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Lanchester, John

Overview
Works: 50 works in 381 publications in 16 languages and 10,630 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Terminology  Psychological fiction  Dictionaries  Biography  Popular works  Satire  Black humor  History 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6062.A4863, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Lanchester
 
Most widely held works by John Lanchester
Capital by John Lanchester( Book )

43 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Residents of Pepys Road in London receive odd, anonymous postcards demanding "We Want What You Have" during the financial meltdown of 2008
The debt to pleasure : a novel by John Lanchester( Book )

50 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A worldly Englishman describes his life, his travels, the people he met, his intellectual and culinary pursuits, interspersing his account with witty observations. By the end of the book you get quite a jolt to discover all this time he was murdering
Mr. Phillips by John Lanchester( Book )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. phillips wakes on a summer's Monday morning in his modest, nearly mortgage-free house, in the bed he has contentedly shared with his wife of almost thirty years, ready to face another ordinary working day.---Except that this day is not ordinary, for the previous Friday, Mr. Phillips was summarily sacked
How to speak money : what the money people say-- and what it really means by John Lanchester( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how the world of finance and economics really works, from the terms and conditions of personal checking accounts to the deliberate concealments of bankers, and explains hundreds of common economic terms
I.O.U. : why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lanchester's brilliant survey of the current financial crisis explains how the booming global economy collapsed seemingly overnight
Fragrant Harbor by John Lanchester( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, a young Englishmn named Tom Stewart heads to Hong Kong in search of adventure
Whoops! : why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There's probably a word in German for that feeling you get when you understand something while it's being explained to you but lose hold of the explanation as soon as it stops. A lot of writing about the credit crunch has that effect: you can grasp it while it's going on, and then as soon as it's over, you can no longer remember the difference between a CDO, a CDS, an MBS, and a toasted cheese sandwich. Whoops! is different. It makes it possible for all of us to grasp how we found ourselves in this predicament. What went wrong? In 2000, the total GDP of Earth--the sum total of all the economic activity on the planet--was $36 trillion. At the start of 2007 it was $70 trillion. Now that growth has gone suddenly and sharply into decline, with an effect roughly resembling that of putting a car into reverse while doing 70 down a motorway. In Whoops! John Lanchester, whose need to understand is as great as anyone's, travels with a cast of characters including reckless banksters, snoozing regulators, complacent politicians, predatory lenders, credit-drunk spendthrifts and innocent bystanders. All modern financial life is here, from a way to lose money on the property market to the difference between how we behave; some of the chief villains of the piece are mathematical equations. Vivid, funny and full of emotion, Whoops! is a book for all of us who want to understand, in a deep and genuine way, what is happening and why we feel the way we do. The perfect book to have with us as we sit among the wreckage and wonder what to do next."--Jacket
Fragrant harbour by John Lanchester( Book )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragrant Harbour is the story of four people whose intertwined lives span Asia's last seventy years. Tom Stewart leaves England to seek his fortune, and finds it in running Hong Kong's best hotel. Sister Maria is a beautiful and uncompromising Chinese nun whom Stewart meets on the boat. Dawn Stone is an English journalist who becomes the public face of money and power and big business. Matthew Ho is a young Chinese entrepreneur whose life has been shaped by painful choices made long before his birth
Mr. Phillips by John Lanchester( Recording )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged man is fired from his job, and his whole life is cast into doubt as he walks the streets of London, trying to cope with this disaster
I.O.U. why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester( Recording )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lanchester's survey of the current financial crisis explains how the booming global economy collapsed seemingly overnight
Capital by John Lanchester( Recording )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Each house has seen its fair share of first steps and last breaths, and plenty of laughter in between. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want What You Have. At forty, Roger Yount is blessed with an expensively groomed wife, two small sons and a powerful job in the City. An annual bonus of a million might seem excessive, but with second homes and nannies to maintain, he's not sure he can get by without it. Elsewhere in the Capital, Zbigniew has come from Warsaw to indulge the super-rich in their interior decoration whims. Freddy Kano, teenage football sensation, has left a two-room shack in Senegal to follow his dream. Traffic warden Quentina has exchanged the violence of the police in Zimbabwe for the violence of the enraged middle classes. For them all, this city offers the chance of a different kind of life. Epic in scope yet intimate, capturing the ordinary dramas of very different lives, this is a novel of love and suspicion, of financial collapse and terrorist threat, of property values going up and fortunes going down, and of a city at a moment of extraordinary tension. Capital is a post-crash state-of-the nation novel told with compassion and humour, featuring a cast of characters that you will be sad to leave behind
