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Ridley, Philip

Works: 134 works in 459 publications in 9 languages and 7,147 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Horror films  Fantasy films  Screenplays  Humorous fiction  Domestic drama  Black humor 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Director, Scenarist, Creator, Interviewee, fmd, Performer
Classifications: PR6068.I292, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Philip Ridley
Dakota of the White Flats by Philip Ridley( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In searching for an eccentric old woman's jewel-encrusted turtle, Dakota and Treacle tangle with a recluse author and almost become a midnight menu for mutant eels
Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he is very thin with frizzy hair and thick glasses, nine-year-old Ruskin believes he is born to be a hero and sets out to prove it by delivering his beloved Lizard Street from the menace of Krindlekrax
The American dreams : two screenplays by Philip Ridley( )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Philip Ridley is a singular writer, a prolific polymath, probably a genius, and the creator of some of the most peculiar, grotesque and compelling British plays (and films) of the last several years"" (Time Out) Ridley's film debut The Reflecting Skin caused a sensation at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival and went on to win eleven international awards. Set in the Idaho farmlands of the 1950s, the film follows eight-year-old Seth through a mythical summer where reality is heightened to the level of an hallucinogenic, quasi-fantasy. The Passion of Darkly Noon is a modern fable; echoing the surre
Mercury fur by Philip Ridley( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging new play by the enfant terrible of dark, disturbing drama. Elliot is panicking. The party that he and his brother Darren have been planning has been brought forward - to tonight. In a lawless, ravaged city, where memories of the past have been brutally erased, the boys and their team survive by realising their clients' darkest fantasies. But just how far are they prepared to go in trading humanity for information? As the light fades and events spiral out of control it becomes clear that on the success of the evening hangs not just their security, but their existence. The world is a
Piranha Heights by Philip Ridley( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting of 'Piranha Heights', the last in Ridley's 'Brothers' trilogy, is a living room frozen in the 1960s. It is Mother's Day and mother is dead. Now her two sons gather in her home to argue about the truth of their childhood. But a storm is approaching ... with a violent truth all of its own. 'Piranha Heights' premiered at the Soho Theatre, London, in 2008
Kasper in the glitter by Philip Ridley( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed with the world's largest Banoffi pie, Kasper Whisky sets off to rescue his kidnapped mother from the evil King Streetwise and his gang
Scribbleboy by Philip Ridley( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bailey arrives in a new concrete neighbourhood with his extraordinary family, but he has no friends. He dreams about strange multicoloured shapes brightening up deserted buildings, and of the infamous Scribbleboy thought to have created them
Vincent River by Philip Ridley( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and French and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Last December 17-year-old Davey saw something that he can't forget. Yesterday, 53-year-old Anita was forced to flee the flat she'd lived in all her adult life. Davey and Anita have never met. Yet both know, sooner or later, their paths have to cross. For the thing Dewey saw, and the reason Anita fled, are connected by a secret...the secret of Vincent River"--Back cover
The pitchfork Disney by Philip Ridley( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-eight-year-old twin brothers live a reclusive life in East London following the tragic loss of their parents years ago. When one of the twins finally opens their home to a stranger, he lets in their worst nightmares
Ghost from a perfect place by Philip Ridley( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Back in the Swinging Sixties, Travis Flood led a gang that terrorised East London. Now, after an absence of many years, he returns to find his old turf in the clutches of a new kind of gang ... with a new kind of leader. Rio -- ruler of a mob of girls -- instantly captivates Travis with her haunting beauty. But soon a shocking story begins to emerge -- one that shatters both their distorted memories. A scorching dark comedy where a monster from the past meets the mosters of the present."--Page 4 of cover
Heartless( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamie is a talented young photographer who has a disfiguring birthmark that makes him feel like an outsider. While he is developing pictures, Jamie sees a hooded figure peering from behind a window. Investigating, he stumbles into a horrific world of reptilian monsters posing as street gangs, violence inflicted on the most innocent, and a demon with the power to offer Jamie everything he has ever dreamed of, but at a deadly price
