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Zappa, William

Overview
Works: 88 works in 201 publications in 1 language and 1,447 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Fantasy fiction  Documentary films  History  Educational films  Internet videos  War fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Zappa
Dynasties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Duracks were among the first of Australia's great cattle kings. But in their own words they were 'kings in grass castles', their fortunes built on flimsy soil. This is the story of the conquest and then loss of their land. This provocative half-hour program explores just what was lost and what was left behind. We meet the Duracks who grew to love the harsh land, and the station workers, who remember with fondness the old White fella bosses
Dynasties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once Australia's most powerful pastoral family, the Macarthur dynasty now clings to its ancestral home, Camden Park--on the outskirts of Sydney, passed down over seven generations--as its final link to a glorious past. John Macarthur, legendary founder of the nation's wool industry, built Camden Park when he was the country's largest private landholder. The family empire had been built up by his wife, Elizabeth, while John was in exile--banished for his part in the overthrow of Governor Bligh. The pressing issue is how to keep Camden Park in the family for generations to come. For present-day patriarch, Quentin Macarthur-Stanham, a sixth-generation descendent of the famous John and Elizabeth, the answer lies in a radical solution. Breaking with Australian custom, he has introduced the old English aristocratic tradition of primogeniture--leaving all his estate to just one son. But Quentin has by-passed his eldest son, Mark, and instead made his second son, John, his sole heir. His decision has secured the house for a further generation, but at what personal cost? For Quentin, the choice was a rational one--based on John's financial qualifications as a successful city banker. Mark, a farmer, sees his father's choice very differently. He has still not recovered from the heartbreak of losing the dynastic estate. This half-hour program hears from the protagonists of this extraordinary family drama, and uncovers the history behind, impact of and reasons for Quentin's choice
Dynasties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following in a great woman's footsteps isn't easy. Such was the lesson learnt by David Wright when he tried to live up to the legacy of the dynasty's strong-minded matriarch, who took on banks and drought to establish a pastoral fortune. For three generations, the Wright dynasty reigned supreme in the rich pasturelands of New England. Uniquely, the family empire was established by a young widow, Charlotte May, whose enterprise and ingenuity secured its place as the district's leading graziers. But to keep their position, the present members of the dynasty have had to choose between the risks of expansion or the inevitability of a slow decline as land is divided up between successive generations. This is the story of two branches of the Wright dynasty that have made very different choices. This half-hour program goes to the heart of a dynasty confronting, for the first time, a bleak and uncertain future
Dynasties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this intriguing and exclusive insight, key members of the Murdoch family talk candidly about what it means to be a part of the Australian Media dynasty
Dynasties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The De Bortoli dynasty owes much of its success to its Italian heritage, but for how much longer can it stay true to its down-to-earth roots? Worth over $100 million, the De Bortoli family is now one of our largest wine exporters, yet the dynasty owes its start in Australia to an illiterate peasant farmer. Vittorio De Bortoli fled the devastation of the Great War and came to Griffith in rural New South Wales searching for land to till. He was soon followed by his childhood sweetheart, the enterprising Guiseppina. She devised a way of making dry table wine for the family and other migrant Italians, at the same time bringing to Australia a little of the lifestyle they had left behind. The De Bortoli farm soon became the centre of a thriving immigrant community - and as more arrived, the family enterprise expanded. As the Italian influence spread, so did the ambitions of Vittorio's son, Deen. Ignoring his father's pleas for caution, Deen would turn De Bortolis into one of Australia's major bulk wine producers, leading the charge into cask wine. The third generation has proved equally innovative - and equally combative. Darren, Deen's eldest, would fight his father for the right to