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Thomson, Rupert

Works: 44 works in 340 publications in 11 languages and 7,060 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Biography  Dystopias  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6070.H685, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Rupert Thomson
Most widely held works by Rupert Thomson
Secrecy : a novel by Rupert Thomson( Book )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zummo, a Sicilian sculptor, is summoned by Cosimo III to join the Medici court. Late seventeenth-century Florence is a hotbed of repression and hypocrisy. All forms of pleasure are brutally punished, and the Grand Duke himself, a man for whom marriage has been an exquisite torture, hides his pain beneath a show of excessive piety
Death of a murderer by Rupert Thomson( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summoned to guard the body of notorious child killer Myra Hindley after she dies in prison, police constable Billy Tyler reflects on his own problems and anxieties, including his stalled career, a fractious marriage, and what separates normal people from monsters
Katherine Carlyle by Rupert Thomson( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine Carlye is an IVF baby. Stored as a frozen embryo for eight years, she is then implanted in her mother and given life. By the age of nineteen, Katherine has lost her mother to cancer, and feels her father to be an increasingly distant figure. Instead of going to college, she disappears, telling no one where she has gone. What begins as an attempt to punish her father for his absence gradually becomes a testing ground of his love for her, a coming-to-terms with the death of her mother, and finally the mise-en-scène for a courageous leap to true empowerment
Divided kingdom by Rupert Thomson( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A government redistributes its citizens into regions according to personality type, partitioning the country with barricades and razor wire, until a boy, taken from his family embarks on a mission that will change his life forever
Soft! by Rupert Thomson( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crime noir on a soft drink company in England which resorts to subliminal advertising. When newspapers get wind of what is going on, the company starts eliminating evidence, hiring a hit man to silence a woman who knows too much. By the author of The Insult
The insult by Rupert Thomson( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man goes blind after being struck by a stray bullet, then discovers he can see at night. He leaves his job and family, moves into a seedy hotel and joins the world of the night people, taking up with a woman
The Book of revelation / Rupert Thomson by Rupert Thomson( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a bright spring day in Amsterdam, stepping out to buy a pack of cigarettes, a young man is accosted by three mysteriously cloaked women who hold him as their sexual prisoner. Those 18 days, and the subsequent years of his life, make this a wildly compelling and deeply disturbing novel
Dreams of leaving by Rupert Thomson( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and German and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Egypt is a village somewhere in the South of England. A village that nobody has ever left. Peach, the sadistic chief of police, makes sure of that. Then, one misty morning, a young couple secretly set their baby son Moses afloat on the river, in a basket made of rushes. Years later, Moses is living above a nightclub, mixing with drug-dealers, thieves and topless waitresses. He knows nothing about his past - but it is catching up with him nevertheless, and it threatens to put his life in danger. Terror, magic and farce all have a part to play as the worlds of Peach and Moses slowly converge
The five gates of hell by Rupert Thomson( Book )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee jongens groeien op tot man, en een van hen zelfs tot misdadiger, aan de zelfkant van een kuststad in het zuiden van de Verenigde Staten
Air & fire by Rupert Thomson( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect her beauty and clairvoyance will have on the town and its inhabitants - an effect far greater than the incongruous church itself. As her husband applies himself faithfully to his work, the insular French community weighs the charms and merits of her presence, which also (and innocently) excites the imagination of a flamboyant Mexican officer and an itinerant American prospector. Meanwhile these tensions are reflected by those inherent to such a hybrid place
This party's got to stop by Rupert Thomson( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi. En varm julidag i 1964 dør Ruperts mor under et slag tennis. 20 år senere dør faderen alene på et hospital. De tre Thomson brødre flytter for en tid ind i faderens hus for at bearbejde sorgen og fordele arven. Det udløser bl.a. en blodig konflikt mellem Rupert og den yngste bror
Divided kingdom by Rupert Thomson( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somewhere in the United Kingdom, an eight-year-old boy is removed from his home in the middle of the night. He is the victim of an extraordinary experiment. In an attempt to reform society, the government has divided the population into four groups, each group representing a different personality type. The land, too, has been divided into quarters. Borders have been established, reinforced by concrete walls, armed guards and rolls of razor wire. Plunged into this brave new world, the boy tries to make the best of things, unaware that ahead of him lies a revelation that will change everything he believes in and will, in the end, put his very life in jeopardy. A remarkable genre defying novel about the country we live in
Secrecy by Rupert Thomson( Recording )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence, 1691. Facing serious criminal charges, Gaetano Zummo is forced to flee his native Siracusa at the age of 20 first to Palermo, then Naples, but always has the feeling that he is being pursued by his past, and that he will never be free of it
Never anyone but you by Rupert Thomson( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years preceding World War I, two young women meet, by chance, in a provincial town in France. Suzanne Malherbe, a shy seventeen-year-old with a talent for drawing, is completely entranced by the brilliant but troubled Lucie Schwob, who comes from a family of wealthy Jewish intellectuals. They embark on a clandestine love affair, terrified they will be discovered, but then, in an astonishing twist of fate, the mother of one marries the father of the other. As "sisters" they are finally free of suspicion, and, hungry for a more stimulating milieu, they move to Paris at a moment when art, literature, and politics blend in an explosive cocktail. Having reinvented themselves as Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, they move in the most glamorous social circles, meeting everyone from Hemingway and Dalí to André Breton, and produce provocative photographs that still seem avant-garde today. In the 1930s, with the rise of anti-Semitism and threat of fascism, they leave Paris for Jersey, and it is on this idyllic island that they confront their destiny, creating a campaign of propaganda against Hitler's occupying forces that will put their lives in jeopardy
Dood van een moordenares : roman by Rupert Thomson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een politieman overdenkt zijn leven tijdens een nachtwake bij het dode lichaam van een gevreesde misdadigster
Morte di una assassina by Rupert Thomson( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De ontlading by Rupert Thomson( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De ontvoering en het seksuele misbruik van een jonge, mooie en getalenteerde Engelse balletdanser in Amsterdam door drie vrouwen heeft een diepgaande invloed op zijn verdere leven
Muerte de una asesina by Rupert Thomson( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never anyone but you by Rupert Thomson( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years preceding World War I, Suzanne, a shy seventeen-year-old artist, meets the brilliant but troubled Lucie, and they leave the rising fascism in Paris for Jersey, where they will confront their destiny
Stood up by David Austen( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Rupert Thomson anglický spisovatel

Rupert Thomson British writer

Rupert Thomson Brits schrijver

Rupert Thomson écrivain anglais

Rupert Thomson englischer Autor

Rupert Thomson escritor británico

Thomson, Rupert

Thomson, Rupert 1955-

רופרט תומסון סופר בריטי

トムソン, R

トムソン, ルパート

Divided kingdomSoft!The insultThe Book of revelation / Rupert ThomsonDreams of leavingThe five gates of hellAir & fireThis party's got to stop