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Becoming Jane ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,751 libraries worldwide
The year is 1795 and Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old. The emerging writer already sees a world beyond class and commerce, pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable--marrying for love. Her parents prefer a wealthy husband, to assure their daughter's future social standing, and are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very rich and very formidable Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sharp repartee leads to flying sparks. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. The couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune.
Brideshead revisited ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
When the charming aristocrat Sebastian invites Charles Ryder to his family's estate, Charles becomes seduced by the opulent lifestyle of the Marchmain family, and by Julia, Sebastian's sister. As their romance deepens, repercussions follow, and Charles discovers that at Brideshead, love, money and power come at a price.
Simon Schama's Power of art ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time.
Cranford ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
Cranford, in 1842, is a market town in northwest England. It is a place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, an intricate network of ladies. It seems that life has always been conducted according to their social rules. For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness, and Matty, her demurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue. Handsome new doctor Frank Harrison has arrived from London; a retired Captain and his daughters move in across the street and preparations for Lady Ludlow's garden party are underway. The town has some secrets which are about to be revealed. But news comes that shakes the town: a railway line from Manchester is coming to Cranford.
Bleak House ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
Out of an interminable court case spin three young people each searching for their place in the world. Their story moves fast, swirling through an incredible array of characters from passionate young lovers to ruthless lawyers, from an ice-cold aristocratic beauty to a shrewd relentless detective, until the final thrilling climax.
Life in the undergrowth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 838 libraries worldwide
David Attenborough guides the viewer through a miniature universe teeming with life, never normally seen, yet all around us. New technology reveals surreal vistas and their extraordinary inhabitants.
Little Dorrit ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 816 libraries worldwide
When Arthur Clennam returns to London after several years abroad, he wants to learn more about his mother's new seamstress, young Amy Dorrit. His search brings him to the Marshalsea Debtors Prison, where he learns the truth about struggle and hardship in 1820s England.
Earth the biography ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
"Earth is an incredible, exceptional planet with an amazing life story full of cataclysmic disasters, eleventh-hour coincidences that save it from extinction, and an astonishing power to continually regenerate. This... series uses breathtaking footage and specialist imaging to tell the story of the great forces that shape the planet - volcanoes, the ocean, the atmosphere and ice. Traveling from Ethiopia's unique lava lake to an ice cave under a glacier in Greenland and a host of amazing locations in between, examine the forces that have helped create and foster life on Earth..." -Container
Doctor Who. The complete second series ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
The regenerated Doctor (David Tennant) travels through time and space with his companion Rose Tyler encountering strange lifeforms and protecting the Earth from alien invaders. This season is filled with more thrills, more laughs, more heartbreak and some terrifying new aliens and old acquaintances.
Silas Marner the weaver of Raveloe ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
Silas Marner was a man who had everything, until he lost it all. Falsely accused of theft and driven out of his town, Silas starts life anew. One day, upon arriving home, he discovers a child asleep on the hearth.
State of play ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
The murder of an ambitious politician's researcher leads journalist Cal McCaffrey to uncover a complex thriller revealing the links between government and big business.
Lark Rise to Candleford. The complete season one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
Follows the relationship of two contrasting communities: Lark Rise, a small hamlet gently holding onto the past, and Candleford, a neighboring market town bustling into the future. When young Laura Timmins leaves Lark Rise for a job at the Candleford post office, she discovers an eye-opening, exciting new world. In the face of scandals and feuds, she must leave her childhood behind.
The mill on the Floss ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
The tragic tale of Maggie Tulliver, the miller's daughter, who defies her embittered brother in standing by the man she loves - shocking the stifling society in which she lives - in an attempt to pursue her blighted dreams.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
When the beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting the manipulative Alec proves to be her downfall.
Life in cold blood ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
"Amphibians and reptiles ruled the world for nearly 200 million years, and today there are well over 14,000 species. Ranging from some of the largest, most deadly creatures on Earth to the smallest and strangest, these are some of the most fascinating and dramatic animals on the planet...With breathtaking footage and amazing action photography that proves the cold-blooded world is as passionate, dramatic and bizarre as any on Earth, this definitive series reveals the secrets of the most successful creatures ever to walk - or crawl - on land"--Container.
Torchwood. The complete first season ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Led by Captain Jack Harkness, the Torchwood team delves into the unknown and fights the impossible. From an underground base built on a rift in time and space, the team responds to any alien threat-- a meteorite crash landing, sightings of extra-terrestrial technology, an unusual autopsy report, the spread of a deadly alien virus. Everyone who works for Torchwood is under 35. Some day that's because it's a new science-- others say it's because they die young--Container.
Ganges ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
The Ganges runs through the heart of India. For millions of Hindus it is India's sacred river, but they share its banks with a rich variety of wildlife. This reveals how the Ganges has shaped the wildlife, culture and beliefts in India.
Doctor Who. The complete fourth series ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 497 libraries worldwide
The Doctor and Donna Noble travel back to Pompeii in AD 79 on the eve of the infamous eruption, investigate a series of grisly murders with the help of Agatha Christie, journey to the homeworld of the sinister Ood, face an old enemy of the Doctor's, and more.
Adam Bede ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Adam Bede, an honest, hard-working carpenter, has his heart set on marrying his sweetheart, pretty dairymaid Hetty Sorrel. Hetty wants nothing to do with her boring life on the farm and she allows herself to be seduced by the heir to a local estate. She finds herself abandoned and pregnant from her ill-fated dalliance.
Human planet the complete series ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
Following in the footsteps of Planet Earth and Life, this epic eight-part blockbuster is a breathtaking celebration of the amazing, complex, profound, and sometimes challenging relationship between humankind and nature. Humans are the ultimate animals - the most successful species on the planet. Each episode focuses on a particular habitat and reveals how its people have created astonishing solutions in the face of extreme adversity.
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