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Rycroft, William

Works: 28 works in 83 publications in 1 language and 893 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Historical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Psychological fiction  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6054.A923, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Rycroft
Lights out in Wonderland by D. B. C Pierre( )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caught up in his decadent lifestyle, 20-something Gabriel Brockwell decides to kill himself. But before he does, he embarks on a quest for Wonderland--a bacchanal to end all bacchanals. His journey takes him around the globe, from London to Tokyo to Berlin, to taste all of life's wildest pleasures, only to emerge with a renewed spirit and a desire to make up for some of the terrible things he's done in his life
The chop by Graham Hurley( )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like everyone else in UK, Norman's grandfather gets the bird flu
Thieves like us by Stephen Cole( )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mysterious benefactor hand-picks a group of teen geniuses to follow a set of clues leading to the secrets of everlasting life, secrets which they must steal and for which they risk being killed
Ghosting by Keith Gray( )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nate and his sister Sandy are fake mediums and don't believe in the ghosts they pretend to see. That is, until the real ghost of a serial killer's victim appear with a message for Sandy ..."--P. [4] of cover
Mr. Toppit by Charles Elton( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanning several decades, from the heyday of the British film industry after the war to the cut-throat world of show business in Los Angeles, 'Mr Toppit' is a tale of the unexpected effects of sudden fame and fortune
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell( Recording )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oblivious to the bizarre ways in which their lives intersect, nine characters--a terrorist in Okinawa, a record-shop clerk in Tokyo, a money-laundering British financier in Hong Kong, an old woman running a tea shack in China, a transmigrating "noncorpum" entity seeking a human host in Mongolia, a gallery-attendant-cum-art-thief in Petersburg, a drummer in London, a female physicist in Ireland, and a radio deejay in New York--hurtle toward a shared destiny of astonishing impact
Number9dream by David Mitchell( Recording )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eiji Miyake arrives in a sprawling Japanese metropolis to track down the father he has never met, but the city is a mapless place if you are 19, broke, and the only person you can trust is John Lennon
The great lover : a novel by Jill Dawson( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1909, sixteen-year-old Nell Golightly is a housemaid at a popular tea garden near Cambridge University, and Rupert Brooke, a new tenant, is already causing a stir with his boyish good looks and habit of swimming naked in nearby Byron's Pool. Despite her good sense, Nell seems to be falling under the radical young poet's spell, even though Brooke apparently adores no one but himself. Could he ever love a housemaid? Is he, in fact, capable of love at all?" --Cover, p. 4
The Windsor faction by D. J Taylor( Recording )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autumn 1939, in a parallel world where Edward VIII never abdicated and the Second World War might have taken a very different course. As the storm clouds gather over Europe and German troops are amassing, a clandestine 'King's Party' of fascist peace campaigners is stealthily undermining the war-effort. Back from Ceylon, Cynthia Kirkpatrick finds herself at the centre of a web of intrigue
Little exiles by Robert Dinsdale( Recording )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jon Heather, proud to be nearly nine, knows that Christmas is a time for family. But one evening in December 1948, no longer able to cope, his mother leaves him by a door. Several weeks later, still certain his mother will come back, Jon finds himself on a boat set for Australia
A wolf in Hindelheim by Jenny Mayhew( Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A remote German village, 1926. A baby has gone missing. A police constable has been called. A doctor suspects a storekeeper. A son wants to prove himself a man. A love affair unfolds. Then the rumours begin to spread. Once suspicion has taken hold, is anything beyond belief?
Virus attack by Andy Briggs( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archfiends Basilisk and the Worm have dreamt up a plan so cunning it will strike fear into the heart of the bravest superhero. Combining their dastardly skills, they will infect HERO.COM with a virus potent enough to cripple it and ultimately to destroy Hero HQ. Toby, Lorna, Pete and Emily are tasked to stop them
The lessons by Naomi Alderman( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'The Lessons' is a spellbinding novel about shattered hopes, destructive love and dark family secrets from the author of 'Disobedience'
The nemesis program by Scott Mariani( Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While secretly researching the bizarre discoveries of Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla many years earlier, physicist Claudine Pommier becomes the victim of a remorseless and cruel murderer who breaks into her Parisian apartment. Maverick American biologist Dr Roberta Ryder receives a mysterious letter from her friend Claudine and travels to Paris to see her, only to learn of her shocking death. Before she knows it, Roberta becomes the target of ruthless men with a deadly agenda that only the letter can unmask. She's alone and vulnerable. But she knows someone - the only someone - who can help her
The walls of Byzantium by James Heneage( Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15th-century Europe: in the midst of growing unrest, rivals battle for a hidden treasure, each desperate to secure its power for their own nations. But no-one can discover its whereabouts; nor even knows if it is still in the possession of those born to guard it. Four remarkable characters from four leading families provide the story as their crossed allegiances, plots and passions are played out on this epic scale. Yet the private lives are there too, and in castle and church, in siege and on battlefield, the love, fear, violence and reluctant loyalty to creed or destiny propel the characters to their fates
Crisis point by Andy Briggs( )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hero Foundation is a shadow of its former self and Lord Eon - the most terrible supervillain ever - is still at large. Worse, he has hatched a plan to tear apart time. Toby and his superhero friends should be able to stop him - but Pete has woken from his coma a different person and Lorna has disappeared
Home by Nicola Davies( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's 2067 and the world has become uninhabitable with all the pollution created by mankind. Ruling classes live holed up in the cities and workers live in Stations, safe from the outside world. But one day Station 27 is taken over by rebels and Nero, from the ruling classes, and Sacks, a worker, find themselves thrown together
Red dust : a path through China by Jian Ma( Recording )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part memoir, part travelogue, this volume shows Ma Jian's skills as novelist, poet and painter. It brings the people and places alive on the page, while his personal story offers an insight into Chinese society since the death of Mao
The great lover by Jill Dawson( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A widow named Nell Golightly recalls her relationship with Rupert Brooke when a young Tahitian woman claiming to be the daughter of the poet writes to ask Nell what her father was like
Young Prince Philip : his turbulent early life by Philip Eade( Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 'Young Prince Philip', Philip Eade recounts the prince's extraordinary upbringing in Greece, France, Nazi Germany and Britain, where he inhabited a strikingly colourful milieu yet was beset by continual turbulence and a succession of family tragedies
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