Whoops! why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lanchester travels with a cast of characters - including reckless banksters, snoozing regulators, complacent politicians, predatory lenders, credit-drunk spendthrifts, and innocent bystanders to understand deeply and genuinely what is happening with the credit crunch and why we feel the way we do
Family romance a love story by John Lanchester( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir in which the author joins the dots of his parents' history, their extraordinary secrets and the shape of their shared life. From his grandparents' beginnings in rural Ireland and colonial Rhodesia, the author navigates through his parents' lives: his father Bill's devastating war-time separation from his parents; his mother Julia's tragic first love, her decision to become a nun and her adoption of a new identity. The author illuminates their characters and Julia's motives with moving insight
Food, the vital stuff( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to speak money : what the money people say--and what it really means by John Lanchester( Recording )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lanchester shows how the world of finance and economics really works--from the terms and conditions of a personal checking account to the evasions of bankers appearing in front of Congress. He reveals how the language of money is often a tool to conceal and mislead; he explains hundreds of common economic terms, from GDP to the IMF, amortization and securitization to collateralized debt obligation
The debt to pleasure by John Lanchester( Recording )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Englishman Tarquin Winot, whose spiritual home is France, considers himself a chef and scholar. As he drives through France to his home in Provence, Winot treats us to recipes for some of his favorite dishes and reveals a sinister side to his nature
Christie Malry's own double-entry by B. S Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"B.S. Johnson's funniest and most accessible novel, reissued for the first time in 25 years with a foreword by John Lanchester Christie Malry is a simple person. Born into a family without money he realised early along in the game that the best way to come by money was to place himself next to it. So he took a job as a very junior bank clerk in a very stuffy bank. It was at the bank that Christie discocered the principles of double-entry bookkeeping, from which he evolved his Great Idea. For every offence Christy henceforth received at the hands of a society with which he was clearly out of step. a debit must be noted; after which, society would have to be paid back appropriately, so that the paper credit would accrue to Christy's account. Acerbic yet funny, this is a novel which, even as it provokes laughter, will alarm and disturb as well."
Family romance : a memoir by John Lanchester( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En biografi over forfatterens mor Julie, som efter at have forladt tilvrelsen som nonne, lyver sig 10 år yngre. Hverken hendes mand eller sn kendte sandheden fr efter hendes dd
Family romance : a love story by John Lanchester( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of The Debt to Pleasure digs into his family's extraordinary past in a memoir as enthralling as his finest fiction It was only when his mother died that John Lanchester realized how little he really knew about his parents. With the cache of letters and papers she left behind, he set out to reconstruct just who his parents had been. In doing so, he did much more than trace the remarkable story of a reluctant international banker, a secretive former nun, and the life they shared; he also gained extraordinary insight into his own nature and a deeper understanding of the universal push-pull of family love-and family loss. Part detective work, part evocation of character, this is, above all, compelling storytelling
Warum jeder jedem etwas schuldet und keiner jemals etwas zurückzahlt : die bizarre Geschichte der Finanzen by John Lanchester( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unterhaltsam und verständlich entwirrt der Autor jedem Laien, warum die Finanzwelt und die globale Welt seit Jahren erschüttert werden und die Ursachen noch immer nicht behoben sind. Der Sündenfall begann, als Finanzjongleure die Tatsache verschleierten, dass jedes finanzielle Abenteuer irgendwann von irgendjemandem bezahlt werden muss. Dabei macht er aus seiner sehr britischen Euroskepsis keinen Hehl und umreit Vorschläge, wie eine politische Einigung Europas gelingen und Europa stärken könnte, um die Finanzkrise gemeinsam zu überwinden. >>Gestern<<, so heit ein sarkastischer Witz, >>standen wir vor dem Abgrund. Heute sind wir einen Schritt weiter.<< Dazu will es John Lanchester nicht kommen lassen - er plädiert dafür, einen Schritt zurückzutreten und entschlossen zu handeln, um nicht alles, was seit dem Fall der Mauer erreicht wurde, verloren gehen zu lassen
 
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The debt to pleasure : a novel
Alternative Names
John Lanchester angielski pisarz

John Lanchester britischer Schriftsteller

John Lanchester crivain britannique

Lanchester, John

Lenčesters, Džons

Джон Ланчестър

לנצ׳סטר, ג׳ון

ランチェスター, ジョン

約翰蘭徹斯特

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Mr. PhillipsI.O.U. : why everyone owes everyone and no one can payFragrant HarborWhoops! : why everyone owes everyone and no one can payFragrant harbourMr. PhillipsI.O.U. why everyone owes everyone and no one can payFood, the vital stuff