WorldCat Identities

Hobson, Will

Works: 40 works in 125 publications in 3 languages and 2,652 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Juvenile works  Biographical fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Autobiographies  Adventure stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PQ2228, 843.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Will Hobson
The collector of worlds by Ilija Trojanow( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fictionalized account imagines the life of Sir Richard Francis Burton--a 19th-century British colonial officer and translator with a rare ability to assimilate into indigenous cultures
World health and history by Will Hobson( Book )

9 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue wolf : the epic tale of the life of Genghis Khan and the empire of the steppes by Homéric( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic novel of the life of Genghis Khan tells the story of the feared warrior who unified four hundred tribes and was crowned King of the Oceans, the Blue Wolf
Who I am by Charlotte Rampling( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar-nominated Charlotte Rampling most recently appeared in hit ITV drama Broadchurch, the BBC's London Spy and HBO's Dexter, and the feature film 45 Years. Her career has spanned popular entertainment and arthouse cinema, having starred in English, French and Italian films from 1966's Georgy Girl (opposite Lynn Redgrave), to films with French director Francois Ozon, including 2003's Swimming Pool. Having shied away from biographies and autobiographies, Rampling has now written Who I Am (first published in French) a lyrical, and intimate self-portrait via reminiscences. Highly personal, packed with photographs from her personal archive, Rampling recounts her childhood and youth as the daughter of an army officer (who won a gold medal for the 4 x 400 relay in the infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics), and the memories and passions that would inspire her life and later work as an actress. Written in a style that gives a unique insight into her screen persona, it is an idiosyncratic and beguiling insight of one of the most consistently adventurous and interesting actors
Sans moi by Marie Desplechin( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Que faire d'une jeune femme qui s'installe chez vous, sous prétexte qu'elle n'a pas de domicile et qu'elle s'entend bien avec vos enfants ? Son portrait, peut-être. Enfant de la DDASS, fille des rues, " fourmi " pour un dealer et prostituée occasionnelle, Olivia porte en elle un passé chargé et un présent hasardeux. Avec elle, c'est un peu de la violence et de la corruption du monde qui frappe à votre porte. Ingénue professionnelle, libertine à son insu, cette accidentée de la vie est pleine d'une énergie vitale qui fait craquer toutes les digues. Dans ce livre cruel à force de justesse, Marie Desplechin effleure, sans crainte de faire mal, nos zones sensibles : les faux-semblants, trahisons infimes, petits accommodements sans importance où se joue chaque jour notre survie morale
The dead man in the bunker : discovering my father by Martin Pollack( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1947, a man is found shot to death in an old military bunker near the Brenner Pass that links Italy to Austria. His papers claim him to be a farm labourer; the scars on his face could only have come from duelling, the mark of a man who was once a member of a German student fraternity. He is Dr. Gerhard Bast, lawyer, athlete, former head of the Gestapo in the Austrian city of Linz and a wanted war criminal. A few years before, his affair with a married woman led to the birth of a son, Martin Pollack, who in his maturity sets out to discover the truth about his father." "Martin Pollack reveals that his loving grandparents, with whom he spent long and happy holidays as a child, were ardent and unrepentant Nazis who never ceased to hate and resent Jews and Slavs, and never acknowledged what their son had really done. And what he did is the heart of this book, as Pollack quietly, relentlessly reconstructs the family history, moving from present-day Slovenia - where his grandparents were involved in vicious sectarian strife with their Slav neighbours - through Austria between the wars, where the family were enthusiastic members of the illegal Nazi party. Once war begins in 1939, Pollack tracks his father from Austria to Poland and on into Russia, where he was the head of an Einsatzgruppe, a killing squad, and back into Poland during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. The closing months of the war find him rounding up Jews and partisans in Slovakia. In every place that Pollack's father has been, the evidence of mass murder mounts higher and higher, the undeniable evidence impossible to resist."--BOOK JACKET
Marilyn's last sessions : a novel by Michel Schneider( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4.25 am, 5 August 1962, West Los Angeles Police Department 'Marilyn Monroe has died of an overdose', a man's voice says dully. And when the stunned policeman asked 'What?', the same voice struggled to repeat 'Marilyn Monroe has died. She has committed suicide.' If life were scripted like the movies, this extraordinary phone call would have been made by the most important man in Marilyn Monroe's life - Dr Ralph Greenson, her final psychoanalyst. During her last years Marilyn had come to rely on Greenson more and more. She met with him almost every day. He was her analyst, her friend and her confessor. He was the last person to see her alive, and the first to see her dead. In this highly acclaimed novel, Marilyn's last years - and her last sessions on Dr Greenson's couch - are brilliantly recreated. This is the story of the world's most famous and elusive actress, and the world she inhabited, surrounded by such figures as Arthur Miller, Truman Capote and John Huston. It is a remarkable piece of storytelling that illuminates one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: A young Gascon gentleman, D' Artagnan, arrives in Paris determined to join the infamous King's guards and is soon befriended by the band of musketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis famed for their impressive swordplay and fearless spirit. With the treacherous Cardinal Richelieu and his seductive spy, Milady, weaving a web of deceit and royal intrigue, the friends are soon drawn into an evil plot. To defend the Queen's honor and protect the King they must discover the truth, encountering stolen diamonds, Louis XIII, love, murder and vengeance along the way. A swashbuckling tale of chivalry, romance, and daring rooftop duels and most of all, adventure
Maigret, Lognon and the gangsters by Georges Simenon( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maigret goes up against a group of American gangsters and finds he just might have met his match. The thirty-ninth book in the new Penguin Maigret series. In Maigret's latest adventure, the Inspector learns that his hapless colleague Lognon is being menaced by some notorious American mobsters, and he makes it his mission to bring them to justice, despite threatening warnings that he is out of his depth. As the stakes get higher, Maigret must rely on intel from his FBI friend in Washington, D.C., as well as his own ingenuity, to smoke the Americans out before they can complete the job and silence his star witness--permanently
Modern trends in geriatrics by Will Hobson( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being Arab by Samir Kassir( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before his assassination in 2005, Samir Kassir was one of Lebanon's foremost public intellectuals. In 'Being Arab', a thought-provoking assessment of Arab identity, he calls on the people of the Middle East to reject both Western double standards and Islamism in order to take the future into their own hands. Passionately written and brilliantly argued, this rallying cry for change has now been heard by millions."--Page 4 of cover
The health of the elderly at home; a medical, social and dietary study of elderly people living at home in Sheffield by Will Hobson( Book )