The fastest clock in the universe by Philip Ridley( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a strange room in East London the party preparations are under way. Everything has been planned to the last detail. Surely nothing can go wrong? After all, there's the specially made birthday cake, the specially written cards, the specially chosen guest of honour ... and a very, very sharp knife. Philip Ridley's edgy and provocative drama caused a sensation when it premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1992, winning the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer to the Stage and the Meyer Whitworth Prize. It is now regarded as a contemporary classic
Shivered by Philip Ridley( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young couple are moving into their new home. A soldier is being held hostage. Two boys are searching for monsters. All these things are connected by both family and time ... but what story can be told when family and time are broken? Covering over twelve years, 'Shivered' unpicks the story of two families and then re-weaves it into something new and startling. Seven people, one war, a derelict car plant and mysterious lights in the sky ... all come together in the Essex new-town of Draylingstowe, where the view from green hills once offered hope and prosperity for all."--
ZinderZunder by Philip Ridley( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Italian and English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mumzie wants Max to be a little gentleman. Max wants Mumzie to stop criticizing him and realise just how fabulously razzmatazz his tap-dancing is. Can ZinderZunder make Max's wish come true. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Vinegar Street by Philip Ridley( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poppy Popplesticks loves her life on Vinegar Street. And everybody who lives there loves Poppy. But, one day, a tingling voice inside Poppy's head warns her that change is on the way. A change that will threaten Poppy's whole world. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Krindlekrax, or, How Ruskin Splinter battled a horrible monster and saved his entire neighborhood by Philip Ridley( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he is very thin with frizzy hair and thick glasses, nine-year-old Ruskin believes he is born to be a hero and sets out to prove it by delivering his beloved Lizard Street from the menace of Krindlekrax
Feathers in the snow by Philip Ridley( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath a sky full of stars a decision is made. This decision sets off an astonishing chain of events. And a journey involving a talking leopard, a greedy King, a magical bird, a tidal wave a Sea Witch, a lost soldier, a devious dolphin, a war - and a trail of feathers in the snow. This family play is an epic story of magic and migration. Covering over five hundred years - and with scope for a huge cast - 'Feathers in the Snow' explores how stories give meaning to random events and our constant need to find somewhere we call 'home'. It premiered at Southwark Playhouse, London in December 2012
Mighty fizz chilla by Philip Ridley( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milo Kick is no longer Mum's little angel. When he is sent away to stay with an old family friend, Cressida Bell, Milo becomes obsessed with a tale that will change his life. It is the story of Mighty fizz chilla
Zip's Apollo by Philip Ridley( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zip Jingle, his mum and his little brother, Newt, have just moved from the Forest to New Town, where even the trees are plastic. The magic has gone out of their lives and they don't know how to get it back. Until one day, Zip and Newt bring home a shopping trolley from the supermarket and it speaks to them. Suggested level: intemediate, junior secondary
Tender napalm by Philip Ridley( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tender Napalm is a high-impact, high-concept exploration of the relationship between two people and the violent world that surrounds them ... and the place where these things meet. Explosive, poetic and brutal, the play weaves a compelling tapestry to re-examine and re-define the language of love ... and how that love struggles to survive in the face of catastrophe."--Page 4 of cover
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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.07 for The Americ ... to 0.79 for ZinderZund ...)

KrindlekraxThe American dreams : two screenplaysMercury furPiranha HeightsKasper in the glitterScribbleboyVincent RiverThe pitchfork Disney
Alternative Names
Philip Ridley artista, scrittore e drammaturgo inglese

Philip Ridley britischer Künstler und Autor

Philip Ridley britisk skribent

Philip Ridley Brits schrijver

Philip Ridley brittisk författare

Филип Ридли английский драматург, прозаик, сценарист, кинорежиссер

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