take the family into premium wine production. As the family's wine and business have grown increasingly sophisticated, the De Bortolis have become high profile national and international players. But their success has come at a cost to local loyalties, straining community ties that go back generations. With each vintage, tensions mount. Economic realities have seen the family cut back on the grapes it buys, and the price it is prepared to pay. But in a small town like Griffith, this has meant growing antagonism towards the winery and, as vintage gets underway, the family's decisions are the focus of intense scrutiny. This half-hour programme joins the De Bortoli family as it makes hard-nosed business choices around the lunch table, and struggles with what of its heritage it will have to leave behind
The ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will is small for his age, but agile and energetic. All his life, he has dreamed of becoming a great knight like the father he never knew, so he is devastated when he is rejected as an apprentice to Castle Redmont's Battleschool. Instead he is apprenticed to Halt, the mysterious Ranger whose uncanny ability to move unseen is thought to be the result of black magic. Reluctantly, Will learns to use a Ranger's secret weapons: a bow and arrow, a mottled cloak and a stubborn little pony. It may not be the sword and battlehorse he longs for, but when Will and Halt set out on a desperate mission to prevent the assassination of the King, Will finds that a Ranger's weapons are not so useless after all
The sorcerer in the north by John Flanagan( Recording )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five years have passed since the Skandians and the Araluans made their treaty, and Will has finally become a Ranger, with his own fief to look after. He soon learns that even sleepy little islands have problems to keep him on his toes. Then he and his old friend Alyss are thrown into a terrifying new adventure, investigating the truth behind rumours of sorcery in a remote northern fief. As he stands in Grimsdell Forest, with the horrific, ghostly Night Warrior looming over him, Will must ask himself one question: is there a rational explanation, or does sorcery really exist?
Oakleaf bearers by John Flanagan( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can sworn enemies fight side by side to save their lives and their kingdoms? Just as spring approaches and Will and Evanlyn can finally escape Skandia, Evanlyn is carried off by mysterious horsemen. Will sets out after them, but one boy against six fierce Temujai warriors is impossible odds, even for a Ranger apprentice. Halt and Horace arrive just in time. But the happiness of their reunion is cut short when Halt realizes these Temujai are only scouts for a massive invasion force. The four Araluans must work together with the Skandians to defeat the invaders, if the Oberjarl will accept their help
The icebound land by John Flanagan( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as the captives of the fearsome Skandian wolfship captain, Erak. Halt has sworn to rescue Will, and he will do anything to keep his promise - even defy his King. Expelled from the Rangers, Halt is joined by Horace as he travels through Gallica towards Skandia. On their way, they are constantly challenged by freelance knights - otherwise known as thieving thugs. Horace knows a thing or two about combat, though, and he soon begins to attract the attention of knights and warlords for miles around with his uncanny skill. But will they be in time to rescue Will from a life of slavery?
Halt's peril by John Flanagan( Recording )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renegade outlaw group known as the Outsiders may have been chased from Clonmel, but not before killing Halt's only brother. Now Rangers Halt and Will, along with the young warrior Horace, are in pursuit. The Outsiders have done an effective job of dividing the kingdom into factions and are looking to overtake Araluen. It will take every bit of skill and cunning for the Rangers to survive. Some may not be so lucky
The siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan( Recording )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five years have passed since the Skandians and the Araluans made their treaty, and Will has finally become a Ranger, with his own fief to look after. He soon learns that even sleepy little islands have problems to keep him on his toes. Then he and his old friend Alyss are thrown into a terrifying new adventure, investigating the truth behind rumours of sorcery in a remote northern fief. As he stands in Grimsdell Forest, with the horrific, ghostly Night Warrior looming over him, Will must ask himself one question: is there a rational explanation, or does sorcery really exist?