9 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Cadaver by Georges Simenon( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a friend's brother-in-law is accused of murdering his daughter's lover, Maigret arrives in a small French town to help and is plunged into an atmosphere of animosity. He soon finds himself tangled up in a case that may ruin the very people whom he has come to aid and must face an old enemy--an ex-police officer nicknamed "Inspector Cadaver"--who seems to be doing everything in his power to obstruct Maigret's investigations
Maigret in Montmartre by Georges Simenon( )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He opened the door for her and watched her walk away down the huge corridor, then hesitate at the top of the stairs. Heads turned as she passed. You sensed she came from a different world, the world of the night, and there was something almost indecent about her in the harsh light of a winter's day." A young cabaret dancer in a black silk dress leads Inspector Maigret into a seamy world of nightclubs, drug addiction and exploitation on the streets of Montmartre
Napoleon : the emperor of kings by Max Gallo( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Gallo re-creates the most thrilling and turbulent five years of the Little Corporal's reign. We follow Napoleon's relentless pursuit of power from the battlefield to the bedroom, from his traumatic divorce from Empress Josephine through to his remarriage to the young Austrian Archduchess, Marie Louise, and the birth of their son
The breeding biology of the knot by Will Hobson( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in Russian and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second wind by Philippe Pozzo di Borgo( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philippe Pozzo di Borgo was not in the habit of asking for help. Then, in 1993, a paragliding accident left him a quadriplegic. The only person who wasn't bothered by Philippe's condition was Abdel, the unemployed Algerian immigrant from the outskirts of society who would become Philippe's unlikely caretaker
A second wind by Philippe Pozzo di Borgo( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The director of a world famous champagne house, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo was accustomed to a certain level of independence. In 1993, his wife was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and shortly thereafter, he became a quadriplegic in a paragliding accident. Stuck in his apartment for days on end, he felt isolated from the world, until an Algerian immigrant neighbor reached out to help--thus changing both men's lives forever
The two Lolitas by Michael Maar( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Does it ring a bell? The first-person narrator, a cultivated man of middle age, looks back on the story of an amour fou. It all starts when, traveling abroad, he takes a room as a lodger. The moment he sees the daughter of the house, he is lost. She is a pre-teen, whose charms instantly enslave him. Heedless of her age, he becomes intimate with her. In the end she dies, and the narrator marked by her forever remains alone. The name of the girl supplies the title of the story: Lolita. We know the girl and her story, and we know the title. But the author was Heinz von Eschwege, whose tale of Lolita appeared in 1916 under the pseudonym Heinz von Lichberg, forty years before Nabokov's celebrated novel took the world by storm. Von Lichberg later became a prominent journalist in the Nazi era, and his youthful work faded from view. The Two Lolitas uncovers a remarkable series of parallels between the two works and their authors. Did Vladimir Nabokov, author of an imperishable Lolita who remained in Berlin until 1937, know of von Lichberg's tale? And if so, did he adopt it consciously, or was this a classic case of "cryptoamnesia," with the earlier tale existing for Nabokov as a hidden, unacknowledged memory? In this extraordinary literary detective story, Michael Maar casts new light on the making of one of the most influential works of the twentieth century"--
The howling miller by Arto Paasilinna( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arriving in northern Finland after World War II to purchase a dilapidated mill, the eccentric Gunnar Huttunen is feared and reviled by local villagers because of his habit of nighttime howling and they soon force him out of local society and into the role of a hermit in the nearby forest
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The collector of worlds
The blue wolf : the epic tale of the life of Genghis Khan and the empire of the steppesSans moiThe dead man in the bunker : discovering my fatherMarilyn's last sessions : a novelBeing ArabNapoleon : the emperor of kingsThe howling miller
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Hobson, William