Coles, W. 1626-1662

Coles, W. (William), 1626-1662

William Coles English botanist

Languages
English (107)

Thai (1)

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Lord Lucan my storyThe art of simpling : an introduction to the knovvledge and gathering of plants : vvherein the defininitions [sic], divisions, places, descriptions, differences, names, vertues, times of flourishing and gathering, uses, temperatures, signatures and appropriations of plants, are methodically laid down : whereunto is added, A discovery of the lesser worldPreludeThe art of simplingSimon Cowell : the sex-factorMr Two-BombDave Cameron's schooldays : how I became a ToryDave Cameron's schooldays : a novel