Erak's ransom by John Flanagan( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to earn the Silver Oakleaf? So few men have done so. For Will, a mere boy, that symbol of honor has long felt out of reach. Now, in the wake of Araluen's uneasy truce with the raiding Skandians comes word that the Skandian leader has been captured by a dangerous desert tribe. The Rangers are sent to free him. But the desert is like nothing these warriors have seen before. Strangers in a strange land, they are brutalised by sandstorms, beaten by the unrelenting heat, tricked by one tribe that plays by its own rules, and surprisingly befriended by another. Like a desert mirage, nothing is as it seems. Yet one thing is constant: the bravery of the Rangers
The kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Will is at the annual Ranger Gathering but Halt is investigating mysterious happenings in the west. When he does finally return, it's with bad news. Hibernia is in turmoil. A false religious cult calling themselves the Outsiders are sowing confusion and sedition, and five of the six Hibernian kingdoms have been undermined. Now the sixth, Clonmel, is in danger. Halt, Will and Horace set out to restore order. Can the secrets of Halt's past help them in their mission?"--Container. Suggested audience: intermediate, junior secondary
The burning bridge by John Flanagan( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLAYAWAY: As the Kingdom of Araluen prepares for war against Morgarath, Will and Horace accompany the Ranger Gilan on a mission to Celtica. But Celtica's villages and mines are silent. Only an exhausted and starving girl called Evanlyn can tell them why: Morgarath has sent his foul creatures to enslave the Celts. While Gilan rides swiftly back to Araluen to report this news to the King, Will and Horace discover the true purpose behind Morgarath's actions. The Kingdom is sure to be defeated in a surprise three-sided attack, unless they can find a way to prevent it
Crush by Alison Maclean( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A darkly comic tale of seduction, betrayal, and revenge. Wreaking havoc is brash Lane, whose reckless driving leaves her friend Christina hospitalized. Fleeing the scene, she then crashes into the lives of a novelist and his teenage daughter by first befriending the girl, and then seducing her father
The royal ranger by John Flanagan( Recording )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible, even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. His worried friends must find a way to stop him taking such a dark path. It is Halt who suggests the solution: Will must take an apprentice. The candidate Halt has in mind will surprise everyone, and it will be a request that Will cannot refuse. Training a rebellious, unwilling apprentice is hard enough. But when a routine mission uncovers a shocking web of crime, Will must decide where his priorities lie, finishing his quest for revenge, or saving innocent lives? The final book of the Ranger's Apprentice series raises the stakes higher than ever. Is Will on his last mission for the Ranger Corps?
The lost stories by John A Flanagan( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of short stories with everyone's favourite rangers in a variety of adventures. Everyone knows the legends of the Rangers of Araluen. But no one has heard the whole story, until now. Has Halt told Will the truth about how Will became an orphan? Did Gilan track down Morgarath's lieutenant after the battle of Three Step Pass? Is there to be a royal wedding, or will tragedy strike first? If you want to know what's gone before and what comes next for Will, Halt, Horace, Alyss, Evanlyn and Gilan, not to mention a certain stubborn little pony, The Lost Stories is an unmissable read
The emperor of Nihon-Ja by John A Flanagan( Recording )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace is missing. Months have passed since he was sent on a military mission to Nihon-Ja but he has failed to return. Evanlyn is worried, and in company with Will, Alyss, and Halt, she sets out to discover what has become of their old friend. They find that Horace has become embroiled in Nihon-Ja politics. The arrogant Senshi Sect has rebelled against the rightful Emperor and Horace supports the deposed ruler. Now the rangers must turn farm and forest workers into a fighting force that can face the highly trained Senshi warriors and restore the emperor before it's too late
The Murdochs : building an empire( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With operations in Australia, Britain, and the U.S., the Murdoch media conglomerate occupies leading positions in the world of print and broadcast news. This program traces the story of the three-generation Murdoch media dynasty
Dynasties : the greatest of their kind( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dynasties is an inside look at some of Australia's most powerful families - Murdoch, Downer, Macarthur, Wright, Myer, Durack and De Bortoli. Presented here are the seven episodes from Series One of the popular ABC Television series, which reveal the story of some of Australia's great dynasties, the ways they have shaped our society, their private motivations and their ongoing influences"--Back cover
 
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